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Material Physics


Cohesion :
The student will explain the cohesion of materials and related properties at the atomic and molecular scale. The student will be able to use models of cohesive energy and to derive physical quantities.
Dislocations and plasticity of crystalline materials :
Students will be able to :
¿ explain the fragility and ductility,
¿ describe dislocations and their interactions in terms of geometry and energy,
¿ relate the macroscopic mechanical properties and dislocation.
 Point defects and diffusion :
The student will be able :
- to describe the point defects,
- to form the equations of a diffusion problem and solve them.
Anisotropic properties (mechanical, electrical and thermal) :
The student will be able to :
¿ use the tensor expressions of physical isotropic and anisotropic  properties,

Needed prerequisite

Notions of Crystallography, matrix algebra, resolution of  differential equations.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...