13E063FECT - Solid State Physical Electronics

Course specification
Course title Solid State Physical Electronics
Acronym 13E063FEČT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
    Condition none
    The goal Provide an in-depth, quantum-mechanical treatment of the electronic bandstructure of solids, with the emphasis on semiconductors. Motion of electrons in periodic lattices. Learn about charge carrier transport and optical processes in bulk semiconductors, as well as provide a detailed analysis of heterojunctions.
    The outcome Student should gain a working knowledge of the band structure of one-dimensional crystals, as well as the ability for independent analysis of electronic structure of bulk semiconductors. In addition, student should acquire basic knowledge about transport and optical properties of semiconductors and to fully master the subject of heterojunctions.
    URL to lectures
    Contents of lectures Bandstructure of solids (Bloch’s theorem, Brillouin zones, density of states, carrier concentration, localized states). Electron transport processes (Boltzmann equation, mobility and conductivity). Inhomogeneous and heterogeneous semiconductor in equilibrium. Current flow in inhomogeneous semiconductors (transport equations, recombination, p-n junction). Optical properties of semiconductors.
    Contents of exercises Computer simulations of selected problems
    1. "Solid State Physical Electronics", Jelena Radovanović, Vitomir Milanović, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2010. (
    2. "Problems in solid state physical electronics", D. Tjapkin, M.Smiljanić, V. Milanović, Z. Ikonić, D. Inđin, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 1994.
    3. "Physics of semiconductor and their heterostructures", J. Singh, McGraw–Hill, New York, 1993. (Original title)
    4. "Simulations for Solid State Physics", R. H. Silsbee, J. Drager, Cambridge University Press, 1997. (Original title)
    5. "Poluprovodničke kvantne mikrostrukture", Z. Ikonić, V. Milanović, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Beograd, 1997. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching lectures, small projects, computer simulations, seminars
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 50
    Seminars 0