Microelectronic elements and structures (MMPR)

  • Obligatory course
  • 5 credits


The subject demonstrates relations between the properties of an output semiconductor material, geometry and topology of a semiconductor structure and electrical properties of semiconductor components, equivalent circuit elements and parameters of the component mathematical model, from the motion of electrons and holes to the properties of a semiconductor structure.



Knowledge in semiconductor components will be extended to the level equivalent to Master study specialization Microelectronics. In the Bachelor programme, the physical principles of components are taught within the framework of various subjects. Master study offers a systematic and extended approach. Syllabus: physics of semiconductors, pn junction, metal-semiconductor junction, heterojunctions and superlattices, diodes, bipolar transistors with homogeneous and heterogeneous junctions, the MIMS structure, MOSFET transistors, CMOS structures, modern field-controlled transistor structures (FinFET, DGMOS, SOI, HEMT, etc.), new physical phenomena and related structures (quantum structures, spintronics, carbon nanotubes, etc.).



Computer exercises deal with two types of tasks. (1) Determination of the physical parameters of a structure used for mathematical modelling of a component based on the component characteristics, e.g. V-A or C-U characteristics, thermal or frequency dependence. (2) Simulation of simple electronic circuits and monitoring the effect of component parameters on circuit characteristics.