2022 Electronic Material Science

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Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Sugahara Satoshi 
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Course description and aims

This course provides fundamental aspects of chemical thermodynamics for electronic materials and device processes. Firstly, students will be introduced to thermodynamic functions of enthalpy, entropy, and free energy from the chemical reactions point of view. Also, this course will deal with surface reactions for electronic material/device processes as a case study of the energetic analysis of chemical reactions.

Student learning outcomes

Through the course, the students will be able to
1) understand chemical reaction equilibrium analysis using the thermodynamic functions
2) understand surface reactions for electronic material/device processes.


Chemical thermodynamics, thermodynamic functions, surface reaction

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
・Applied specialist skills on EEE

Class flow

Exercises will be carried out during the class to help students understand lectures

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Thermochemical equation and enthalpy Internal energy, enthalpy, and thermochemical equation
Class 2 Chemical reaction and enthalpy change Enthalpy change in chemical reactions
Class 3 Spontaneous change and entropy Entropy and spontaneous change in chemical reactions
Class 4 Entropy and chemical reaction Entropy change in chemical reactions
Class 5 Chemical reaction and free energy Free energy, direction of change in chemical reactions
Class 6 Phase equilibrium Phase equilibrium
Class 7 Chemical potential and chemical equilibrium Chemical equilibrium , chemical potential,and chemical equilibrium analysis
Class 8 - -

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None specified

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation will be based on the term-end examination.

Related courses

  • EEE.D391 : Semiconductor Fabrication Process
  • EEE.D301 : Electrical and Electronics Materials

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

None in particular

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