IM2654 Smart Electronic Materials 6.0 credits
Elektroniska materials särskilda egenskaper
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)C
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
To familiarize the students with the main physical concepts of the broad class of electronic ceramics that exhibit different types of ordering: metallic, super conducting, ferroelectric, ferro- and antiferromagnetic. To show how variation in the electronic bonding and the atomic structure ranges ceramics properties from the highest electrical resistance to the lowest super conducting. To give the student the basic knowledge in ceramic material design, the correlation between crystalline and electronic structure and material performance.
Course main content
Fundamentals of electronic theory of solids: "from bonds to bands"; Semiconductors; Solid electrolytes and fast ionic conductors; Linear dielectrics and ferroelectrics; Ferrites; Electro-optical ceramics; Photonic and laser materials; High-temperature superconducting ceramics; Photo- and x-ray sensitive oxides.
Knowledge of mathematics and physics corresponding to the basic courses given during preceding three years at KTH.
L.L. Hench and J.K. West, Principles of Electronic Ceramics, A Wiley-Interscience Publication, NY, 1990; L. Solymar, D. Walsh, Lectures on the Electrical Properties of Materials, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993; MRS Bulletin, Lecture notes, etc.
- INL1 - Assignments, 6.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Sets of Quiz, one lab course report, and a review article on selected topic related to the course content (INL1;6.0 hp).
Alexander Grishin <email@example.com>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.