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Syllabus ( MSE 536 )


   Basic information
Course title: Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
Course code: MSE 536
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Hüseyin YILMAZ
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: These subjects are handled in this course: Electronic conduction in solids, Free electron theory, Conduction in metals, Photoemission, Metallically conducting solids, Energy bands, Kronig penny model, Classification of solids, Semiconductors, Intrinsic conductivity, Extrinsic semiconductors, Contacts and Junctions, Varistors, Semiconducting seramics, Importance of stoichiometry, Kroger-Vink notation and Defect Chemistry, Electron hopping, Thermistors, Ionoic conduction, Defect chemistry, Stabilized Zirconia and Beta-Alumina, Linear dielectrics, Polarizability, Frequency dependence, Complex dielectric constant, Dielectric breakdown.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Select and tailor material properties for a specific application.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems
    3. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    4. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    5. Acquire scientific knowledge
    6. Design and conduct research projects independently
    7. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    8. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    9. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc
    10. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Define the electrical, optical and magnetic properties related to the crystal structure and microstructure of materials

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems
    3. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    4. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    5. Acquire scientific knowledge
    6. Design and conduct research projects independently
    7. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    8. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    9. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    10. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc
    11. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. Use knowledge on physics, chemistry and mathematics obtained during their preceding years

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems
    3. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    4. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    5. Acquire scientific knowledge
    6. Design and conduct research projects independently
    7. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    8. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    9. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    10. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc
    11. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Electronic conduction in solids. Free electron theory. Conduction in metals. Photoemission. Metallically conducting solids.
Week 2: Energy bands. Kronig penny model. Classification of solids.
Week 3: Semiconductors. Intrinsic conductivity. Extrinsic semiconductors. Contacts and Junctions. Varistors
Week 4: Semiconducting seramics. Importance of stoichiometry. Kroger-Vink notation and Defect Chemistry. Electron hopping. Thermistors.
Week 5: Ionoic conduction. Defect chemistry. Stabilized Zirconia and Beta-Alumina
Week 6: Linear dielectrics. Polarizability. Frequency dependence. Complex dielectric constant
Week 7: Dielectric breakdown.
Week 8: Visa
Week 9: Nonlinear dielectrics. Spontaneous polarization. Domain and hysteresis.
Week 10: Phase transition. Symmetry
Week 11: BaTiO3 Capacitors.Composition dependence. Mixing rule. Degradation.
Week 12: Transducers and sensors. Piezoelectricity. Pyroelectricity.
Week 13: Magnetic ceramics. Domains and domain walls. Applications
Week 14: Superconducting ceramics. High Tc oxides.
Week 15*: Review
Week 16*: Final
Textbooks and materials: Electroceramics: materials, properties, applications, A. J. Moulson, J. M. Herbert, Wiley; 2 Edition, 2003
Recommended readings: Electrical Properties of Materials , L. Solymar, D. Walsh, Oxford Univ Pr , 2009
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 60
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 6 10
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 15 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 2
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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