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CH4715   Functional Materials and Electrons in Solids

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module introduces the physical concepts of dielectrics, semiconductors, and metals. Electronic properties of interfaces and thin films which are fundamental to devices such as microprocessors, lasers in CD players, or solar cells will be discussed.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CH2701 and pass at least 1 module from {CH2501, CH2601, CH2603}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH5712

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 9 - 10 weeks (within Weeks 1-11) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr F D Morrison, Prof M Buck