2019 Electrical and Electronics Materials

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Tsutsui Kazuo  Iino Hiroaki 
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Mon1-2(S222)  Thr1-2(S222)  
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the basic characteristics of dielectric and magnetic with macroscopic and microscopic theories in dielectric and magnetic materials. The course enables students to understand phenomenon of polarization and magnetization and their related materials and application.
Dielectric and magnetic materials are used in many cases in present electric and electronic engineering, for example, dielectric materials are used as not only insulators for power cable but also gate insulator in MOSFET, magnetic materials are used as not only magnet core in transformer and coil but also magnetic recording.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand basic characteristics of dielectric and magnetic materials for electric and electronic engineering.
2) Understand nature of polarization and explain dielectric dispersion, complex dielectric constant, electric conduction mechanism in dielectric and insulator materials, and ferroelectricity.
3) Understand nature of magnetism and explain magnetization, magnetic moment, spin, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and ferromagnetism.


dielectric materials, dielectric polarization, dielectric constant of gas and solid, frequency characteristics of dielectric polarization and complex dielectric constant, ferroelectricity and phase transition, magnetic materials, magnetization and magnetic moment, spin, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and ferromagnetism

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Polarization and dipole of materials Understand dipole, polarization, and dielectric constant
Class 2 Classification of polarization -electric polarization and dipole polarization- Understand difference of permanent and induced dipoles. Compute electric and dipole polarizations
Class 3 Polarizability and dielectric constant Understand internal field of Lorentz. Compute equation of Clausius-Mosotti
Class 4 Formation mechanism of polarization Understand complex dielectric constant and dielectric loss tangent
Class 5 Dielectric dispersion Understand response behavior of electric and dipole polarizations
Class 6 Evaluation of dielectric relaxation time, ferroelectric materials Understand the evaluation of thermal stimulated current and spontaneous polarization
Class 7 Electric conduction of solid dielectric materials Compute the space charge limited current and Schottky injection
Class 8 Review and intermediate exam of the first part of the course (classes 1–7) Understand and self-evaluate achievement for classes 1–7
Class 9 Basic of magnetism -magnetization and magnetic moment- Understand the relationship between magnetization and magnetic moment
Class 10 Basic of magnetism -magnetic moment in an atom (1)- Understand from the viewpoint of electron wave
Class 11 Basic of magnetism -magnetic moment in an atom (2)- Understand from the viewpoint of quantum mechanics
Class 12 Classification of magnetic materials -diamagnetism- Understand the relationship between diamagnetism and superconducting material
Class 13 Classification of magnetic materials -paramagnetism- Understand the temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibility of paramagnetism
Class 14 Classification of magnetic materials -ferromagnetism (1)- Understand magnetization curve of ferromagnetism materials
Class 15 Classification of magnetic materials -ferromagnetism (2)- Understand the ferromagnetism of metals and ferrimagnetism


Iwamoto, Mitumasa. Electrical and Electronic Properties of Materials. Tokyo: Ohmsha; ISBN-978-4-274-51096-9. (Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials will be uploated on OCW-i.
Iwamoto, Mitumasa. EE Text Electrical and Electronic Material Engineering. Tokyo: Ohmsha; ISBN-4-274-13307-9. (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of dielectric and magnetism properties of materials will be assessed.
Assessment is evaluated by intermediate (50%) and final (50%) examinations.

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  • EEE.D211 : Semiconductor Physics
  • EEE.D311 : Electronic Material Science
  • EEE.D201 : Quantum Mechanics
  • EEE.D351 : Electron Devices I
  • EEE.D352 : Electron Devices II
  • EEE.D371 : Memory Devices

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed both Electricity and magnetism I (EEE.E201) and Electricity and magnetism II (EEE.D202) or have equivalent knowledge.

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