Aims/Description: The module will cover the theory and practice of the growth of compound semiconductor epitaxial layers, the characterisation of those layers and the design, fabrication and characterization of compound semiconductor devices such as LEDs, laser diodes, and transistors. You will gain practical experience in all aspects of the creation of a compound semiconductor device including the safety issues associated with device manufacture. You will also obtain a broad understanding of the global importance of compound semiconductor technology manufacturing.

Staff Contact: SAAD ROLA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment, Presentation

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