Electronic Properties of Materials

Course Name: 

Electronic Properties of Materials (MT264)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Free electron theory, Fermi-Dirac statistics; density of energy states, Fermi energy, electrons in a periodic field of a crystal, Kronig Penny model, Brilluoin zone theory, classical theory of specific heat, thermal conductivity, photon conductivity, phonon conductivity, thermal expansion of metals, polymers and ceramics, resistivity variation, intrinsic & extrinsic semiconductors, semiconducting compounds, production of transistors, integrated circuits, zone refining and single crystal growth, dielectric materials, ferroelectric materials, superconductors, magnetic materials, applications, ferrites, zone theory, opacity, luminescence, translucency, laser modulation and amplification, LED, optical storage and optical computer, optical fibres; Lasers.


W. Hume Rothery and B R Coles, Atomic Theory for Students of Metallurgy, Institute of Materials, London, 1988. .
G.V. Raynor, An Introduction to Electron Theory of Metals, Institute of Materials,London, 1988.
S. O. Pillai, Solid State Physics, New Age International Pvt. Ltd., India 2002.
Rolf E Hummel, Electronic Properties of Materials, 2nd Edition, Narosha Publishing House, 1995.
Manas Chanda, Science of Engineering Materials, Vol. 3, Engineering Properties, McMillan, 1980.
B. M. Srivatsava and C. Srinivasan, Science of Engineering Materials New Age International Pvt. Ltd. 1999.
John Wulff et al. Electronic Properties, Vol. IV John Wiley and Sons, 1964.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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