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2017 WS: Materials for Electronic Applications (MATLS 3Q03)

Description: Fundamental properties of materials used in electronic applications, operation of devices. Includes description of dielectric, magnetic and optoelectronic properties as well as their microscopic origin.
Details:Lectures 3 hrs weekly
Outline: Course outline (PDF)

2016 FS: Measurements and Communication (MATLS 2H04A)

Description: Methods of technical communication, involving oral and written practice; basic experiments of acquiring, analyzing and presenting data, and determining materials properties.
Details:Tutorials 2 hrs weekly + 4 Labs
Outline: Course outline (PDF)

2016 FS: Mechanical behaviour of materials (MATLS 3M03)

Description: This course will examine how the microstructure of a material determines its mechanical behaviour. The topics covered will include elastic and plastic deformation, creep, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials. Materials selection will also be discussed.
Details:Lectures 3 hrs weekly + 4 Labs
Outline: Course outline (PDF)

2016 WS: Computational Modelling in Materials Engineering (MATLS 4NN3/6NN3)

Description: Get microscopic insight to the structure of functional materials used in photovoltaics, light generation, piezoelectronics and origin of their properties from atomic-scale simulations.
Details:Lectures 1 hr + tutorails 2 hrs weekly
Outline: Course outline (PDF)

2013: Electromagnetics (PHYS-4211)

Assignments: Electrostatics-I (PDF)
Electrostatics-II (PDF)
Electrostatics-III (PDF)
Magnetostatics-I (PDF)
Electrodynamics-I (PDF)
Electrodynamics-II (PDF)
Electrodynamics-III (PDF)
FINAL EXAM (PDF), solutions (PDF)
Details:Lectures 3 hrs weekly

2010-2012: Special Topics in Physics — Computational physics (PHYS-5411)

Description: This course is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students seeking to learn about the key concepts and practical applications of atomic-scale simulations in condensed matter physics. We begin with simple empirical potential calculations, which provide insight into basics of the supercell approach, modeling of defects, relaxation of atomic positions, lattice and molecular dynamics. The core part of the course is devoted to fundamentals of the density functional theory (DFT) and its application to studying physical properties of molecules and solids. More specifically, the course covers DFT calculations of cohesive and elastic properties, the phase diagram, properties of defects and surfaces. The course is structured such that lectures are complemented by practical sessions. The final mark comprises of performance measurements during lectures and practical sessions as well as assignments (no final or midterm examinations).
Prerequisites:The course level is suitable for individuals from a variety of scientific backgrounds with no experience in atomic simulations. The course is well-suited for students who want to use atomic simulations in their work, but do not require extensive knowledge of theory and mathematical details. The material covered is largely self-contained, but an earlier exposure to quantum mechanics, solid state physics and programming is desirable.
Details:1.5 h lecture + 2 h tutorial weekly
Outline: Course outline (PDF)

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