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PHY 441: Dielectric material fundamentals and applications

Course Content:

Dielectric polarization. Dielectric relaxation. Dielectric loss. Dielectric spectroscopy.
Capacitors and insulators. Dielectric breakdown. Aging.
Piezoelectric effect. Piezoelectric ceramics and polymers, Coupling of thermal,
mechanical and electrical properties, Electrostriction, Ferroelectricity, Ferroelectric and
ferroelastic domains, Applications of piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials.
Selected topics in multiferroic materials, Pyroelectricity and pyroelectric materials and

Suggested Books:

Perquisites:Condensed matter physics, Thermal Physics, Statistical mechanics, Quantum Physics, Mathematical Physics

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