PHT.301 Physics of Semiconductor Devices




Electrons in crystals

Intrinsic Semiconductors

Extrinsic Semiconductors


pn junctions




Bipolar transistors




Exam questions

Html basics

TUG students

Student projects


Notes for TU Graz Students

This website accompanies a course on the physics of semiconductor devices that is taught at Graz University of Technology in Graz, Austria. The course is taught in English. A web page has been made for every major section of the course. On each page, the topics that are covered in that section are listed. Often the topics are linked to the appropriate Wikipedia entry. Wikipedia provides useful definitions and it has the advantage that information is available in various languages.

The reading for each section is usually chapters (or parts of chapters) from the Singh's, Sze's, or Thuselt's book. Sometimes other material is provided in electronic format. It is expected that the students participating in this course have read the material listed in the reading list.

Practice problems are listed under the reading list. Students can post solutions to the problems for the benefit of other students. If drawings or equations are necessary, the solution files (gif, jpg, pdf, doc, ...) can be posted. There is no guarantee that the solutions posted by students are correct. Some of the problems are corrected by the server.

Underneath the problems, references are listed. These are not required reading. These references should be referred to if some topic in the reading list is not clear. The references might also be useful when solving problems.

There is a section called "For the exam." Important concepts that you should know are listed in this section. One student made a set of notes specifically for the "For the exam" section. These notes can be found here.

Every student must contribute something that will improve the course for students in the future. Anything that you think will help other students is possible. Please discuss your project with Peter Hadley before starting. A list of possible projects can be found here.