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Physics of Semiconductors, part 1

Physics of Semiconductors, part 1 (UE S1-8)

The course introduces the fundamental concepts of semiconductor solid state physics and shows how the electronic and optical properties can be finely tuned in these materials. It further highlights the prominent role played by semiconductor materials in the design of common electronic and opto‐electronic devices (transistors, LEDs...). Synthesis techniques and elaboration routes are presented as well.


  • Intermediate written exam
  • Final written exam

Prior knowledge

Basics of Physics (for non-physicists)


  • Peter Y. Yu and Manuel Cardona, "Fundamentals of Semiconductors: Physics and Materials Properties", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, fourth edition, 2010
  • Claus F. Klingshirn, "Semiconductor Optics", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, third edition, 2007
  • Charles Kittel, "Introduction to Solid State Physics", Wiley, New York, eighth edition, 2004
  • N.G. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley Interscience

course volume

  • lectures: 26 hours
  • tutorial: 4h
  • ECTS: 3