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Professor Wolfgang Jantsch


Curriculum Vitae


Head of the Institute

Vice-Dean of the Technical Faculty of the University of Linz

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors

Secretary of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors

Council Member of the European Physical Society

Secretary of the Austrian Physical Society

Professor for solid state spectroscopy

Habilitation, University of Linz; Thesis: "Dielectric Properties and Soft Modes in Semiconducting (Pb, Sn, Ge)Te"


Scientist at Max Planck Institut Stuttgart (FRG), (H.-J. Queisser)

Assistent Prof. at University of Linz, (H. Heinrich)

Post-Doc at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

PhD work at Institut für Angewandte Physik, (Karlheinz Seeger); Thesis: "Hot Electrons in GaSb", University of Vienna

Study of Physics and Mathematics, University of Vienna


1975   Förderungspreis of the Theodor Körner Stiftungsfonds
1982   Fritz-Kohlrausch-Preis of the Austrian Physical Society
1988   Kulturpreis of Oberösterreich for Science



  • High field transport in metals and semiconductors
  • Ferroelectric semiconductors
  • Infrared detector diodes
  • Doping Superlattices
  • Deep levels in semiconductors
  • Group IV donors and transition metal impurities in II-VI compounds
  • DX centres in III-V compounds
  • Mixed valence states in GaAs and in HgCdTe
  • Rare earth centres in semiconductors
  • Narrow gap III-V compounds
  • Doping of Nitrides
  • Antiferromagnetic semiconductors (superlattices)
  • Spin properties of confined carriers