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Unit 1

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)

Unit 2

Elementary Quantum Physics, Conductors (12 hours)

Wave particle duality,uncertainty principle, potential well, tunnelling, potential box.Simulated emission and lasers.Conductors:Drudemodel, temperature dependence of resistivity, skin effect, AC conductivity, metal films, thin metal films, interconnects in microelectronics, electromigration.

Unit 3

Semiconductors, Dielectrics (15 hours)

Classification of semiconductors, doping,temperaturedependence,minority carriers and recombination,diffusion and conduction equations,continuityequation,optical absorption, piezoresistivity.Dielectric materials: Polarization,polarizationmechanisms,dielectric breakdown in solids,capacitors and their construction,piezoelectricity,ohmic and non ohmiccontacts.

Unit 4

Magnetic Properties of Materials, Superconductors (6 hours)

Dipole moment, permeability, classification of magnetic materials, saturation and Curie temperature, superconductivity.


Optical Properties (6 hours)

Light propagation in a homogeneous medium, absorption, scattering, luminescence, phosphors, LEDs, polarization, LCDs, electro optic effects.

Text Books

  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. Ro E Hummel, “Electronic Properties of Materials”, 4thEdition, Springer, 2012.
  4. Eugene A Irene, Electronic Material Science, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005.


Objectives and Outcomes

Course Outcomes

The student at the end of the course will have the:

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

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