- Can use the 3 main classes of materials on different levels (molecular to macroscopic) and relate their mechanical properties to the underlying structure.
- Can illustrate electrical properties of different materials (metals, insulators, semiconductors) in relation to the underlying structure.
- Can systematically search, critically assess, and organize information from literature, in particular on material properties applied in a device.
- Can formulate a scientific research question and explain its relevance to a practical application.
- Can communicate orally (interview, pitch) and in writing (advice) with experts and with peers.
- Can reflect on one's progress in the project on the basis of project progress plans.
Previous (2020) version of this course. Only register for this course if you started AT in 2021 or earlier, and discussed your plan with the study adviser. All other students should register for 202200185 (SPM theory) and 202200193 (project) instead. The main difference is that these 2022 courses are 7 EC in total, and contain a new lab assignment (X-ray diffraction). The 2020 course is 6 EC and does not contain this lab assignment, but only SPM theory + the writing project.|
The 3 main classes of materials are discussed in this part of the module: metals, polymers, and inorganic materials such as ceramics and glass. The structure of these classes of materials are described on various length scales, going from atoms and atomic bonds, via microscopic, to macroscopic objects. The mechanical and electrical properties of materials are described and explained from the underlying structure on different length scales. This block ends with a discussion of metals and semiconductors.