6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
or MSC2022 or TRC3800 or MSC2111 or PHS2011
MSC3011, MSC3132, MTE3508
Electrical and optical properties of materials - dielectrics, ferroelectrics, superconductors and optical fibres; magnetic properties - microscopic origin of magnetism in specific classes of materials, domains, magnet fabrication and applications; nanodevices which rely on the preceding properties, experimental techniques.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Predict the magnetic moment for a given electron configuration by applying Hund's rules.
- Formulate the coercivity of magnetic particles using the magnetic anisotropy and magneto-static energy terms.
- Describe the temperature dependence of spontaneous magnetisation based on the mean field theory.
- Describe the effect of nanoscale grain refinement on magnetic properties.
- Discuss functional nanomaterials with respect to their synthesis, properties, characterisation and application.
- Discuss novel generations of organic electronic materials and their application in electronic and optoelectronic devices such as solar cells, transistors and light emitting diodes.
Laboratory work: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 60%
Three one-hour lecture/tutorial classes per week and four x five hour laboratory classes during the semester and 7 hours of private study per week.
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