Course detail

Physics of materials

FAST-DB64Acad. year: 2018/2019

Structure of materials, crystalline solids, non-crystalline solids, mechanical properties of materials, deformation of solids, plasticity, viscosity, rheology, surface tension and capillarity, thermal properties, heat capacity, thermal expansion, heat transfer, temperature measurements, thermocouples, thermistors, RTD, pyrometers, phase transition, Gibbs' phase rule, phase diagram, condensation, moisture of materials, humidity, electrical properties of materials, electrical properties of gases, electrical properties of fluids, band theory of solid.

Department

Institute of Physics (FYZ)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and physics to the formulation of complex materials science and engineering problems.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Structure of materials: solids, crystalline solids, non-crystalline solids, amorphous solids, granular matter, quasi-crystals.

2. Soft matters, liquid crystals, polymers, complex fluids, gels, foams, emulsions.

3. Mechanical properties: stress / strain, deformation of solids, elasticity, plasticity, fluidity, viscosity.

4. Viscosity measurement, rheology, cohesive forces, surface tension and capillarity.

5. Thermal properties: heat capacity, specific heat, molar heat.

6. Thermal expansion, heat transfer, heat conduction, thermal conductivity.

7. Phonons, Debye theory, heat convection, radiation.

8. Temperature measurements: Seebeck effect, Peltier effect, Thomson effect, thermopower, thermocouples, thermistors.

9. Resistance temperature detectors (RTD), pyrometers, infrared thermometers, Langmuir probes, other thermometers.

10. Phase transition: phase, Gibbs' phase rule, phase diagram, solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter.

11. Latent heat, real gases, condensation, water vapour, moisture of materials, humidity.

12. Electrical properties of materials: electrical properties of gases, electrical properties of fluids (electrolytes), Faradays’ electrolytic laws.

13. Band theory of solids, electrical conductivity of solids.

Aims

PhD students learn the fundamental physics that leads to many of the measurable physical properties of materials. They apply their mathematical and physics knowledge to understand the derivation of key relationships of physical properties of materials and to understand physical processes in materials.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Structure of materials: solids, crystalline solids, non-crystalline solids, amorphous solids, granular matter, quasi-crystals.

2. Soft matters, liquid crystals, polymers, complex fluids, gels, foams, emulsions.

3. Mechanical properties: stress / strain, deformation of solids, elasticity, plasticity, fluidity, viscosity.

4. Viscosity measurement, rheology, cohesive forces, surface tension and capillarity.

5. Thermal properties: heat capacity, specific heat, molar heat.

6. Thermal expansion, heat transfer, heat conduction, thermal conductivity.

7. Phonons, Debye theory, heat convection, radiation.

8. Temperature measurements: Seebeck effect, Peltier effect, Thomson effect, thermopower, thermocouples, thermistors.

9. Resistance temperature detectors (RTD), pyrometers, infrared thermometers, Langmuir probes, other thermometers.

10. Phase transition: phase, Gibbs' phase rule, phase diagram, solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter.

11. Latent heat, real gases, condensation, water vapour, moisture of materials, humidity.

12. Electrical properties of materials: electrical properties of gases, electrical properties of fluids (electrolytes), Faradays’ electrolytic laws.

13. Band theory of solids, electrical conductivity of solids.