This course covers the fundamental concepts that determine the electrical, optical, magnetic and mechanical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics and polymers.
The roles of bonding, structure (crystalline, defect, energy band and microstructure) and composition in influencing and controlling physical properties are discussed. Also included are case studies drawn from a variety of applications: semiconductor diodes and optical detectors, sensors, thin films, biomaterials, composites and cellular materials, and others.
- Micro to macro: conductivity Unlimited
- Electromagnetic waves in materials Unlimited
- Wave-particle duality Unlimited
- Fermi-Dirac, energy levels Unlimited
- Bloch model, band gaps Unlimited
- Metals and insulators Unlimited
- Semiconductors Unlimited
- Doping and conductivity Unlimited
- p-n junctions Unlimited
- Dielectrics and polarization Unlimited
- Optical fiber properties Unlimited
- Magnetic materials Unlimited
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