Semester: Fall 2013
Instructor: Ali Serpengüzel | SCI 119 | MW B03
Assistant: Mustafa Eryürek | SCI 138 | MW B05
Assistant: Emek Göksu Durmuşoğlu | SCI 226 | TTh B01
Science Librarian: Sina Mater | LIB | MT B04
Lecture Session: CAS B35 | MW B01
Problem Session: SCI Z32 | M B06
Labor Session: KUYTAM | F B01 B02 (first 11 weeks)
Presentation Session: SCI Z32 | WF B06 (last 03 weeks)
Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to teach the structural and the physical properties of materials in condensed matter physics, chemistry, and engineering as applied to state of the art materials, as well as related measurement and characterization techniques available in various research laboratories of the affiliated faculty.
Learning Outcomes: The students are expected to learn the basic structural and physical properties of the materials such as electrical, magnetic, optical properties. The student should be able to look at the symmetry of the material and form there predict the physical properties of this material. In addition, the student should be able to pick the appropriate technique, which is necessary for the characterization of related material property.
Teaching Method: The teaching method is by two weekly face to face meetings. There is one PS per week for the assigned problems and homeworks. There are also two LAB sessions to analyze the presentation material using different techniques such as x-ray diffraction, photoluminescence, infrared absorption, and Raman scattering. The presentation material will be identified using these techniques and will be presented in the presentation part of the course.
Description: Crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, determination of crystal structure by x-ray diffraction, energy levels of a periodic potential, Bloch theorem, band theory of solids, crystal defects, lattice vibrations and phonons; electrical conductivity, metals, dielectrics, and semiconductors; magnetic effects, paramagnets, diamagnets, ferromagnets, and superconductors; optical properties of materials, refractive index, dispersion, absorption and emission of light, nonlinear optical materials, high harmonic generation, Raman effect.
Recommended Textbook: Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 3rd Edition, Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University, Illinois, ISBN: 978-0-387-92167-9, 2009, 764 pages (e-book through the library)
Recommended Textbook: Physics of Functional Materials Hasse Fredriksson, Ulla Åkerlind, ISBN: 978-0-470-51758-1, May 2008, 488 pages (on reserve at the library)
Recommended Textbook: Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Edition, Charles Kittel, University of California, Berkeley, ISBN: 978-0-471-41526-8, 2005, 704 pages (on reserve at the library)
Attendance: All students are required to attend classes, laboratory experiments, and problem sessions. The students who fail to attend 1/3 of classes and discussion sessions may get an automatic F. Even a university approved medical excuse doesn’t relieve you of your 2/3 attendance requirement.
Grading policy: Two midterm exams and a final exam and a project presentation with a project report. Makeup exams are very reluctantly given only with a university approved medical excuse, and if given, will always be harder then the original exams. The first midterm exam will be conducted on Monday, November 04, 2013 during the PS hour. The second midterm exam will be conducted on Monday, December 23, 2013 during the PS hour. The final exam will be conducted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
Presentation: You will make a presentation on a selected material. The presentations will be conducted during the weeks of December 09, December 16, and December 23 on Wednesday (and Fridays as rainday) during B06. 10 steps to successful presentations are given under resources menu.
Final report: You will submit a final report for your presentation. 10 steps to successful reports are given under resources menu.
Laboratory Notebook: is available at the bookstore. You must use one for your project. Every student should have one square ruled laboratory notebook. You will record with a pen (not a pencil) the schematics, the relevant parameters, your measurements in your laboratory notebook. You will have to date and sign the pages in the lab notebook every time you use it.
Student Code of Conduct: Students should be familiar with the Koç University Student Code of Contact.
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