Compulsory courses

 

 
 

MS-601A STRUCTURAL AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS, 3-0-0-9

Crystal structure, Bonding of atoms, Crystal chemistry, Equilibrium thermodynamics, Phase equilibria, Phase transformations, "Dia-, para-, ferro-, ferri-, and antiferro-magnetism, Anisotropic effects, Magnetic domains, Magnetostriction, Measurements of magnetic properties, Soft and hard magnetic materials and their technology.

MS-602A ELECTRICAL AND DIELECTRIC MATERIALS, 3-0-0-9

Free electron theory, Metallic conduction, Energy bands, Brillouin zones. Temperature dependence of metallic conductivity, Impurity contributions, Semiconductor materials, Doping effects, Law of mass action, Electrical resistivity and Hall effect measurements, P-N junctions, MOS field effect transistors, Semiconductor technology, Point defects, Diffusion phenomena, Ionic conduction, Temperature and (aliovalent) impurity effects, Superionic conductors and devices, Di-, ferro-, and piezo- electric materials, Mechanism of polarization, Dielectric para- meters and measurements.

MS-603A MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS, 3-0-0-9

Stress and strain tensors, Elastic constants, Effect of structure on elastic behaviour, Elastic stress distributions, Viscosity and viscoelasticity in polymers, Yielding criteria, Dislocations and plastic deformation of metals and ceramics, Strengthening mechanisms, Creep, Brittle fracture in ceramics and glasses, Toughening of ceramics and composites, Fatigue, Mechanical testing, Strength and engineering design with brittle solids, Heat treatment, Powder processing.MS-604 CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS, 3-0-1-5

Crystallography, Reciprocal lattice, Stereographic projections, Diffraction methods, Electronmicroscopy, Metallography, Thermal analysis, Chemical analysis, Laboratory sessions

MS-605A MATERIALS ENGINEERING, 3-0-0-9

Solidification, Powder processing, Crystal growth, Heat treatment, Non destructive evaluation, Processing of glasses and polymers, Novel processing methods, Thin films, Surface phenomena and corrosion.