[ TPMWAVOHLPH ] VL Semiconductor physics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Physics Armando Rastelli 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Technical Physics 2013W
Objectives Based on the concepts of solid-state physics, this lecture presents the fundamentals of semiconductor Physics. The acquired knowledge forms the basis for understanding working principles of semiconductor devices.
Subject Introduction - historical notes on semiconductors; General properties of semiconductors; Crystal structures, reciprocal lattice; Electrons in a periodic potential; Bloch's theorem; Empty lattice model; Quasi-free electron model; Energy bandgaps and effective masses; Pseudopotential method, tight-binding and single-band k.p method for bandstructure calculation; Effective mass and electron velocity; Semiclassical model of electron transport; Cyclotron resonance and basic optical properties.
Criteria for evaluation Oral exam.
Methods Lecture will be given using a tablet and written notes will be distributed after the lectures.
Language English or German on demand
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