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Semiconductor Physics and Nanoscience (Lecture)

MitarbeiterInnen-Seminar zur Bio- und Nanotechnologie (Seminar)

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Semiconductor Physics and Nanoscience

MitarbeiterInnen-Seminar zur Bio- und Nanotechnologie

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From Semiconductor Physics to Nowadays Information Technology

MitarbeiterInnen-Seminar zur Bio- und Nanotechnologie

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Semiconductor Physics and Nanoscience

SoSe 2014: Semiconductor Physics and Nanoscience

Lecture SS2013Lecture SS2013

Tuesday, 12:00-13:30, Seminar room  II. Physikalischen Instituts 

Condensed Matter Physics, Module No.: MN-P-SP-CondMat, MN-P-PN-CondMat, MN-P-WaMa

Course: Semiconductor Physics and Nanoscience

Lecturers: Roger Wördenweber (Email:                      

Requirements for participation: Basic knowledge of condensed matter physics

Type of module examinations: Oral examination

Duration of the course: 1 semester



Aims of the course:

Understanding of theoretical and experimental concepts of semiconductor physics, nanotechnology as well as aspects of future information technology.

Knowledge of basic fields and important applications of information technology.



Contents of the course:

Semiconducting material and nanostructures represent the backbone of modern electronics and information technology. At the same time they are fundamental to the research of problems of modern solid state physics, information technology and biophysics. This lecture will provide an introduction to semiconductor physics and its applications.

Topics covered are

  • introduction to semiconductor physics, crystalline structure, band structure, electronic and optical properties,
  • heterostructures, junction and interfaces,
  • basic semiconductor device concepts, 
  • up to date techniques and strategies of information technology ranging from nowadays preparation technologies and nanoscience to concepts of molecular electronic and bioelectronics.



Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals
Robert F. Pierret ; Pearson Education, ISBN 0-13-061792-x

Physics for Computer Science Students
N. Carcia, A. Damask; Springer-Verlag, ISBN 3-540-97656-6

H. Ibach, H. Lüth;  Springer-Verlag

Nanoelectronics and Information Technology 
R. Waser;   Wiley-VCH, ISBN  3527403639