ELT-22216 Electronics Materials, 5 cr


This course is offered as a book exam. There are no lectures- Please contact the person resposible.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Donald Lupo, Mikko Valkama


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
ELT-22216 2018-01 1 - 4 Donald Lupo
Accepted exam.


After completing the course, the student can explain the structure of an atom. The student recognises the bonds between atoms and molecules and can explain how these affect to the structure of materials. The student can define the basic material groups: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. He/she recognises the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of the above mentioned materials and recognises how these properties affect the materials and their use in electronic applications. The student is also able to explain what conductors, semiconductors and insulators are. He/she recognises the operating principles of semiconductors and recognises the most common semiconductor materials. Furthermore, the student recognises commonly used joint, printed circuit board, coating and encapsulation materials in electronics. The student can define the ways how materials are selected for different electronic applications and how these selections affect the properties, operation and reliability of the final product. The student also recognises the basic manufacturing methods of materials.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Basic materials and their properties: semiconductors, conductors and insulators.   Electronics miniatyrisation and integration.    
2. Knowledge of the use and manufacturing methods of electronic materials.    Clean rooms 
3. Substrate materials and their mechanical and electrical properties. Joining materials: solders and adhesives.  Joining and packaging in electronics. Manufacture of substrates.  Miniatyrisation technologies 
4. Selection of materials for different applications. The effect of the selection for electronics reliability.  Failure mechanisms.  Failure analysis. 

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

In order to pass the course the final examination must be passed. The final grade is determined based on the final examination. Accepted completion of the course requires good knowledge of the core contents.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   Electronic Materials & Processes Handbook   Charles A. Harper       McGraw-Hill, 3. painos, 2003   No   
Book   Materials Science for Electrical and Electronic Engineers   Ian P. Jones   978-0-19-856294-8       Yes   
Lecture slides   Lecture slides   Lupo         Yes   
Other literature           The student will research the topic and the bibliography will be part of the course material.   No   


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Päivittäjä: Lupo Donald, 11.03.2019