Engineering Physics - II second semester Anna University,chennai subject notes lecturer notes unitwise 2 marks and 16 mark questions

UNIT  I           CONDUCTING MATERIALS     Click here To Download
Conductors – classical free electron theory of metals – Electrical and thermal  conductivity – Wiedemann – Franz law – Lorentz number – Draw backs of  classical theory – Quantum theory – Fermi distribution function – Effect of  temperature on Fermi Function – Density of energy states – carrier concentration
in metals.

UNIT  II         SEMICONDUCTING MATERIALS     Click here To Download 
Intrinsic semiconductor – carrier concentration derivation – Fermi level – Variation  of Fermi level with temperature – electrical conductivity – band gap determination  – extrinsic semiconductors – carrier concentration derivation in n-type and p-type  semiconductor – variation of Fermi level with temperature and impurity  concentration – compound semiconductors – Hall effect –Determination of Hall
coefficient – Applications.

Origin of magnetic moment – Bohr magneton – Dia and para magnetism – Ferro  magnetism – Domain theory – Hysteresis – soft and hard magnetic materials –  anti – ferromagnetic materials – Ferrites – applications – magnetic recording and  readout – storage of magnetic data – tapes, floppy and magnetic disc drives.
Superconductivity : properties - Types of super conductors – BCS theory of  superconductivity(Qualitative) - High Tc superconductors – Applications of  superconductors – SQUID, cryotron, magnetic levitation.

UNIT  IV         DIELECTRIC  MATERIALS     Click here To Download
Electrical susceptibility – dielectric constant – electronic, ionic, orientational and  space charge polarization – frequency and temperature dependence of  polarisation – internal field – Claussius – Mosotti relation (derivation) – dielectric  loss – dielectric breakdown – uses of dielectric materials (capacitor and
transformer) – ferroelectricity and applications.

UNIT  V          MODERN ENGINEERING MATERIALS    Click here To Download
Metallic glasses: preparation, properties and applications.  Shape memory alloys (SMA): Characteristics, properties of NiTi alloy,   application, advantages and disadvantages of SMA
Nanomaterials:  synthesis –plasma arcing – chemical vapour deposition – solgels – electrodeposition – ball milling - properties of nanoparticles and  applications.   Carbon nanotubes: fabrication – arc method – pulsed laser deposition –  chemical vapour deposition - structure – properties and applications.

1. Charles Kittel ‘ Introduction to Solid State Physics’, John Wiley & sons, 7th edition, Singapore (2007)
2. Charles P. Poole and  Frank J.Ownen, ’Introduction to Nanotechnology’,  Wiley India(2007) (for Unit V)


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