COURSE CONTENT |
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Week |
Topics |
Study Materials |
1 |
Introduction to crystal structures, atomic bonding and electrical conduction concept |
Textbook, lecture notes |
2 |
The types of bonding and introduction to “Electron Band Theory” |
Textbook, lecture notes |
3 |
Conduction, semi-conduction and isolation behavior of materials depending on the electron band structure. |
Textbook, lecture notes |
4 |
Semiconductor materials and doping of the semiconductors. Electronic materials and micro device concept: p-n junction diode, metal-semiconductor junction (Schottky) diode and n-p-n / p-n-p transistors. |
Textbook, lecture notes |
5 |
Single crystal materials and semiconductor micro device production techniques |
Textbook, lecture notes |
6 |
Dielectric materials and polarization mechanisms |
Textbook, lecture notes |
7 |
Piezoelectric crystals and piezzo electric effect: theory and calculations. |
Textbook, lecture notes |
8 |
Magnetization mechanism and interrelation between magnetization and the electron configuration. |
Textbook, lecture notes |
9 |
Transition metals and magnetic materials |
Textbook, lecture notes |
10 |
Thermodynamics, kinetics and thermal properties of materials, |
Textbook, lecture notes |
11 |
MIDTERM |
Textbook, lecture notes |
12 |
Thermal properties of materials: heat capacity, thermal expansion and thermal conduction calculations |
Textbook, lecture notes |
13 |
Interactions between materials and electron, photon, X-rays: optical emission, luminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, Raman shift and x-ray fluorescence processes. |
Textbook, lecture notes |
14 |
Optical properties of materials |
Textbook, lecture notes |