Degree (subjects and courses studied)
Antony John Penton
Institution: Trinity College, Cambridge (University of Cambridge).
Electrical and Information Sciences Part II
- D2. Power Electronics.
- D3. Power Utilisation.
- D4. Computational Electromagnetics.
- D5. Quantum Phenomena.
- D6. Solid State Devices.
- D7. VLSI Design and CAD.
- D8. Electronic System Design.
- D14. Solar Electric Power.
Project: Novel semiconductor devices using Silicon-on-Sapphire technology.
Silicon-on-Sapphire is a reasonably well established technology. A thin layer of silicon is fused onto a substrate of artificial sapphire. Devices are built in the silicon layer. The project is novel because it is looking at building power devices on SoS, as opposed to low-power devices that have been built before. SoS looks promising for use in Power Integrated Circuits, since it is an excellent electrical insulator (thus providing isolation between devices) and a good thermal conductor (making it able to disapate any power lost in the device). It has all the advantages of conventional Junction Isolated technology and the advantages of the new Silicon on Insulator technology. My project is initally concerned with simulating and comparing the same LDMOSFET in JI, SOI, and SoS technologies, then with designing devices in SoS.
Electrical and Information Sciences Part I (II.1)
- E1. Electrical circuits. (analogue circuit techniques, logic circuits, digital circuits, optical circuits)
- E2. Power electronics, powers systems and drives. (electrical drives, power electronics, power systems)
- E3. Electronic and optical devices. (semiconductors, characteristics of light, photonic devices)
- E5. Communication systems. (analogue modulation and noise, baseband transmission, communication networks, source coding)
- E6. Computing systems. (computer architecture, software engineering and distributed computing, pattern processing, artificial intelligence)
Natural Sciences Part IB (II.2)
- Advanced Physics (2/3) (dynamics, experimental methods, waves, electromagetism, optics, quantum mechanics, thermal physics, condensed matter physics)
- Stratigraphic Geology (1/3) (maps and structures, techtonics and seismology, evolution of the hydrosphere, biogenic and chemical sediments, clastic sedimentology, micropalaeontology and evolution, vertebrate palaeontology, sedimentry basins reviewed)
Natural Sciences Part IA (I)
- Physics (mechanics and molecules, oscillations and waves, fields, relativity and quantum physics)
- Chemistry (shapes and structures of molecules, chemical reactions, kinetics of reactions, energetics and equilibria, chemistry of the elements)
- Geology (Earth as a planet and volcanic processes, palaeobiology, earth surface processes and sediments, introduction to geology of Arran, historical and environmental geology of Britian)
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