[ 489WKHPHLPV22 ] VL Semiconductor and Solid State Physics

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Physics Thomas Fromherz 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Electronics and Information Technology (ELIT) 2023W
  • Basic concepts of solid state physics with emphasis on semiconductor physics
  • binding in solids
  • crystal types
  • diffraction on crystals
  • reciprocal space
  • electronic band structure
  • effective mass
  • shallow donors and acceptors
  • density of states
  • intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
  • drift and diffusion currents
  • generation/recombination
  • carrier injection
  • equation of continuity
Criteria for evaluation oral exam
  • blackboard and powerpoint
  • demonstration material
  • concise manuscript
Language German
Study material
  • Charles Kittel, Einführung in die Festkörperphysik, Oldenburg Verlag 2005
  • H. Ibach, H. Lüth, Festkörperphysik, Springer 2009 (eBook in der JKU Bibliothek)
  • S. M. Sze, Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, John Wiley and Sons 2001
  • R. Sauer, Halbleiterphysik: Lehrbuch für Physiker und Ingenieure, Oldenbourg München, 2009
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture (*)ist gemeinsam mit 489MAPHBEOV19: VL Bauelemente für Elektronik und Optoelektronik (4,5 ECTS) äquivalent zu
489MAPHHLPV17: VL Halbleiter- und Festkörperphysik (4,5 ECTS) + TPMWTVOOEDE: VO Optoelectronic devices (3 ECTS)
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
489MAPHHLPV19: VL Semiconductor and Solid State Physics (2019W-2022S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence