Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, the student can
1. Explain electrical, thermal, dielectric and magnetic properties from classical or quantum world viewpoint
2. Calculate the main parameters of the abovementioned properties for different materials
3. Describe the working principles of smart materials in sensors and actuators
4. Ask critical questions about peers' work and give constructive peer-feedback (opponenting)

 

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 21.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Kirsi Yliniemi, Kirsi Yliniemi

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kirsi Yliniemi, Kirsi Yliniemi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

D.Sc., University Lecturer Kirsi Yliniemi

kirsi.yliniemi@aalto.fi

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course gives a physico-chemical overview of thermal, electric, dielectric and magnetic properties of solid state materials. Additionally, different types of smart materials (shape-memory alloys, magnetostrictive & piezoelectric materials, electroactive polymers) are discussed, especially in the view of sensor and actuator applications. The course has also a compulsory group project.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    In Autumn 2020 the course will be taught 100 % remote mode, using ZOOM and MyCourses platforms.

    WEEK 1:

    • Lecture 1: Introduction to Course and Smart Materials
    • Lecture 2: Review from earlier courses
    • Exercise Session 1

    WEEK 2:

    • Lecture 3: Electrical Properties I
    • Lecture 4: Electrical Properties II
    • Exercise Session 2

    WEEK 3:

    • Lecture 5: Magnetic Properties I
    • Lecture 6: Magnetic Properties II
    • Exercise Session 3

    WEEK 4:

    • Lecture 7: Thermal Properties
    • Lecture 8: Dielectric Properties
    • Exercise Session 4

    WEEK 5: 

    • Lecture 9: Smart Materials I
    • Lecture 10: Smart Materials II
    • Exercise Session 5

    WEEK 6:

    • Lecture 11: Group Work Discussion (3 h, 09-12)
    • Lecture 12: Independent study time
    • Exercise 6: Review Session

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active involvement in weekly exercise sessions and lectures, group work and exam all contribute towards the grade.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    • Activating Exercises during Lecturers: max. 5 p
    • Weekly Exercises: max. 15 p.
    • Group Work: max. 15 p
    • Online Group Exam: 25 p
    TOTAL: 60 p.
    To pass: Making the Group Work, min. 7 points from the exam and min. 25 points from the whole course


Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exericises, group work (video review + opponenting), exam

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Teaching Sessions, tot: 46 h

    • Lectures: 12 x 2 h  + 3 h review session = 27 h
    • Exercise sessions: 5 x 3 h = 15 h
    • Exam: 4 h
    Independent Study Time at home: 88 h

    • Preparing for lectures + reviewing after lectures: 3 h / week for 6 weeks = 36 h
    • Making exercises at home: 3 h / week for 5 weeks = 15 h
    • Group Work: 5 h / week for 5 weeks= 25  h
    • Preparing for the exam: 12 h 

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Primary course book: R.J.D. Tilley, Understanding Solids - The Science of Materials (Wiley, 2nd edition, 2013).

    Handouts, scientific papers

    Also, some lectures may follow / go deeper into a topic using other solid-state physics books (such as J. Patterson, B. Bailey: Solid-State Physics - Introduction to the Theory, 2nd Ed., 2010 or R. J. Nauman: Introduction to Physics and Chemistry of Materials or S. Elliott: The Physics and Chemistry of Solids).

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Primary course book: R.J.D. Tilley, Understanding Solids - The Science of Materials (Wiley, 2nd edition, 2013).

    Handouts, scientific papers


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM‐C2450 Materiaalien ominaisuudet will replace this course. Student cannot take both courses.

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    PHYS-A2140 Aineen rakenne (CHEM), or similar knowledge

    CHEM-A1410 Materiaalitieteen perusteet, or similar knowledge

     

     

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    WebOODI

  • Applies in this implementation:

    In Autumn 2020 the course will be taught 100 % remote mode, using ZOOM and MyCourses platforms.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course will be taught last time in Autumn 2020. 

  • Applies in this implementation:

    In Autumn 2020 the course will be taught 100 % remote mode, using ZOOM and MyCourses platforms.

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lectures in ZOOM

    • MON 10:15-12:00 (note: 12th October 09:15-12:99)
    • WED 10:15-12:00
    • NOTE! Compulsory attendance on 12th October (Group Work Discussions)

    Exercise sessions in ZOOM

    • THU: 09:15-12:00

Description

Registration and further information