Coursebooks

Theory of materials: from structures to properties

MSE-300

Lecturer(s) :

Stolichnov Igor

Language:

English

Summary

Macroscopic properties of solids are analysed using symmetry arguments, tensors, thermodynamics, and simple phenomenological models.

Content

1. The tools and formalism of phenomenological descriptions: symmetry, tensors, and thermodynamics

2. Description of practically important macroscopic properties (in the equilibrium state): dielectric response, elasticity, piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, thermal dilatation and others

3. Description of dynamic equilibrium properties and transport properties: dielectric relaxation, electrical conductivity, heart conductivity, and thermoelectric phenomena

4. Use of simple phenomenological models for analysis of properties (such as Landau theory of structural phase transitions )

5. Application-relevant problems that require analysis of anysotropic properties of solids

Keywords

symmetry, tensors, anysotropy, thermodynamics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

No obligatory courses: the introduction covering mathematics and physics used in the course will be provided

Strongly recommended: basics of crystallography; general physics: thermodynamics, electrostatics; basics of linear algebra

 

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises

Assessment methods

Midterm test + exam during the exam session

Resources

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