[ IEBPPVOHLPH ] VL Semiconductor and Solid State Physics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Physics Friedrich Schäffler 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Information Electronics 2012W
Objectives Introduction to the basic concepts of solid state physics with emphasis on semiconductor physics. Preparation for the physics lectures in the Master Curriculum, namely Semiconductor Devices and Optoelectronic Devices.
Subject - binding mechanisms in solids
- translational invariant types of lattices
- x-ray and electron beam diffraction on crystals
- reciprocal lattice
- electron band structure in k-space
- effective mass
- hydrogen-like defects (doping)
- density of states
- carrier statistics in intrinsic und extrinsic semiconductors
- carrier transport by drift and diffusion
- generation und recombination
- carrier injection
- equation of continuity
- electrostatics of the p/n-junction
Criteria for evaluation oral exam
Methods blackboard, overhead and powerpoint viewgraphs, demonstration material, script
Language German
Study material - Charles Kittel, Einführung in die Festkörperphysik, Oldenburg Verlag 2005
- 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
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence