E280B: Properties of Dielectric and Magnetic Materials

This course presents the fundamental understanding and working knowledge of dielectric, magnetic, etc. (so-called) functional materials. This includes coverage of insulators, conductors (both electrical, ionic, and thermal), dielectric/ferroelectric/piezoelectric, anti-ferro/ferro/ferrimagnetic, multiferroic/magneto-electric, optical, and other functional materials. The interplay between crystal, electronic, chemical, and microstructural degrees of freedom in functional materials will be explored. The connection between processing and properties will be investigate for state-of-the-art devices: electrical components; capacitors, resistors, and inductors; structure-property relations for pyro-, piezo-, and ferroelectric materials; varistors, thermistors, transducers, actuators, memory elements, multilayered components, and their applications.