B.Tech PME Outline Syllabi


B. Tech. courses offered by Materials Science and Engineering

Course Outline

Core Courses

Physics-I (Credit: 4) 1st Semester Sub.Code:- 14B11PH111

Interference, Diffraction and Polarization of Light, Special Theory of Relativity, Lorentz Transformations and Mass-Energy Equivalence, Laws of Radiation, Compton Scattering, Atomic Spectra, Angular Momenta, Atom in Magnetic Field, Classical and Quantum Statistical Distributions, Principle and Working of Different Types of Lasers.


Physics Lab-I (Credit: 2) 1st Semester Sub.Code:- 14B17PH171
Experiments on Determination of Wavelength of Light by Fresnel’s Biprism, Newton’s Rings and Grating, Dispersive Power of Prism Material, Optical Activity, Planck’s Constant by Photoelectric Effect and Photovoltaic Effect, Resistivity by Carey-Foster’s Bridge, Stefan’s constant, Magnetic Field Variation by Helmholtz Galvanometer.


Physics-II (Credit: 4) 2nd Semester Sub.Code:- 14B11PH211
Gauss’s Law and applications, Laplace and Poisson’s Equations, Maxwell’s Equations, Electromagnetic Waves, Propagation of Electromagnetic waves in Free Space and Dielectric Media, Laws of Thermodynamics, Carnot’s Engine, Entropy, Clausius-Cleyperon Equation, Matter Waves, Uncertainty Principle, Schrodinger Equation, Particle in a Box, Potential Barrier Tunneling, Harmonic Oscillator, Bonding, Crystal Structure, Bragg’s Law and X-ray Diffraction, Band Theory, Conduction in Metals, Semiconductors and Insulators, Hall Effect in Semiconductors.


Physics Lab-II (Credit: 2) 2nd Semester Sub.Code:-
Experiments on Determination of Optical Fiber Characteristics, Band Gap of Semiconductor using Four Probe and p-n Junction Diode, Charge to Mass Ratio of Electron by Thomson’s Method and Magnetron Valve, Magnetostriction, Magnetoresistance, Hall Effect, Curie Temperature of Ferromagnetic Ceramics.


Bio-Physical Techniques (Credit: 4)
Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantization of Energy Levels in Molecules, Width and Intensity of Spectral Lines, Microwave Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Electronic Spectroscopy of Diatomic and Polyatomic Molecules, Spin Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR and ESR) and Applications, X-Ray Crystallography, Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) Mass Spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), STM, AFM and Applications.


Biomaterials Science (Credit: 4)
Classification of Materials, Crystal Structure, Bonding, Crystal Defects and Phase Changes, Mechanical Properties of Materials, Surface Properties of Materials, Thermal Treatment of Materials, Surface Anodization, Magnetic Materials, Biocompatible Materials, Super-Paramagnetism, Superconductivity and Its Applications, Polymers and Applications of Biopolymers, Processing and Mechanical of Polymers and Ceramics, Science of Nanomaterials.


Materials Science (Credit: 4) 6th Semester Sub.Code:- 14B11PH611
Dielectric Polarization, Dielectric Constant, Polarization under Oscillating Field , Dielectric loss, Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric effects, Applications of Dielectric Materials, Dia-, Para-, Ferro-, Antiferro- and Ferri-Magnetic materials, and their Applications, Super Conducting Materials, Meissner Effect, Critical field, Type-I and Type-II superconductors, London Equation, BCS Theory, High Temperature Superconductors and their Applications, Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Polymers, Properties and Applications of Ceramics, Optical Properties of metals and Nonmetals, Drude Model, Photonic Band Gap Materials and their Applications, Thermoelectric Effects, Seebeck, Peltier and Thompson Coefficients, Thermoelectric Devices, Figure of Merit.


Elective Courses

Nanoscience and Technology (Credit: 3)  7th Semester Sub.Code:- 14B1APH831
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanomaterials, Dimensionality Effects, Properties of Metallic, Semiconducting and Magnetic Nanomaterials, Carbon as Special Nanomaterial, Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Nucleation and Growth of thin films, Characterization and Applications of Nanomaterials.


Introduction to Quantum Information Theory (Credit: 3) )  7th Semester Sub.Code:- 14B1APH731
Introduction to Physical aspects of Information and Classical Information Theory, Quantum computations and communications, Quantum mechanics and Algebraic techniques required for Quantum information. Quantum algorithms – Grover’s algorithm, Shor’s algorithm, Quantum Circuits, Protocols of Quantum Key Distribution and Other Aspects of Quantum Communication, Quantum Error Correction Schemes.


Electronic Ceramics (Credit: 3) 7th Semester Sub.Code:- 14B1AEC735
Design and Development of Multilayer Capacitors and their Packaging for Electronics applications, Engineering Parameters for Propagation Delay of a Signal, Tuning of Thermo-Electrical Properties for PTC and NTC Thermistor and Varistor Applications, Piezoelectric Ceramics, Aging, coupling Coefficients and their Role for Design and Development of Sensors and Actuators in the Form of Thin and Thick films, Electro-Mechanical Devices like MEMS, Compositional Tuning of Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of Ferrites for Various Electronics and Electrical Applications.


Astrophysics (Credit: 3) 
Introduction to Astrophysics, Stellar astrophysics, Classification and Nomenclature of stars, Basic equations of Stellar Structure, Relevance of HR Diagram, Life cycle of stars, Galactic Astrophysics, Shape and Size of Milky way, Interstellar Matter, Active Galaxies, Cluster of Galaxies, Large-Scale Distribution of Galaxies, Models of Universe, Big Bang, Cosmological Constants, Dark Matter and Energy, Introduction of Astrobiology.


Biophysics (Credit: 3) 
Physical Processes in Living Organisms; DNA Computing, Hamiltonian Path Problem, Satisfiability Problem, DNA Logic Gates, Quantum Dots, Self Assembly as Computing Devices, Basic Nuclear Processes, Energy Transfer Processes, Radiation Effects, Radio Tracer Techniques, Radiation Damage to DNA, Radiation Detection and Protection, Radiation shielding, Bio-Devices Organic Semiconductor, Organic Solar Cell, OLED, AMOLED, Hydrogen Fuel Cell; Biosensors – Working, Design and Applications.


Plasma Physics (Credit: 3) 8th Semester Sub.Code:- 14B1APH833
Introduction to Plasmas, Debye Shielding, Plasma Parameters, Dielectric Constant of Plasma and Collisions, Production of Plasmas in Laboratory, Drifts of Charged Particles under Effect of Different Combinations of Electric and Magnetic Fields, Mirror Machine, Plasma Oscillations, Space Charge Waves of Warm Plasma, Ion-Acoustic Waves and Electromagnetic Waves in Magnetized Plasma, Decay of Plasma by Diffusion, Diffusion across a Magnetic Field, Single Fluid MHD Equations, Diffusion in fully Ionized Plasmas, Plasma Instabilities, Non Linear Landau Damping, Magnetic and Inertial Confinement Schemes, ITER and TOKAMAK.