Welcome to BANDGAP.xyz, an electronic newsletter produced by the committee of the Institute of Physics' Semiconductor group.
Semiconductor physics is one of the major areas of condensed matter science and forms the core of modern solid-state device technology. The Institute of Physics' Semiconductor Physics Group was formed in 1982 in response to the need for a common forum for industrial and university researchers concerned with the physics, preparation and application of semiconducting materials and device structures. The group contains a large number of members, and they have a broad range of backgrounds often extending beyond physics to electronics, chemistry, and materials science. The group has always interacted closely with government funding bodies.
We are very active in supporting students and early career researchers, through conference funds, and in the organisation of scientific meetings and conferences. Please see our funding and events pages for more information.


March, 2016 - New Early Career Researchers Fund for group members

The IOP have established up a new fund to support to early career researchers who are group members to attend international meetings and visit international facilities. Applications are considered, for up to £300, view more details on the Early Career Researchers Fund and other support and grants available from IOP. A flier for the new fund is also available to download.

August, 2015 - Communication competition results

The group held a communication competition at the UK Semiconductors conference, which was extremely successful. The quality of the presentations was very high indeed. First place went to Jonathan Roberts from Lancaster University, for his talk titled "Nano-Fingerprints: Tiny Gadgets for a Big Cause":


A selection of other videos from the day are available in our media page.