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Electrical and magnetic materials (4 points)



Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Electrical conductivity and semiconductivity: free electron and band theory. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, microelectronic component manufacture, VLSI fabrication, bipolar and MOS technologies, optoelectric devices. Dielectrics: harmonic and Debye models of polarisation and loss, optical fibres, dielectric breakdown. Ferroelectrics, piezoelectricity. Magnetic behaviour, domain wall motion and pinning, single domain particles. Hard and soft magnetic materials. Superconductivity.


Contact Hours: 2 lectures per week plus tutorials

Corequisites: MTE3502

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