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Syllabus ( MSE 621 )


   Basic information
Course title: Ferroelectric Materials And Devices
Course code: MSE 621
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Sedat ALKOY
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: MSE 535 Dielectrics and Electroceramics
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course:
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Contribution to Program Outcomes

    Method of assessment

  2. Identify fundamental ferroelectric phenomena and explain their basic principles

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  3. Gain and develop ability to mathematically express ferroelectric phenomena

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  4. Develop an awareness regarding the applications of ferroelectrics

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: 1. GENERAL VİEW OF FERROELECTRICS-

• Crystal Structure and Ferroelectricity

• Origin of Spontaneous Polarization

• Origin of Field Inducerd Strain

• Electrooptic Effect
Week 2: 2. MATHEMATICAL TREATMENT OF FERROELECTRICS

• Tensor Treatment of Physical Properties

• Phenomenology of Ferroelectrics
Week 3: 3. MATERIALS AND DEVICE DESIGNING AND FABRICATION PROCESSESS

• Bulk Devices / Composites

• Multilayer Devices

• Thin Films
Week 4: 4. HIGH PERMITTIVITY DIELECTRICS

• Relaxor Ferroelectrics

• Chip Capacitors

• Hybrid Substrates
Week 5: 5. FERROELECTRIC MEMORY DEVICES
Week 6: 6. PYROELECTRIC DEVICES

• Pyroelectric Materials

• Temperature/Infrared Light Sensors

• Infrared Image Sensors
Week 7: 7. PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICES

• Piezoelectric Materials and Properties

• Pressure Sensors/Accelerometers/Gyroscopes

• Piezoelectric Actuators
Week 8: 7. PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICES

• Piezoelectric Vibrators / Ultrasonic Transducers

• Surface Acoustic Wave Devices

• Piezoelectric Transformers

• Ultrasonic Motors
Week 9: MIDTERM EXAM
Week 10: 8. ELECTROOPTIC DEVICES

• Electrooptic Effect

• Transparent Electrooptic Ceramics

• Bulk Electrooptic Devices

• Waveguide Modulators
Week 11: 9. PTC MATERIALS

• Mechanism of PTC Phenomena

• PTC Thermistors

• Grain Boudary Layer Capacitors
Week 12: 10. COMPOSITE FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS
Week 13: 11. MULTIFERROICS
Week 14: 12. FUTURE OF FERROELECTRIC DEVICES
Week 15*: General review.
Week 16*: FINAL EXAM
Textbooks and materials: • Ferroelectric Devices, Kenji Uchino, Marcel Dekker, 2000.

• Dielectric Phenomena in Solids, Kwan Chi Kao, Elsevier, 2004.
Recommended readings: • Electroceramics, Herbert & Moulson, Chapman & Hall, 1993.

• Physics of Ferroelectrics - A Modern Perspective, Ed. Karin M. Rabe Charles H. Ahn
Jean-Marc Triscone, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.

• Ferroelectric Memories, J.F. Scott, Springer Verlag, 2000.
  * 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: 9 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 14 10
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  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: 5 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 20 2
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 15 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 15 1
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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