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FAFN15 - Crystal growth and semiconductor epitaxy

Crystal growth and semiconductor epitaxy (VT 2019)


Course coordinator: Jonas Johansson

Lecturer: Jonas Johansson

Exercise supervisors: Lukas Hrachowina and Marcus Tornberg

Course credits: 7.5

Course book:

Epitaxy of semiconductors: Introduction to physical principles, Udo W. Pohl, Springer 2013

NOTE: The e-book is available on the library database through the link:

Introduction meeting: 22nd of January 2019, 10:15, room H421, physics department



There are six seminars during the course in each a set of questions is solved. The question set is handed out beforehand. A number of questions (marked in RED) are intended to be handed in. These home assignments are not compulsory, but if you hand in solutions to these problems in time, you will get a maximum of 5 points that will be added to your exam result (a 50-point exam). The home assignments should be completed individually. Note that the bonus points will be added to your exam result after you have passed. That is, the points will not help you to pass the exam, only to increade your grade once you have passed.


It is important that you hand in the assignments in time. If they are handed in too late I will not consider them. The deadline of all home assignments is mentioned in each exercise-set.


Suggested Reading Schedule

Lecture 1, 2 and 3: Introduction to epitaxy and structural properties of heterostructures

Chapter 1 and 2 except for sections: 2.1.8, 2.2.8 and 2.4 (2.4.1 to 2.4.6)


Lecture 4, 5 and 6: Thermodynamics of growth

Whole chapter 4 to be read.

Lecture 7 and 8: Kinetics of growth

Whole chapter 5 to be read.

Lecture 9 and 10: Doping and diffusion

Chapter 6 except for sections: 6.1.7, 6.2.4 - 6.3.4

Lecture 11 and 12: Methods of epitaxy

 Whole chapter 7 to be read.



Course schedule

Event day date time place content
Lecture 1TueJan 2210-12H421Lecture notes 1
Lecture 2ThuJan 2410-12H421Lecture notes (2)
Seminar 1FriJan 258-10H322Exercise 1
Deadline: Feb 1, 10:00
Solutions 1
Lecture 3TueJan 2910-12H221 Lecture notes (3)
Lecture 4ThuJan 3110-12H421Lecture notes (4)
Seminar 2FriFeb 18-10H322Exercise 2
Deadline: Feb 8, 10:00
Solutions 2
Lecture 5TueFeb 510-12H421Lecture notes (5)
Lecture 6ThuFeb 710-12H421Lecture notes (6)
Seminar 3FriFeb 88-10H322Exercise 3
Deadline: Feb 15, 10:00
Solutions 3
Lecture 7TueFeb 1210-12H421Lecture notes (7)
Lecture 8ThuFeb 1410-12H421Lecture notes (8)
 Seminar 4FriFeb 158-10H322Exercise 4
Deadline: Feb 22, 10:00
Solutions 4
Lecture 9TueFeb 1910-12H421Lecture notes (9)
Lecture 10ThuFeb 2110-12H421Lecture notes (10)
 Seminar 5FriFeb 228-10H322Exercise 5
Deadline: Mar 1, 10:00
Solutions 5
Lecture 11TueFeb 2610-12H421Lecture notes (11 & 12)
Lecture 12ThuFeb 2810-12k-space, FTFVisit to epitaxy labs, meet Peter Blomqvist in k-space at 10:15
Seminar 6FriMar 18-10H322Exercise 6
Deadline: Mar 8, 10:00
Solutions 6
SummaryTueMar 510-12H421

We finish the doping chapter and an earlier Exam

will be solved.

ExtraThuMar 710-12H421Finish solving the earlier exam. Then Questions and answers
ExtraFriMar 88-10H322Questions and answers
Written examTueMar 198-13H421

 A sheet of equatoins

*This will be handed out at the exam