68044 Characterisation of Energy Efficient Materials6cp
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The concept of energy efficient materials is introduced to define the range and application of materials to be studied in this subject. This includes semiconductor materials used in light emitting diodes and photovoltaic applications, and thin film materials relevant to window coatings. Techniques for characterising these materials are then discussed in detail with demonstration of the practical application of these techniques. These include techniques such as x-ray diffraction for structure characterisation, optical characterisation using spectroscopy and ellipsometry, and measurement of electrical resistivity.
This subject contains a mix of coursework, experimental exercises and projects.
The aim of the subject is to provide a thorough grounding in the physical basis and practical application of these techniques in the context of energy efficient materials at a level appropriate to conducting research in this field.
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