- Departments / Centres
Free electron theory - Band theory - discussion on specific materials used as conductors - Dielectric phenomena - concept of polarisation dielectric loss - dielectric breakdown - ferro electricity - piezo electricity and pyro electricity
Introduction to dia, para, ferri and ferro magnetism - hard and soft magnetic materials- iron - silicon alloys - iron - nickel alloys - ferrites and garnets - Alnico alloys- (Ag-Mn-Al) alloys - (Cu-Ni-Co) alloy - fine particle magnets.
Semiconducting materials and types; concept of superconductivity; theories and examples for high temperature superconductivity; discussion on specific superconducting materials; fabrication and engineering applications
Electronic materials; methods of crystal growth for bulk single crystals; zone melting- refining, leveling; synthesis of epitaxial films by VPE, PVD, MBE and MOCVD techniques - lithography; production of silicon starting materials
Principles of photoconductivity -principles of luminescence- laser principles - photo detectors - applications of optoelectronic materials - optical fibers and materials- electro optic modulators - Kerr effect - Pockel’s effect
Kittel C., ‘Introduction to Solid State Physics’, 6th Edition, Wiley Eastern, New International Publishers, 1997
Dekker A. J., ‘Solid State Physics’, MacMillan India Limited, 1995
1. M.S Tyagi, "Introduction to Semiconducting Materials and Devices", John Wiley and Sons, 1999
2. J.Wilson, J.F.B.Hawkes, Optoelectronics, An Introduction",2nd edition, Prentice Hall of India, 1999.