MSE-480 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Damjanovic Dragan

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Students learn about response of electrically insulating materials to electrical and mechanical fields. The emphasis is on effect of various types of defects on properties, on crystal structure/microstructure - property relations, and on ways how to engineer properties of materials for applications.

Content

Keywords

dielectrics; ceramics; single crystals; electrical conductivity; dielectric relaxation; piezoelectricity; ferroelectricity, capacitors; thermistors; actuators; sensors; resonators; composites; multiferroics;

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General physics;

General inorganic chemsitry;

Mathematical analysis:

Introduction to materials;

Thermodynamics;

Recommended courses

Chrystallography and diffraction metods;

Theory of materials: from structure to properties I

Important concepts to start the course

atomic and electronic structure of materials; chemical bonds; phase transitions; symmetry and materials;

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Interpret given experimental behavior of materials in terms of physical processes learned during the course
  • Hypothesize how crystal structure, defects structure, microstructure, chemical composition affect properties of materials.
  • Argue on advantages and disadvantages of given materials for various applications

Transversal skills

  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.

Teaching methods

lectures; discussions;

Expected student activities

attendance of lectures; reading distributed written material; participating in discussions in class;

Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No

Resources

Bibliography

Moulson, "Electroceramics", Chapman&Hall 1990

R. E. Newnham, "Properties of Materials: Anisotropy, Symmetry, Structure", Oxford University, 2005.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Copies of viewgraphs; Written text based on lectures (partial coverage);

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Dielectric properties of materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Dielectric properties of materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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