D174 - Physics of materials

Course specification
Course titlePhysics of materials
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalThe goal of the subject is to introduce students to basic physical processes in novel materilas. Through the course of the subject students should gain enough knowledge about mathematical modeling of materials, and also understanding of the essence of material characteristics engineering will be achieved.
      The outcomeStudents are introduced to basics of physical science of materials which are of great importance for material engineering. The program includes: modeling of quasistable electrons in crystal that allows for natural division of the materials into conductors, semiconductors and dielectrics, as well as study of conductive, dilelectric and superconductive materila properties.
      Contents of lecturesQuasistable electron model ; • Energy band structure ; • Electrical and thermal material conductivity ; • Phonons ; • Contact phenomena. Diffusion ; • Limitations of the model ; Conductive properties of materials ; • Conductor classification and applications ; • Quasi one-dimensional conductors ; • Soliton and polaron transport ; Dielectric properties of materials ; • Dielectric classification and applications ; • Relation between microscopic and mascroscopic dielectric parameters ; • Theory of polarizability ; Magnetic properties of materials ; • Classification and applications • Strong and week magnetization ; • Macroscopic structure of magnetics ; Superconductivity ; • Phenomenological theories ; • Microscopic (BCS) theory ; • Josephson junctions ; • Low and high temperature superconductors
      Contents of exercises
      1. Callister W., Material Science and Engineering – an introduction, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1997.
      2. Smith W., Principles of materials and engineering, MC Graw Hill Book Company Inc., New York, 1989.
      3. ; (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachinglectures, seminars
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper30
      Practical lessonsOral examination