Vorlesung "Compound Semiconductors"


The course information will be provided via Moodle. The password for the course will be published in the first lecture.

Content of the lecture

  • Semiconductors, Compound Semiconductors
  • Bulk and epitaxial crystal growth
  • Optical processes, spectroscopic methods
  • Electrical characterisation methods
  • x-ray diffraction, microscopy and other characterisation methods
  • Low-dimensional structures: quantum wells, wires, dots
  • Strain in semiconductor structures
  • Short wavelength materials: Group III nitrides
  • Semiconductor Lasers, LEDs
  • Solar Cells
  • Electronic devices: HEMTs, HBTs

Recommended literature

  • Lecture script
  • F. Scholz, Compound Semiconductors, Pan Stanford, Singapore 2018
  • Ch. Kittel, Einführung in die Festkörperphysik, Oldenbourg Verlag
  • O. Madelung, Grundlagen der Halbleiterphysik, Springer
  • R.J. Malik (Volume Ed.), F.F.Y. Wang (Series Ed.), Materials Processing, Theory and Practices, Vol. 7: III-V-Semiconductor Materials and Devices, North-Holland, Amsterdam, Oxford, New York, Tokyo 1989
  • T.S. Moss (ed.), Handbook of Semiconductors, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1994
  • D.T.J. Hurle (ed.), Handbook of Crystal Growth, North-Holland, Amsterdam 1993, Vol. 1-3
  • S.M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, John Wiley
  • R.K. Willardson, A.C. Beer, Semiconductors and Semimetals, Buchserie Academic Press; z.B. Band 22, Band 24
  • E. Rosencher, B. Vinter, Optoelectronics, Cambridge University Press 2002
  • K.J. Ebeling, Integrierte Optoelektronik, Springer 1989


Lecture dates

  • Tuesday 12-14, room 47.2.102
  • Wednesday 8-10, room 45.2.101
  • some extra dates will be on Wed 10-12, details to be discussed in the lecture