This is an introductory course on materials science (solid state physics), with emphasis on the crystal structure, and the physical properties of materials. After studying the basics, lectures are extended to recent topics and progress in the field of materials with novel functions.
Students can enhance their knowledge of the physics for material research and learn about some recent research examples of functional materials.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the basics of thermal properties of solid.
2) Understand the mechanism of the phase transitions in the materials.
3) Understand the relations between various functions of transition metal oxides and charge, spin and orbital degree of freedoms.
4) Understand the basics and applications of crystallography.
5) Understand the applications of materials in the electronics and Energy harvesting technologies.
6) Understand the techniques for atomic-scale materials control.
functional materials, thin films and nano materials, transition metal oxides, crystal structure, thermal properties, energy conversion
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is mainly composed of lectures.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to Thermal Properties of Materials||Study the concepts of thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and heat capacity of materials.|
|Class 2||Measurement Methods of Thermal Properties of Solids||Study the methods for the measurement of thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and heat capacity of solids.|
|Class 3||Various Thermal Excitations in Materials and Thermal Properties||Study the relation between various kinds of thermal excitations and the thermal properties in solids.|
|Class 4||Various Phase Transitions in Solids||Studythe variety of phase transitions in solids.|
|Class 5||Introduction to Phase Transition Mechanism in Solids||Study the mechanism of some typical phase transitions in solids.|
|Class 6||Introduction to Transition Metal Oxides 1||Study the relation between various functions of transition metal oxides and charge, spin and orbital degree of freedoms.|
|Class 7||Introduction to Transition Metal Oxides 2||Study the relation between various functions of transition metal oxides and charge, spin and orbital degree of freedoms.|
|Class 8||Description of Crystal Structure 1||Draw a crystal structure based on the structural parameters and International Tables for Crystallography Vol. A|
|Class 9||Description of Crystal Structure 2||Study point group and space group.|
|Class 10||Structural Analysis Based on Powder Diffraction||Study powder diffraction and Rietveld analysis|
|Class 11||Application of materials in the electronics and Energy harvesting technologies||Learn about materials technologies for electronics and energy harvesting.|
|Class 12||Nanomaterials for electronics and energy conversion techniques||Understand the size dependent materials property and its contribution to electronics and energy.|
|Class 13||Functional ceramic thin films/nanostructures and its fabrication techniques||Learn about fabrication and preparation techniques of functional ceramics nanomaterials for electronics and energy applications.|
|Class 14||Self-assembly formation of functional nanostructures||Understand typical nanopatterning processes and self-assembly techniques of nanomaterials.|
|Class 15||Atomic-scale materials control||Consider the possibilities of controlling materials structure and morphology in atomic-scale for future electronics and energy harvesting.|
Text book specified by the instructor.