Electronic Properties of Materials (ML802)

Course Name: 

Electronic Properties of Materials

Programme: 

M.Tech. in Materials Engineering

Semester: 

Second

Category: 

Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Content: 

Introduction: Brilluion Zone Theory; Fermi level, Band theory. Thermal Properties: specific heat, thermal expansion & thermal conductivity. Electrical properties: conductors, insulators, intrinsic semiconductors, extrinsic semiconductors. Single crystal growth, zone refining, producion of PNP, NPN transistors, intergrated circuits.Dielectrical - materials and applications, electrostriction, magnetostriction. Ultrasonic transducers: piezoelectric materials and applications, ferroelectric materials and applications. Magnetic Properties: soft magnetic materials, hard magnetic materials, ferrites, garnets, ESD magnets, magnetic tapes, films, ferromagnetic materials, antiferromagnetic materials, materials for computer memories. Neutron diffraction. Superconductivity: Type I, Type II superconductors, hard and soft superconductors, Meissener effect, high temperature superconductors, Applications of superconductors, photoconducting applications. Optical Properties: lasers, gas laser, He-Ne laser, N2CO2, Ar, H2- Cd lasers, liquid lasers, dye lasers, solids laser, ruby, Nd - YA glass lasers, semiconductor diode laser, applications of laser. Optical storage, optical computing, optical fibres.

References: 

R. E. Hummmel, Electronic Properties of Materials, Navona, 1995
J. Wulff, Electronic Properties, Edition of1964.
C. M. Srivastava & C. Srinivasan, Science of Engineering Materials, NewAge International Pvt. Ltd., India. 1999,

Department: 

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
 

Contact us

Dr. Udaya Bhat K, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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