Unit I : Crystal Structure of Solids (6 hours)
Crystal directions and planes, crystal properties, defects and vacancies, two phase solids.
Unit II : Elementary Quantum Physics, Conductors (12 hours)
Wave particle duality,uncertaintyprinciple, potential well, tunnelling, potential box.Simulatedemission and lasers.Conductors:Drudemodel, temperature dependence of resistivity, skin effect, AC conductivity, metal films, thin metal films, interconnects in microelectronics, electromigration.
Unit III : Semiconductors, Dielectrics
Classification of semiconductors, doping,temperature dependence,minoritycarriers and recombination,diffusion and conduction equations,continuityequation,opticalabsorption, piezoresistivity.Dielectricmaterials:Polarization,polarizationmechanisms,dielectricbreakdown in solids,capacitors and their construction,piezoelectricity,ohmic and non ohmiccontacts.
Unit IV : Magnetic Properties of Materials, Superconductors (6 hours)
Dipole moment, permeability, classification of magnetic materials, saturation and Curie temperature, superconductivity.
Unit V : Optical Properties (6 hours)
Light propagation in a homogeneous medium, absorption, scattering, luminescence, phosphors, LEDs, polarization, LCDs, electro optic effects.
|Periodical 1 (P1)
|Periodical 2 (P2)
|*Continuous Assessment (CA)
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.