IM2654 Smart Electronic Materials 6.0 credits

Elektroniska materials särskilda egenskaper

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

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, grading 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).

Offered by

ICT/Material Physics


Alexander Grishin <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.