Checking date: 14/06/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Physics of Materials
(18804)
Study: European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (88)
EPI


Coordinating teacher: SANCHEZ FERNANDEZ, LUIS RAUL

Department assigned to the subject: Physics Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Basic knowledge of general physics
Objectives
The aim of this course is to develop the basic knowledge on the structure, types and properties of materials. The fundamentals on crystalline and non-crystalline materials will be reviewed and essential topics on degradation ┬┐including radiation damage- and processing will be treated. The course will provide the student with a general knowledge of the structure of materials and its influence on their properties.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Chemical bonding & microscopic structure. 2. Lattices and crystal structure. 3. Defects in solids. Diffusion. 4. Phase diagrams. 5. Types of Materials. 6. Thermal properties of materials. 7. Electronic properties of materials. 8. Optical properties of materials. 9. Magnetic properties of materials. 10. Mechanical properties of materials. 11. Degradation of Materials.
Learning activities and methodology
* Teaching Methods: Classroom lectures (65%) and classroom problem solving sessions (35%). Homework assignments. * Course Material: Course material will be available on a dedicated web page. It will consist on the ppt files to be used during the course and a list of questions and problems to be solved during the lectures or as homework.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 70
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 30
Basic Bibliography
  • D.R. Askeland and P.P. Puhlé. THE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING OF MATERIALS. Thomson. 2006
  • J.D. Tilley. Understanding solids: the science of materials. Wiley. 2004
  • W.D. Callister Jr. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. AN INTRODUCTION. John Wiley and Sons. 2003
Additional Bibliography
  • Brian S. Mitchell. AN INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE FOR CHEMICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING. John Wiley and Sons. 2004

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.