Materials for Electrotechnics

Course Information
TitleΗλεκτρολογικά Υλικά / Materials for Electrotechnics
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGeorgios Litsardakis
Course ID600000958

Programme of Study: Merikī Foítīsī - PPS Īlektrológōn Mīchanikṓn kai Mīchanikṓn Ypologistṓn (2016 - sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course214

Programme of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Registered students: 298
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CORECompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course is intended to provide fundamental knowledge on the properties of materials. By the end of the course, the student should be able -to describe the properties of different classes of materials and their relation to structure and microstructure -to use and interpret pictures, graphs and tables of materials properties -to perform relevant calculations -to understand criteria of materials selection, with emphasis on materials for electrotechnical and mechanical applications
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
Course Content (Syllabus)
Structure of solids: atoms, molecules and bonding, crystalline structure, structure defects, diffusion, phase diagrams. Mechanical properties, metals and alloys, corrosion. Electrical conductivity of materials: free electrons, metallic conductors, semiconductors, semiconductor materials and applications. Dielectric materials: polarization, losses, breakdown, materials and applications. Magnetic materials: magnetic moment, magnetic response, spontaneous magnetization, magnetic domains, magnetically soft and hard materials, magnetic losses, applications Optical properties and materials: optical absorption, photodiodes, solar cells, LEDs, laser diodes. Advanced materials and technologies. Availability and life cycle of materials - selection and design issues.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of software for drawing crystal structures (internet) short videos, java applets execution
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1)Επιστήμη και τεχνολογία υλικών, Βατάλης Αργύρης Σ. 2)Επιστήμη και τεχνολογία υλικών, Callister William D.
Additional bibliography for study
Understanding Materials Science, History • Properties • Applications, Rolf E. Hummel, Second Edition, Springer 2004 Fundamental Research in Materials Science, European Commission’s Research Area, European Materials White Book, Max Planck Institute, 2001
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