704911 Semi- and Superconductor Physics

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 28.11.2016 Place course on memo list
Semi- and Superconductor Physics
SV 2
every 2nd year

At the end of the class students should know the concepts taught in the lecture and be able to apply them to simple problems and questions in the field.

This course builds on and extends the Solid State Physics class of the Physics Bachelor program. After a short review we will develop the foundations of semi- and superconductor physics to the point that modern applications of these materials in classical and quantum physics can be discussed. 

  1. Semiconductors
    1. Doping, hole conduction, transport properties
    2. Semiconductor devices
    3. Optical properties
    4. Optoeletronics
    5. Semiconductor quantum optics
  2. Sperconductors
    1. Phenomena (vanishing resisitvity, Meissner effect, flux quantization, etc.)
    2. Ginzburg-Landau theory
    3. Basics of BCS theory
    4. Josephson effect
    5. SQUID
    6. Applications in quantum physics

Blackboard or tablet-pc presentation


  • Gross & Marx, Festkörperphysik, Oldenbourg Verlag
  • Grundmann, The Physics of Semiconductors, Springer
  • Tinkham, Superconductivity, Oxford University Press

The course will be given in German or English upon request

Mo, 14:15-15:45, SR 2/36
Group 1
Date Time Location
Tue 2016-03-08
14.15 - 14.45 HS D (Technik) HS D (Technik) Barrier-free