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FY8912 - Functional Materials

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 1/5 A
School exam 4/5 4 hours D

Course content

Functional materials are materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli (temperature, electric/magnetic field, etc.) and are therefore applied in a broad range of technological devices as for example in memories, displays and telecommunication. Subjects: Relation between properties, structure and crystal symmetry – Size and interface effects on properties - Electronic band structures - Charge transport – Semiconductor devices – Optical active materials: theory, examples of materials and applications – Dielectrics, piezo- and ferroelectrics: theory, examples of materials and applications – Magnetism: theory, examples of materials and applications.

Learning outcome

Knowledge. The candidate should have knowledge of: - A wide range of today's and future important functional materials. - Anisotropic material properties and relation to crystal symmetry. - Band structure of materials and electronic properties. Skills. The candidate should be able to: - Relate properties of functional materials to crystal structure. - Apply symmetry to explain, classify, and together with tensor description calculate directional properties of materials. - Explain electronic properties of materials by using band structure analysis. General knowledge. The candidate should: - Possess general understanding of anisotropic, electronic and magnetic functional materials. - Be able to acquire knowledge on the function of new functional materials. - Be able to contribute to new applications of functional materials.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and student reports, project work, presentations.

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and report. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given passed or not passed. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken. The re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY3114 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Solid State Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 1/5 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 4/5 D 2021-12-04 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Approved report 1/5 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 4/5 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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