Material Science - Smart Materials


General information

Course name Smart Materials
Course type Modul (Lecture and Exercise)
Course code Mawi 909
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. E. Quandt / Dr. O. Riemenschneider
Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Examination office Examination Office for Materials Science
Short summary The students will be introduced into the domain of smart materials.

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Frequency Winter and Summer Semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Basics in solid state physics Basics in materials science

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content Smart Materials - Classification - Application Areas Piezoelectric Materials - Piezoeffect - Piezoelectric Materials - Ferroelectricity - Fabrication - Applications Magnetostrictive Materials - Magnetostriction - Cryogenic Materials - Rare Earth - Fe phases - Thin Film Materials - Applications Shape Memory Alloys - Shape Memory Effects - Superelasticity - TiNi - based materials - Shape Memory Thin Films - Applications Multiferroic Materials - Magnetic Shape Memory Materials - Magnetoelectric Composites
Reading list •          K. Uchino, Ferroelectric Devices, New York: Marcel Dekker, 2000 •          Giant magnetostrictive materials: physics and device applications, Ed: G. Engdahl. San Diego: Academic Press, 2000 •          C. M. Wayman und K. Otsuka, Shape Memory Materials, Cambridge University Press, 1999
Additional information Workload: 30 h lecture (course attendance) 15 h exercise (course attendance) 45 h exercise (self-organized studies) 30 h lecture (revision)   Learning outcome: Knowledge The students will be introduced into the domain of smart materials. Skills The students will understand the correlation between composition, microstructure and properties of smart and multiferroic materials. Competences Students will get a compendium over smart materials for understanding new approaches to materials sciences problems. The students will have learned scientific purchase as well as bulk fabrication rules.