PH2161 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II

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PH2161 ENGINEERING PHYSICS – II

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UNIT I CONDUCTING MATERIALS 9
Conductors – classical free electron theory of metals – Electrical and thermal conductivity –
Wiedemann – Franz law – Lorentz number – Draw backs of classical theory – Quantum theory
– Fermi distribution function – Effect of temperature on Fermi Function – Density of energy
states – carrier concentration in metals.
UNIT II SEMICONDUCTING MATERIALS 9
Intrinsic semiconductor – carrier concentration derivation – Fermi level – Variation of Fermi level
with temperature – electrical conductivity – band gap determination – extrinsic semiconductors –
carrier concentration derivation in n-type and p-type semiconductor – variation of Fermi level
with temperature and impurity concentration – compound semiconductors – Hall effect –
Determination of Hall coefficient – Applications.
UNIT III MAGNETIC AND SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS 9
Origin of magnetic moment – Bohr magneton – Dia and para magnetism – Ferro magnetism –
Domain theory – Hysteresis – soft and hard magnetic materials – anti – ferromagnetic materials
– Ferrites – applications – magnetic recording and readout – storage of magnetic data – tapes,
floppy and magnetic disc drives.
Superconductivity : properties - Types of super conductors – BCS theory of
superconductivity(Qualitative) - High Tc superconductors – Applications of superconductors –
SQUID, cryotron, magnetic levitation.
UNIT IV DIELECTRIC MATERIALS 9
Electrical susceptibility – dielectric constant – electronic, ionic, orientational and space charge
polarization – frequency and temperature dependence of polarisation – internal field – Claussius
– Mosotti relation (derivation) – dielectric loss – dielectric breakdown – uses of dielectric
materials (capacitor and transformer) – ferroelectricity and applications.
UNIT V MODERN ENGINEERING MATERIALS 9
Metallic glasses: preparation, properties and applications.
Shape memory alloys (SMA): Characteristics, properties of NiTi alloy, application, advantages
and disadvantages of SMA
Nanomaterials: synthesis –plasma arcing – chemical vapour deposition – sol-gels –
electrodeposition – ball milling - properties of nanoparticles and applications.
Carbon nanotubes: fabrication – arc method – pulsed laser deposition – chemical vapour
deposition - structure – properties and applications.
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Charles Kittel ‘ Introduction to Solid State Physics’, John Wiley & sons, 7
th
edition, Singapore
(2007)
2. Charles P. Poole and Frank J.Ownen, ’Introduction to Nanotechnology’, Wiley India(2007)
(for Unit V)
REFERENCES:
1. Rajendran, V, and Marikani A, ‘Materials science’Tata McGraw Hill publications, (2004) New
delhi.
2. Jayakumar, S. ‘Materials science’, R.K. Publishers, Coimbatore, (2008).
3. Palanisamy P.K, ‘Materials science’, Scitech publications(India) Pvt. LTd., Chennai, second
Edition(2007)
4. M. Arumugam, ‘Materials Science’ Anuradha publications, Kumbakonam, (2006).


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