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Course learning objectives:

  • To impart knowledge on Material science so you can enable to crack any type of exams.
Sr. No. Topics Number of Lectures Number of Online Assignments
1. Processing of Materials: 2 2
2. Characterisation Techniques: 3 6
3. Structure and Imperfections: 6 8
4. Thermodynamics and Kinetics: 6 8
5. Properties of Materials: 8 10
6. Material types 4 6
7. Environmental Degradation 2 4
8. Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics 3 4


Sr. No. Topics Descriptions Lectures and its Release Date
1. Processing of Materials: Powder synthesis, sintering, chemical methods, crystal growth techniques, zone refining, preparation of nanoparticles and thin films Lecture-1: 11 Aug-19



Lecture-2: 18 Aug-19



2. Characterisation Techniques: X-ray diffraction, spectroscopic techniques like UV-vis, IR, Raman. Optical and Electron microscopy Lecture-1: 2 Sep-19



Lecture-2: 16 Sep-19


Lecture-3: 30 Sep-19


3. Structure and Imperfections: Crystal symmetry, point groups, space groups, indices of planes, close packing in solids, bonding in materials, coordination and radius ratio concepts, point defects, dislocations, grain boundaries, surface energy and equilibrium shapes of crystals Lecture-1: 7 Oct-19



Lecture-2: 21 Oct-19


Lecture-3: 28 Oct-19


Lecture-4: 4 Nov-19


Lecture-5: 18 Nov-19


Lecture-6: 25 Nov-19


4. Thermodynamics and Kinetics: Phase rule, phase diagrams, solid solutions, invariant reactions, lever rule, basic heat treatment of metals, solidification and phase transformations, Fick’s laws of diffusion, mechanisms of diffusion, temperature dependence of diffusivity Lecture-1: 2 Dec-19



Lecture-2: 16 Dec-19


Lecture-3: 23 Dec-19


Lecture-4: 30 Dec-19


Lecture-5: 6 Jan-20


Lecture-6: 20 Jan-20


5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical Properties: Stress-strain response of metallic, ceramic and polymer materials, yield strength, tensile strength and modulus of elasticity, toughness, plastic deformation, fatigue, creep and fracture.



Electronic Properties: Free electron theory, Fermi energy, density of states, elements of band theory, semiconductors, Hall effect, dielectric behaviour, piezo, ferro, pyroelectricmaterials.


Magnetic Properties: Origin of magnetism in metallic and ceramic materials, paramagnetism, diamagnetism, ferro and ferrimagnetism.


Thermal Properties: Specific heat, thermal conductivity and thermal expansion, thermoelectricity.


Optical Properties: Refractive index, absorption and transmission of electromagnetic radiation in solids, electrooptic and magnetoopticmaterials, spontaneous and stimulated emission, gas and solid-state lasers.






Lecture-1: 27 Jan-20


Lecture-2: 3 Feb-20


Lecture-3: 10 Feb-20


Lecture-4: 17 Feb -20


Lecture-5: 24 Feb -20


Lecture-6: 9 Mar-20


Lecture-7: 16 Mar-20


Lecture-8: 23 Mar-20


6. Material types Concept of amorphous, single crystals and polycrystalline materials, crystallinity and its effect on physical properties, metal, ceramic, polymers, classification of polymers, polymerization, structure and properties, additives for polymer products, processing and applications, effect of environment on materials, composites. Lecture-1: 6 Apr-20



Lecture-2: 13 Apr-20


Lecture-3: 20 Apr-20


Lecture-4: 27 Apr -20


7. Environmental Degradation Corrosion, oxidation and prevention Lecture-1: 4 May-20



Lecture-2: 11 May-20


8. Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics Basics of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical treatment of electrical, optical and thermal properties of materials, analytical solid geometry, differentiation and integration, differential equations, vectors and tensors, matrices, Fourier series, complex analysis, probability and statistics Lecture-1: 18 May-20



Lecture-2: 25 May-20


Lecture-3: 30 May-20

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