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MSC3132

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Kiyonori Suzuki

Synopsis

Electrical and optical properties of materials - dielectrics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, superconductors and optical fibres; magnetic properties - microscopic origin of magnetism, hard and soft magnets, domains, anisotropy, magnet fabrication and applications; nanodevices which rely on the preceding properties, experimental techniques.

Objectives

To understand the science and technology governing the important properties and uses of the major electrical, optical and magnetic materials and the development of associated nanotechnological devices.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 55%
Assignments: 12%
Laboratory work: 33%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lecture/tutorial classes per week and an average of 2 hours laboratory work during the semester.

Prerequisites

MSC2111 or MSC2022 or PHS2011 or MTE2544

Prohibitions

MTE3508, MSC3011, MTE3545