Fundamentals of Materials
1st Year, 3rd Quarter, 15 ECTS
Coordinator: Prof. Alexander Brinkman
In this module matter and materials are the central themes: from fundamental quantum matter that which properties are ruled by the laws of quantum mechanics, to atoms, bonds between atoms, to larger microscopic and macroscopic structures with mechanical and electrical properties that are used everywhere in our society.
In Quantum Matter an introduction to quantum mechanics and elementary particles and systems is given. This is followed by Structure and Properties of Materials, in which the structure of materials is described and discussed, from individual atoms, to unit cells, to microstructures on larger mesoscopic and macroscopic lengths scales. The main mechanical and electrical properties that emerge from this microstructure are also discussed. Mathematics C1 involves elementary matrix operations, which will be applied in the lab course Experimenteren 3 on geometric optics. The lab course Intstrumentatie focuses on electronic components and circuits. In the Project Materials for Energy all gained knowledge from the theoretical lecture series is applied in a literature survey on a materials-related topic in the field of energy harvesting, production, storage, or a closely related area.
1st Year, 3rd Quarter, 3 ECTS
Part of Module: Fundamentals of Materials
Lecturers: Brinkman, Zandvliet
Materials Science (Fysische Materiaalkunde)
3rd Year, 3rd Quarter, 5 ECTS
Track Orientation Course
Lecturers: Hilgenkamp, Brinkman
The purpose of this lecture course is to provide a deeper understanding of the materials science of solid state matter. The accent lies here on the materials science of thin films. The course consists of three parts. The first part deals with the basic properties of materials. These are treated through the thermodynamics, growth processes and structure (amorphous, poly-crystalline, single crystal) of various materials. Part two covers the different deposition methods for the production of thin films (vacuum deposition, sputtering, laser ablation, MBE) and part three the analysis of these films (scanning probe microscopy, SEM, TEM, X-ray diffraction).
3rd Year, 4th Quarter, 15 ECTS
Coordinator: Dr. Stefan Kooij