Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Semiconductor Physics FIZ 438 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses It is recommended to be taken Modern Physics and Solid State Physics
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. HÜSEYİN MURAT TÜTÜNCÜ
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. HÜSEYİN MURAT TÜTÜNCÜ,
Course Assistants Assistants of Physics Department
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective This course aims to develop students into scientists who can pursue original and creative research activities. This program is an important part of the research activity which aims to produce significant scientific output on an international level. The graduate program emphasizes research in various fields of semiconductors, in relation to the rapidly developing optoelectronic fields. Presently, research is in progress in the study of electrons and phonons in semiconductors and semiconductor lasers.
Course Content Crystal structures of semiconductors, Electronic structure of semiconductors, Phonons in Semiconductors, Doped semiconductors, p-n junctions in semiconductors, Semiconductor devices: Diode, Bipolar junction transistor, Field effect transistor, Metal-semiconductor junctions, Light emitting diode and Lasers.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Summarizes the crystal structure of semiconductors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Simulation, Testing,
2 Identifies the properties of doped semiconductors and semiconductor devices. Lecture, Question-Answer, Simulation, Testing,
3 States the principles of Solar Cells and Photonic systems . Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Applies theoretical information to technologic research. Lecture, Question-Answer, Motivations to Show, Simulation, Testing,
5 Calculates the electronic magnitudes of transistors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Applies the working procedure of semiconductor lasers to the technologic structures. Lecture, Question-Answer, Motivations to Show, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Crystal structures of semiconductors [1] Sayfa 10-42
2 Electronic structure of semiconductors [1] Sayfa 84-146
3 Electronic structure of semiconductors [1] Sayfa 84-146
4 Charge transporters of semiconductors [1] Sayfa 147-162
5 Doped semiconductors [1] Sayfa 163-180
6 Donor and acceptor statistics [1] Sayfa 181-212
7 Transport properties [1] Sayfa 213-255
8 p-n junctions in semiconductors [1] Sayfa 256-318
10 p-n junctions in semiconductors [1] Sayfa 256-318
11 Semiconductor devices: Diodes [2] Sayfa 158-205
12 Field effect transistor [2] Sayfa 158-205
13 Fotodiodes – Fototransistors [2] Sayfa 344-400
14 Optical absoption, and Solar Cell [2] Sayfa 430-448
Course Notes [1] Neamen, Donald A. çev: M. Sağlam, A. Ateş, Yarıiletken Fiziğine Giriş, Aktif Yayınevi, 2007, İstanbul
Course Resources [2] Bhattacharya, P. Semiconductor Optoelektronic Devices, Prentice Hall, 1997, New Jersey.
[3] Singleton, J. Band Theory and Electronic Properties of Solids, Oxford University Press, 2001, London
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having enough background in engineering topics related to mathematics, science and their fields. Skill of using theoretical and applied knowledge with engineering solutions in the field, X
2 Identifing, determining, formulating and solving engineering problems. With this purpose choosing and applying analytical methods and modelling techniques, X
3 To analyze a system, a part of a system or a process itself and the skill of design under the given constrains in order to fulfill the specifications. In that direction, the skill of applying modern design techniques X
4 Skill of choosing and applying the modern techniques and vehicles needed by the engineering applications. Skill of using the information technology effectively.
5 Skill of designing and performing an experiment, data acquisition, analyzing and interpreting results,
6 Ability of accessing information and doing research. Skill of using databases and other information sources. X
7 Effective working ability both as an individual and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, self-esteem on taking responsibility,
8 Ability to make oral or written communication in Turkish. At least one foreign language knowledge,
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal. X
10 Consciousness of occupational and ethical responsability,
11 Consciousness on the subjects of project management, field applications, employees health, environment and work safety; awareness on legal consequences of engineering applications, X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 7
2. Kısa Sınav 8
1. Ödev 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 1 2
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 123
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.92
dersAKTSKredisi 5