2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE5735M Materials for Electronic Applications
15 creditsClass Size: 50
Module manager: Professor AJ Bell
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|CAPE3711||Functional and Nano-Materials|
Module replacesCAPE5711M Materials for Functional Applications
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe objective of this module is to provide students with a very clear understanding of the technological, engineering and commercial challenges underpinning the use of materials in the production of advanced electronic devices.
At the end of this module, students should:
- understand the historical development of functional materials to satisfy the needs of different industrial sectors;
- appreciate the significance of market pull and technology push in the development of novel electronic materials;
- understand the limitations on the properties which may be obtained in particular materials classes;
- be able to recognise and interpret microstructures in a range of functional materials and account for their development;
- understand the exploitation of the process-microstructure-properties relationship in materials science in the design of functional materials with an appropriate combination of properties;
- understand the complex materials issues involved in producing integrated functional devices and be able to offer solutions to problems which may arise;
- be aware of current developments in materials science in the functional materials sector and its potential impact on design and technology;
- survey and critically evaluate scientific literature relating to the above.
- Charge displacement: permittivity and dielectric loss; polarization mechanisms.
- Oxides: defect chemistry; influence of oxygen vacancies and impurities/dopants on conductivity.
- Ferroelectricity: crystallographic origins;spontaneous polarization;thermodynamic theory; domains.
- Capacitors: multilayer ceramic capacitors; material design.
- Piezoelectricity: definitions and tensor properties; materials - soft and hard PZT; device applications.
- Carbon materials for thermal management.
Solid State Ionics
- Solid state cationic and anionic conductors, relationship of ionic conductivity and diffusivity with crystal structure, transference number and measurement of, solid state electrochemistry;
- applications of solid state ionic conductors for sensor design.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||2||1.00||2.00|
|Independent online learning hours||14.00|
|Private study hours||100.00|
|Total Contact hours||36.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyIndependent on-line learning which consolidates and extends the lecture material and allows students to assess their progress (10 hours);
Revision of lecture material in preparation for tests (40 hours);
Report writing (53 hours).
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackMost of the coursework
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Carbon & solid state ionics test||33.30|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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