[ 461WEPHHPFV16 ] VL Semiconductor physics for advanced students

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Physics Armando Rastelli 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Technical Physics 2016W
Objectives Based on the fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics, this lecture presents in depth selected topics, which are the basis for research and development in the area of semiconductor physics.
Subject Multiband k.p method for band structure calculation; Kane's model without spin-orbit; Kane's model with spin-orbit - effective mass of light particles; Luttinger-Kohn model with inclusion of remote bands; Effective mass of heavy and light holes; Effects of strain in semiconductors; definition of strain and stress tensors and general properties; Inclusion of strain effects in k.p model; Deformation potentials and Pikus-Bir Hamiltonian; Effects of biaxial strain - the case of lattice mismatched growth; Optical properties of semiconductors; Lorentz model, Kramers-Kronig relations and dielectric function; Dipole approximation for transition probabilities; absorption coefficient, refractive index, polarization selection rules and optical spin injection; Einstein's coefficients; Spontaneous emission and gain spectrum; Effective mass equation and its application to shallow donors, heterostructures and excitons.
Criteria for evaluation Oral exam
Methods Lectures are given using a tablet. Written material is distributed after the lectures
Language German or English
Study material Lecture notes, available after each lecture on KUSSS and recommended literature
Changing subject? No
Further information Contents slightly vary from year to year - Some of the topics will be treated more or less in depth.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment