Kazimierz Conder: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. em. Dr. Kazimierz Conder
FieldFunktionskeramische Werkstoffe
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
Geb. WLGA/U121
Lab. f. Development and Methods
5232 Villigen PSI
Telephone056 310 24 35
Fax056 310 32 94
RelationshipRetired Adjunct Professor

327-0603-00LCeramics II
Planned to be offered for the last time in FS 2022.
3 credits2V + 1UA. R. Studart, K. Conder
AbstractUnderstanding of the electrical, dielectric and magnetic properties of functional ceramics for materials engineers, physicists and electrical engineers. An introduction is given to modern ceramics materials with multiple functions.
ObjectiveCeramics II covers the basic principles of functional ceramics such as linear and non-linear dielectrics, semiconductors, ionic and mixed ionic-electronic conductors as well as materials aspects of high temperature superconductors. Examples of applications cover the range from piezo-, pyro and thermoelectric materials over sensors and solid oxide fuel cells to superconducting magnets.
At the end of the course, the students should be able to select the chemistry, design the microstructure and devise processing routes to fabricate functional ceramics for electronic, electromechanical, optical and magnetic applications.
Content- Applications of functional ceramics
- Dieletrics fundamentals & insulators
- Capacitors & resonators
- Ferroelectricity & piezoelectricity
- Pyroelectricity and thermoelectric ceramics
- Defect chemistry
- Conductors
- Impedance spectroscopy
- Magnetic ceramics
- Superconductors
LiteratureElectroceramics; J.A.Moulson
Free download of the book in ETH domain is possible following the link:

Principles of Electronic Ceramics; L.L.Hench, J.K.West