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Power Semiconductor Devices
[Course materials]

Rooms: A410


Course syllabus

  1. Particularities of power semiconductor devices
    • Semiconductors at high injection levels - high injection level vs. low injection level. The p-n junction characteristics at high injection levels.
    • Junction terminations for high-voltage capability. Thermal operation of power semiconductor devices.
  2. Unipolar power devices:
    • The power Schottky diode. The MOS power transistor. The power static-induction transistor SIT.
  3. Bipolar and merged power devices:
    • Power diodes. Power LEDs. Solar cells. The power bipolar transistor. The monolithic Darlington transistor. The thyristors. The IGBT. The ESBT.