Electronic Properties of Materials (ML802)

Course Name: 

Electronic Properties of Materials


M.Tech. in Materials Engineering




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

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.


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,


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships

E.Mail: mme.placementcell@nitk.edu.in

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P