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Semiconductor Devices and Sensors

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Harold Chong
Academic year

Module overview

This module will be first offered in the 2018/19 academic year.

To introduce advanced semiconductor devices and to develop a detailed understanding of the design, operating mechanisms and fabrication technology of semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Field effect technology can be utilised as solid-state chemical sensors, the most common sensor being the ion selective field effect transistor (ISFET). The module will explain the principle of operation of these sensors including the physical chemistry of the electrode-electrolyte interface, and the reference electrodes. An ISFET pH sensor will be investigated during a laboratory exercise and the module will conclude with a discussion of the applications of these sensors in medicine.

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