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Course module: 202000633
Materials Science and Engineering
Course info
Course module202000633
Credits (ECTS)0
Course typeModule name
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact M. Huijben
Lecturer M. Huijben
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Academic year2020
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Module consists of the study units
Course name Code
1. Advanced Materials 202000634
2. Fundamentals of Solids 202000635
3. Chemistry and Technology of Materials 202000636
4. Semiconductor Devices 202000637
5. Physical Chemistry of Interfaces 202000638
Module description
In any device whether this is an electronic transistor, solid-state battery or a gas sensor, several properties of different materials are combined to achieve a desired functionality. The objective of the module Materials Science and Engineering is to get the student acquainted with the relation between basic properties of materials and their functional application. This includes obtaining knowledge of the direct connection between material properties, structure/composition and material synthesis. At the end of the course, the student should be able to describe the functional properties of materials used in a specific device and be able to connect these to basic material properties in relation to the ability to synthesize these materials.
The module consists of a general part in which first the relation between the functional properties of materials and the microstructure is discussed; subsequently the relation between the microstructure and specific synthesis techniques is studied. The second part is an elective part of either a chemistry track course that focuses on the effects of interfaces in materials with emphasis on catalytic reactions, or a physics track course that focuses on charge transport in semiconductor devices. 
Assumed previous knowledge
Structure and Properties of Materials, Quantum Matter, Organic Chemistry
Module 6A
Participating study
Bachelor Advanced Technology
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