COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Physics of Electronic Materials
Course Code: 
19PHY103
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
1
2
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Physics of Electronic Materials' is a course offered in the first and second semesters of  B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Objectives

  1. To introduce the structure and physics of materials used in electronics
  2. To introduce the properties that characterizes a material as a conductor, semiconductor or dielectric
  3. To analyse the electrical, magnetic and optical behaviour of materials

Course Outcomes

The student at the end of the course will

CO1 Ability to understand the structure and physics of materials used in electronics
CO2 Ability to understand the different parameters and terminology used in describing electronic properties of materials
CO3 Ability to understand different properties of materials that result in specific electrical, optical and magnetic behavior
CO4 Ability to understand and analyze the behavior of active and passive devices built from electronic materials 

Course Articulation Matrix

  PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
CO2 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
CO3 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
CO4 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2

Program Articulation Matrix

  PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
CO2 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
CO3 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
CO4 3 2 - - - - - - - - - 2

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.

Evaluation Pattern:

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15  
Periodical 2 (P2) 15  
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20  
End Semester   50

*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

Text Books/References:

  1. S O Kasap, “Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices”, 4thEdition, McGraw Hill Education, 2018.
  2. LSolymar, D Walsh and R R A Syms, “Electrical Properties of Materials”, 9thEdition, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  3. E Hummel, “Electronic Properties of Materials”, 4thEdition, Springer, 2012.
  4. Eugene A Irene, Electronic Material Science, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005.