Band theory of solids applied to metal oxide materials. Includes metallic oxides, non-stoichiometric semiconductors and associated defect chemistry, high temperature superconductors, electrostatics, linear dielectrics, non-linear dielectrics, piezoelectrics, and the optical properties of oxides.
The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:
- Describe electronic behavior metal oxides in terms of the band theory of solids
- Predict electronic and optical properties of metal oxide materials on the basis of their electronic structure, bonding, and crystal structure