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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

#### Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks. 2-3 hours per week...

#### English

Subtitles: English

### Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

## INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS

Introduction to semiconductor physics : band structure of crystalline semiconducors, optical absorption and doping....
11 videos (Total 75 min), 3 quizzes
11 videos
2. Band structure6m
3. Band structure (cont.)7m
4. Optical absorption9m
5. Intrinsic semiconductors8m
6. Semiconductor doping7m
7. Carrier densities at thermal equilibrium9m
Worked Problem - Carrier Densities at Equilibrium5m
Appendix 15m
Appendix 23m
Appendix 33m
3 practice exercises
Quiz 18m
QUIZ 28m
Test: Semiconductor Physics
Week
2
1 hour to complete

## TRANSPORT PHENOMENA : THE p-n JUNCTION

Transport phenomena in semiconductors : carrier injection by light and recombination; the equilibrium and non-equilibrium p-n junction; the photovoltaic effect...
9 videos (Total 70 min), 3 quizzes
9 videos
2. Carrier injection by light. Recombination8m
3. The equilibrium p - n junction9m
4. The non-equilibrium p - n junction11m
Appendix 14m
Appendix 26m
Appendix 36m
Appendix 45m
Worked Problem - Implied Open Circuit Voltage6m
3 practice exercises
QUIZ 16m
QUIZ 28m
Test - Quasi-Equilibrium
Week
3
1 hour to complete

## ASYMMETRICAL DEVICES

Metal-semiconductor contacts and semiconductor surface; Heterojunctions...
5 videos (Total 38 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
2. Non-equilibrium metal-semiconductor contact5m
3. Ohmic contacts5m
4. The semiconductor surface - Heterojunctions10m
Worked Problem - Semiconductor Heterojunctions7m
2 practice exercises
QUIZ 18m
Test - Asymmetrical Junctions
Week
4
2 hours to complete

## SOLAR CELL OPERATION

Solar Spectrum; solar cell Fundamentals; limitations of conversion efficiency; solar modules...
10 videos (Total 69 min), 3 quizzes
10 videos
2. Solar spectrum8m
3. Solar cell fundamentals8m
Worked Problem - The I-V Characteristic5m
4. Multi-junctions - Conversion efficiency limitations7m
5. solar cell optics11m
Worked Problem - Solar Cell under Concentration5m
6. From cell to module4m
Appendix 12m
3 practice exercises
QUIZ 18m
QUIZ 210m
QUIZ 38m

## Instructors

### Pr. Bernard Drevillon

Professor at Ecole polytechnique
Former Director of the Thin Film Laboratory at Ecole polytechnique (LPICM)

### Erik Johnson

CNRS Researcher
Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces (LPICM)