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Advanced Electrical and Electronics Materials: Processes and Applications



Advanced Electrical and Electronics Materials: Processes and Applications

K. M. Gupta, Nishu Gupta, Ashutosh Tiwari (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-99835-9 March 2015 760 Pages


This comprehensive and unique book is intended to cover the vast and fast-growing field of electrical and electronic materials and their engineering in accordance with modern developments. Basic and pre-requisite information has been included for easy transition to more complex topics. Latest developments in various fields of materials and their sciences/engineering, processing and applications have been included. Latest topics like PLZT, vacuum as insulator, fiber-optics, high temperature superconductors, smart materials, ferromagnetic semiconductors etc. are covered. Illustrations and examples encompass different engineering disciplines such as robotics, electrical, mechanical, electronics, instrumentation and control, computer, and their inter-disciplinary branches. A variety of materials ranging from iridium to garnets, microelectronics, micro alloys to memory devices, left-handed materials, advanced and futuristic materials are described in detail.

Preface xxxv

Acknowledgement xxxvii

About the Authors xxxix

Abbreviations xli

1 General Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Materials 1

2 Atomic Models, Bonding in Solids, Crystal Geometry, and Miller Indices 33

3 Solid Structures, Characterization of Materials, Crystal Imperfections, and Mechanical Properties of Materials 71

4 Conductive Materials: Electron Theories, Properties and Behaviour 109

5 Conductive Materials: Types and Applications 153

6 Semiconducting Materials: Properties and Behaviour 185

7 Semiconducting Materials: Types and Applications 229

8 Semiconducting Materials: Processing and Devices 263

9 Dielectric Materials: Properties and Behaviour 301

10 Dielectric Materials: Types and Applications 343

11 Magnetic Materials: Properties and Behaviour 379

12 Magnetic Materials: Types and Applications 423

13 Superconductive Materials 449

14 Passive Components (Resistors) 477

15 Passive Components (Capacitors) 503

16 Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Fabrication 533

17 Optical Properties of Materials, and Materials for Opto-Electronic Devices 561

18 Specific Materials for Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Instruments, Robotics, and Other Applications 593

19 Recent Advances and Emerging Trends in Electrical and Electronic Materials 631

Appendix I: SI Prefixes of Multiples and Submultiples 677

Appendix II: Greek Alphabet 679

Appendix III: Conventions to be Followed While Using SI UNIT 681

Appendix IV: Physical Constants 683

Appendix V: Conversion Factors 685

Glossary of Terminologies 687

Answers to Numerical Questions 699

Answers to Objective Questions 705

Index 709