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Welcome to the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics!

Research at the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics focuses on the growth, nanofabrication, characterization, modification and applications of semiconducting heterostructures and nanostructures of ferromagnetic structures and materials, oligomers, polymers and metals. Our focus covers all aspects of nanostructures, ranging from fundamental investigations and modeling of physical properties to the realizing novel nanostructures in support of quantum optics, infrared optoelectronics, magnetic, spintronic and thermoelectric devices.

Nanostructures are fabricated using advanced lithography and processing techniques, including electron beam lithography, holographic lithography, as well as self-assembled growth of quantum dots and wires using molecular beam epitaxy, metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy and chemical synthesis. In this regard, the institute operates a Class-100 cleanroom facility containing all of the required processing equipment. The objective of nanofabrication is to produce defect-free structures in the sub-50-nm range with precise control of shapes and compositions, sharp heterointerfaces and excellent optical, electronic and magnetic properties. We focus particularly on developing site-control techniques to support the positioning of self-assembled nanostructures.

Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics


Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Semiconductor Physics building

Office hours

Mo-Fr: 09.00 - 15.00


+43 732 2468-9600, -9639

Semiconductor Physics Division

Solid State Physics Division

News & Events

News 17.07.2023

Habilitation of Moritz Brehm

News 13.03.2023

FWF Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Science Austria" (quantA) approved

The Rastelli group is part of quantA, a new cluster of excellence, bringing together the Austrian Quantum Science community and receiving support from the FWF for the next 5 years.  

Univ. Prof. Armando Rastelli
News 30.01.2023

JKU Researchers Extend the Storage Time of Quantum Information in Semiconductor Nanostructures

All over the world, governments and companies are conducting research to create a new type of computer - quantum computers. The road to commercial viability, however, is long and arduous.

F.l.: Armando Rastelli, Christian Schimpf and Saimon Covre da Silva
News 20.12.2022

Erwin Wenzl Preis 2022

Congratulations to Tobias M. Krieger!