Semiconductors Tutorials

Video tutorials for photovoltaic energy conversion 

Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion:  

Fundamentals of Surface Recombination: 

Extrinsic surface passivation of silicon solar cells 


The Altermatt Lecture Series, 2021

This lectures shows both graphically and mathematically why the band diagram is often a complete set of parameters to describe semiconductor devices. 
You will understand the necessary potentials and their reference points in such a way that you can spontaneously imagine them later in your career. 
How does band bending occur? And how do the different potentials enter into the semiconductor equations?

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Supporting materials for semiconductors education

  • Semiconductors online book link.
  • Online simulations plataform for semiconductor devices: NanoHUB.

Recommended text books

  • Neamen, Donald A (2011) Semiconductor physics and devices. McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Streetman, B., & Banerjee, S. (2016). Solid State Electronic Devices
  • Islam, S. S (2006) Semiconductor physics and devices. Oxford University Press
  • Pierret, R. (1996). Semiconductor Device Fundamentals.