Course title: 
Advanced Semiconductor Devices
Primary programme: 
Fizikus mérnök BSc
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Solid State Physics
Responsible lecturer: 
Dr. Szabolcs Csonka, associate professor, PhD
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Course description: 
The course introduces the hardware building blocks of modern information technologies from traditional semiconductor architectures to the the most up-to-date concepts, technologies and devices. Topics: History of semiconductor devices and semiconductor industry. Advanced silicon technologies from crystal growth to micromachining and nanofabrication techniques. Si devices from traditional MOS FETs to trigate transistors or CCD sensors. Memory devices (SRAM, DRAM, flash). Si solar cells. Compound semiconductors, band engineering, two dimensional electron gas systems, quantum wells, light emitting and laser diodes, high electron mobility transistors, GaN technology. Organic semiconductors: polymer solar cells, OLEDs, printed electronics. Perovskite solar cells. Sensors and actuators: MEMS, physical, chemical, biological sensors, actuators, robotic applications, biointerfaces, artificial skin and nose. Novel device platforms: spintronic devices and resistive switching memories. Novel computing architectures: brain inspired computing, in memory computing, hardware implementation of artificial neural networks.
Reading materials: 
Simon M. Sze, Kwok K. Ng: Physics of Semiconductor DevicesISBN 978-1-119-42911-1 Rainer Waser: Nanoelectronics and Information Technology: Advanced Electronic Materials and Novel Devices. ISBN 978-3527409273
List of competences: 
Please find the detailed list, as quoted from the Hungarian training and outcome requirements of the Physicist Engineer program, in the Hungarian version of the course description.