362.106 Semiconductor Physics for Materials Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to students are able to describe simple quantum mechanical systems such as one-dimensional potential pots or tunnel structures and to calculate the associated wave functions and energies. Furthermore, after positive completion, students are able to describe simple components such as diodes, tunnel diodes and light emitting diodes.



Subject of course

Fundamentals of atomic physics. Oscillations and waves: The Schrödinger equation. Origin of the energy bands. The wave nature of electrons. Diamond and zinc blende structure. The band structure of special semiconductors. Statistics of electrons and holes. Mobility and field current. Electron-photon interaction. Optical transitions in semiconductors. Mode of action of the pn-transition. Manufacture and types of pn diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors.



Teaching methods

This LVA is completely online.. Videos of the Lecture will be uploaded weekly and a link from TUWEL will be available. Please use TUWEL course 362.129The TUWEL course will be visible starting October 1, the first videos on October 7. In addition, every Wednesday a one hour Q&A dession will take place in EI10, the maximum allowance of students in this room is 75. The first Q&A session will take place on October 14.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Language: lecture in german

exam: written or oral



Examination modalities

The LVA examination can be taken either in writing at the end of the semester or orally. Oral dates are available for the registered dates on request by email, also in the summer months.

Examinations can be taken in German or English

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2023 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Mandatory
066 504 Master programme Embedded Systems Not specified


Lecture notes available   Inst. für Festkörperelektronik, Gußhausstraße 25-25a, Building  CH, 1040 Wien

hand outs in TUWEL course 

Previous knowledge

Knowledge of calculation rules for complex numbers, elementary functions (e.g. exponential and sine functions), differentiation, integration, polynomials (especially partial fractional decomposition and polynomial division). Basic knowledge of physics in mechanics, electrostatics, optics, knowledge of the atomic model.