Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.01.2017 - 30.03.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - IV (Spring 2019), III - IV (Spring 2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student understands the hierarchical structure of inorganic materials, how the mocroscopic properties of materials can be derived on the basis of lower level properties. In additio, the student should understand and utilize the thermodynamic consepts and stability diagrams for solving materials scientific problems.  To know how the typical properties of different material groups and  based on this their different usages in electronic and medical technologies.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The principles of the properties and structures of materials. The periodic table of elements, primary and secondary bonds and microstructures. Physical and mechanical properties of materials and their response under different stress states. Entropy law, the free energy of a system and the activity of a component. Phase diagrams of pure elements and binary alloys. The principles of diffusion and Fick's laws.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, Exercises and Midterm exams

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, Exercises and Midterm exams 56h

Independent work 74h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Handouts.  For self-studying: Askeland, D. et al ."The science and engineering of materials",
Shackelford, J. "Introduction to materials science for engineers", Callister, "Introduction
to materials science and engineering

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-C2100 Principles of Materials Science

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English