6. Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials

  1. Brian S. Mitchell

Published Online: 21 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471473359.ch6

An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science: For Chemical and Materials Engineers

An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science: For Chemical and Materials Engineers

How to Cite

Mitchell, B. S. (2003) Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials, in An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science: For Chemical and Materials Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471473359.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471436232

Online ISBN: 9780471473350

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Keywords:

  • electrical properties;
  • conductivity;
  • resistivity;
  • superconductivity;
  • intrinsic semiconductor;
  • extrinsic semiconductor;
  • dielectric;
  • ion conductor;
  • oxide superconductor;
  • compound semiconductor;
  • MOSFET;
  • thermistor;
  • biosensor;
  • electrical stimulation device;
  • magnetic properties;
  • magnetism;
  • magnetic domains;
  • hysteresis;
  • magnets;
  • diamagnetism;
  • paramagnetism;
  • antiferromagnetism;
  • ferrites;
  • Meissner effect;
  • molecular magnets;
  • magnetic storage media;
  • nuclear magnetic resonance imaging;
  • reflectance;
  • color;
  • photoelectric effect;
  • refractive index;
  • dispersion;
  • refraction;
  • absorbance;
  • transmittance;
  • transparency;
  • translucency;
  • luminescence;
  • lasers;
  • photoconductivity;
  • optical fiber;
  • optical properties;
  • transmittance;
  • birefringence;
  • electroluminescence;
  • liquid crystal displays;
  • nonlinear optics

Summary

Interaction of electricity, magnetic fields, and electromagnetic radiation with materials, including:

  • electrical conductivity, resistivity, resistance and conductance

  • charge carrier concentration, charge and mobility

  • conductors, insulators, semiconductors and superconductors

  • intrinsic and an extrinsic semiconductors

  • p- and n-type semiconductors

  • electrical polarizability

  • semiconductor junctions

  • diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism and antiferromagnetism

  • temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibility

  • Curie temperature

  • Neél temperature

  • NMR, MRI

  • coercivity and remnant induction, hysteresis loop

  • optical transmissivity, absorptivity and reflectivity

  • refractive index

  • color