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FAFN15 - Crystal growth and semiconductor epitaxy

Crystal growth and semiconductor epitaxy (VT 2018)

Exam results VT2018


Course coordinator: Jonas Johansson

Lecturer: Jonas Johansson

Exercise supervisor: Lukas Hrachowina

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: 16th of January 2017, 10:15, room H421, physics department

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 1610-12H421Lecture notes 1
Lecture 2ThuJan 1810-12H421Lecture notes (2)
Seminar 1FriJan 198-10H322Exercise 1
Deadline: Jan 27, 10:00
Solutions 1
Lecture 3TueJan 2310-12H221 Lecture notes (3)
Lecture 4ThuJan 2510-12H421Lecture notes (4)
Seminar 2FriJan 268-10H322Exercise 2
Deadline: Feb 3, 10:00
Solutions 2
Lecture 5TueJan 3010-12H421Lecture notes (5)
Lecture 6ThuFeb 110-12H421Lecture notes (6)
Seminar 3FriFeb 28-10H322Exercise 3
Deadline: Feb 10, 10:00
Solutions 3
Lecture 7TueFeb 610-12H421Lecture notes (7)
Lecture 8ThuFeb 810-12H421Lecture notes (8)
 Seminar 4FriFeb 98-10H322Exercise 4
Deadline: Feb 17, 10:00
Solutions 4
Lecture 9TueFeb 1310-12H421Lecture notes (9)
Lecture 10ThuFeb 1510-12H421Lecture notes (10)
 Seminar 5FriFeb 168-10H322Exercise 5
Deadline: Feb 24, 10:00
Solutions 5
Lecture 11TueFeb 2010-12H421Lecture notes (11 & 12)
Lecture 12ThuFeb 2210-12H421Visit to epitaxy labs
Seminar 6FriFeb 238-10H322Exercise 6
Deadline: Mar 3, 10:00
Solutions 6
SummaryTueFeb 2710-12H421

We finish the doping chapter and an earlier Exam

will be solved.

ExtraThuMar 110-12H421Finish solving the earlier exam. Then Questions and answers
ExtraFriMar 38-10H322Questions and answers
Written examThuMar 158-13H421

 A sheet of equatoins

*This will be handed out at the exam