MSE 452:
Functional Properties of Materials II
Classroom: TBA
Class hour: TBA

General Description and Expectation of the Class:

This course is designed as a follow-up of MSE 352, Functional Properties of Materials I. In MSE 352, thermal, electrical and optical properties of materials are discussed, whereas in MSE 452, the focus is on dielectric properties including ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics and opto-electrics, magnetics, superconductivity and shape-memory alloys. In addition, the applications based on these properties will be discussed briefly. Students are expected to achieve a good understanding of the fundamentals of these functional properties of various materials and the relationships between the chemical composition, crystal structure, microstructure and physical properties.

Reference Books:
We have not identified any suitable textbook for this class yet, the listed reference books are recommended. We are on the process to identify more reference books or some websites for you.

1. L. Solymar and D. Walsh, (1998), Lectures on the Electrical Properties of Materials, 5th edition, Oxford University Press Inc., New York.
2. L.L. Hench and J.K. West, (1990), Principles of Electronic Ceramics, Wiley, New York, NY.
3. A.J. Moulson and J.M. Herbert, (1990), Electroceramics, Chapman & Hall, London.
4. R.C. Buchanan (ed.), (1986), Ceramic Materials for Electronics, Marcel Dekker, New York.
5. Y.M. Chiang, D.P. Birnie III, and W.D. Kingery, (1996), Physical Ceramics: Principles for Ceramic Science and Engineering, Wiley, New York.
6. W.D. Kingery, H.W. Bowen, and D.R. Uhlmann, (1976), Introduction to Ceramics, 2nd edn., Wiley, New York.
7. F. Jona and G. Shirane, (1993), Ferroelectric Crystals, Dover Pub. Inc., New York.

Course Content:

1. Dielectrics and Capacitors
1. Charge displacement (polarization)
2. Dielectrics in static electric fields
3. Dielectrics in alternating electric fields
4. Dielectric strength (breakdown)

2. Ferroelectric Crystals
1. Spontaneous polarization
2. Prototype ferroelectrics: BaTiO3
3. Domain structure and Curie temperature
4. E-P hysteresis

3. Piezoelectric Crystals
1. Electrostrictive effec
2. Symmetry consideration
3. Basic relationships
4. Relaxors

4. Pyroelectrics and opto-electrics
1. Pyroelectrics
2. Birefringence

5. Magnetic Materials
1. Basic concepts
2. Weiss domains and Curie temperature
3. B-H hysteresis
4. Model magnetics

6. Superconductors

7. Shape memory alloys

Final Examination

15% 1st midterm exam
15% 2nd midterm exam
35% final exam (Comprehensive)
15% ~ 5 homework
20% Labs

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