FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE455 ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC & OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

Course Code: 5700455
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET MACİT ÖZENBAŞ
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5700202
The course set above should be completed before taking METE455 ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC & OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS .

Course Objective

1. To provide the comprehension of basic principles about the electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials. 2. To present different types of materials which are used in applications for electronic, magnetic and optical purposes. 3. To enable the students to prepare a term-paper on a specific material which can be used in certain design applications.

Course Content

Electron energy levels and bands. Free electron theory of metals. Fermi-Dirac statistics. Metals, semiconductors, insulators. Electronic transport, conduction in metals. Electrical resistivity of metals. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors. Superconductors. Electrical properties of junctions. Techniques of making p-n junctions. Magnetic properties of materials: diamagnetic, paramagnetic materials, ferrites. Optical properties of materials.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the student will be able to 1.Explain the basic fundamentals of materials science and engineering. 2. Describe the conceptual framework for the behaviour of engineering materials. 3. Establish important relationships between internal structure, properties and performance of materials during processing and use.