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260042 VO Applied semiconductor physics - photovoltaics (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik


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Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lecture is partly held via pre-recorded ScreenCasts, which should be viewed at the latest on the lecture dates. From 17:00 onwards, the material will be discussed via video conference (Zoom) and questions will be answered. The lectures from May 27th, 2021 to June 24th, 2021 take place synchronously online from 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm. Details and documents can be found in the Moodle course.

Thursday 11.03. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 15:30 - 17:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Semiconductor physics: band model, density of states, effective mass, intrinsic conduction, doping, pn junction.
Semiconductors and photons: solar radiation, basic photometry, generation and recombination of charge carriers, lifetime, direct and indirect semiconductors, photodiode, photovoltaic cell, luminescence diode.
Solar modules and systems: structure, functionality, system components and their functionality, yield / cost / lifespan, building integration and system integration (sector coupling), storage, transmission network aspects.
Manufacturing processes and applications: Wet chemical fabrication, vacuum-based manufacturing, upscaling, prototype-compatible processes, metal oxides and applications in electronics, glass industry, optoelectronics.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge about the basics of semiconductor physics and the interactions of semiconductors with photons; Practical application of semiconductor components in photovoltaics. Building on a solid basis in semiconductor physics, the lecture conveys knowledge on applications of semiconductor physics in optoelectronic components and in photovoltaics. The exam tests the understanding of the presented physical concepts and their technical application.

Examination topics

Content of the lecture. Supporting documents are provided via the eLearning system and indicate the topics for the examination.

Reading list

Available in the eLearning system

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Sa 02.10.2021 08:49