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METE455 ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC & OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

Course Code: 5700455
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET MACT ZENBA
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5700202
The course set above should be completed before taking METE455 ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC & OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS .

Course Content

Electron energy levels and bands. Free electron theory of metals. Fermi-Dirac statistics. Metals, semiconductors, insulators. Electronic transport, conduction in metals. Electrical resistivity of metals. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors. Superconductors. Electrical properties of junctions. Techniques of making p-n junctions. Magnetic properties of materials: diamagnetic, paramagnetic materials, ferrites. Optical properties of materials.