Category: Electronic Materials


Electronic Materials: Preface

Aim of the study element

To develop physical and engineering approaches to the electronic devices and materials that are used for design. 

Learning outcome

Having successfully completed this element you will be able to:

  • Know the properties of the most commonly used materials for electronic device design.
  • Know the structure of materials used for electronic devices.
  • Analyse and predict the behaviour of electronic components in a circuit.
  • Make the proper choice of electronic component for your design.
  • Make measurements of material characteristics for testing.

Covered topics

  • Classification of electric materials.
  • Types of chemical bonds.
  • Structure of solids.
  • Solid band theory.
  • Processes in conductors and their properties.
  • Classification of conductor materials.
  • Processes in semiconductors and their properties.
  • Classification of semiconductor materials.
  • Processes in isolators and their properties.
  • Classification of isolator materials.
  • Processes in magnet materials and their properties.
  • Classification of magnet materials.