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4 Credits
Fall term, odd years
Lecture Only

MATS 571 or PH 575
David Cann
303D Dearborn Hall

Course Description

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.


  • Review of Band Theory
  • Metallic Oxides
  • Non-Stoichiometric Semiconductors
  • High-Temperature Superconductors
  • Review of Electrostatics
  • Linear Dielectrics
  • Non-Linear Dielectrics
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Optical Properties of Oxides

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Describe electronic behavior metal oxides in terms of the band theory of solids
  2. Predict electronic and optical properties of metal oxide materials on the basis of their electronic structure, bonding, and crystal structure