Welcome to the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics!

Research at the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics is focusing on the growth, nanofabrication, characterization, modification and applications of semiconducting hetero- and nanostructures, of ferromagnetic structures and materials, of oligomers, polymers and metals. It covers all aspects of nanostructures, ranging from fundamental investigations and modeling of physical properties up to the realization of novel nanostructures for 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. For these purposes, a Class-100 cleanroom facility with all necessary processing equipment is run at the institute. 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. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of site-control techniques for the positioning of self-assembled nanostructures.

Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics

Head of Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Ney


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

News & Events
News 20.05.2019

Professor Armando Rastelli elected corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

News 17.05.2019


Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:25 - 17:00, BA9910

News 13.05.2019

STANDARD-Blog "Die Physiker"

Andrea Navarro-Quezada and Rajdeep Adhikari are regularly publishing news for physicists in their blog "Die Physiker" on

News 30.04.2019

Article on Andrea Navarro-Quezada's work in Bezirks-RUNDSCHAU Freistadt

"Unterweitersdorferin erforscht die Nanowelt", Artikel in Bezirks-RUNDSCHAU Freistadt vom 30.04.2019