This course focuses on the fundamentals of magnetic materials, semiconductors, dielectric materials and nano materials. Topics include microscopic origin of magnetism and dielectricity based on electronic structure theory, electronic conduction in the dielectrics, spin, band-theory, p-n junction and the application of these materials. The course enables students to understand and acquire the fundamentals of electronic materials.
Understanding the electronic materials such as magnetic materials, semiconductors, dielectric materials is the key to develop the state-of-the-art electronic devices. Comprehensive study of these materials allows students to think about the differences among these materials. I hope students have interests in the electronic phenomena in various materials.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the origin of dielectric properties, dielectric constant and dielectric dispersion.
2) Explain the model of electronic conduction in the dielectrics and organic semiconductors.
3) Understand the origin of magnetism, magnetic properties such as ferromagnetism.
4) Give specific applications of magnetic materials.
5) Explain the energy band structure of semiconductors.
6) Explain the current voltage characteristic of pn junction.
Polarization, Dielectric constant, Dielectric dispersion, Ferroelectric materials, Magnetism, Magnetic moment, Ferromagnetic materials, Spintronics, Energy band theory, pn junction, Drift and diffusion
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lecture will be given from basic study so that students who are not familiar with the material science can understand the lecture. Recent topic in material science will be also introduced.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Dielectric materials and its application||Understand fundamental and application of dielectric materials|
|Class 2||Dielectric polarization||Understand type of polarization, Maxwell-Wagner effect|
|Class 3||Dielectric constant of gas and liquid||Understand the microscopic origin of dielectric constant, Lorentz internal field|
|Class 4||Frequency dependence of the dielectric polarization, Complex dielectric constant||Derive equation representing dielectric response|
|Class 5||Ferroelectric materials and phase transition||Understand the basics of ferroelectricity, Piezoelectricity, Theory of phase transition|
|Class 6||Electronic conduction in dielectrics||Current injection from metal, Hopping conduction, SCLC|
|Class 7||Magnetic materials and its application||Understand fundamental and application of magnetic materials|
|Class 8||Magnetism and magnetic moment||Understand the microscopic origin of magnetism|
|Class 9||Paramagnetism, Antiferromagnetism, Ferromagnetism||Curie's law, Paramagnetism, Antiferromagnetism, Ferromagnetism|
|Class 10||Spintronics||Basis and application of Spintronics|
|Class 11||Band theory||Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, Electron in periodic structure, effective mass|
|Class 12||Drift and diffusion of carrier, recombination of carrier||electron and hole density, carrier mobility, doping|
|Class 13||pn junction, metal-semiconductor junction||Band structure of pn junction, junction capacitance, Rectification|
|Class 14||Application of semiconductors||Discussion based on related papers|
No specific textbooks. All lecture notes can be downloaded from OCW.
C. Kittel, “Introduction to Solid State Physics,'' John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Based on report carried out during the classes.
Student should be registered in TokyoTech-Tsinghua Joint Course.