ENGRMSE 273 Electroceramics & Solid State Electrochemical Systems (2017-2018)

ENGRMSE 273 Electroceramics & Solid State Electrochemical Systems

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMSE 273 Electroceramics & Solid State Electrochemical Systems (Credit Units: 3) Theory, underlying principles, experimental techniques and applications of electroceramics and solid-state electrochemical systems. Links solid state physics, atomic structure, thermodynamics, defect chemistry and transport processes to electrical properties of ceramics – spanning from insulators to fast-ion conductors and HT superconductors. Prerequisite: MSE200 or equivalent. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0471497486.

Recommended Textbook:

Other course materials will be provided as a packet

Daniel R. Mumm
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Underpinnings of Electroceramics
    • Crystallography
    • Point Defects
    • Transport Processes
    • Polarization
    • Bonding
  • Electronically Conductive Ceramics
  • Ionically Conductive Ceramics
  • Mixed Conductors
  • Superconductors
  • Interface-Sensitive Ceramics
  • Magnetic Ceramics
  • Insulating Ceramics
  • Piezoelectric Ceramics
  • Pyroelectric Ceramics
  • Electro-optic Ceramics
  • Experimental techniques (Impedance Spectroscopy, Current Relaxation)
  • Practical Systems (Solid-State Batteries, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Incorporated into homework and course term projects

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 25%
  • Midterms: 20%
  • Final Exam: 30%
  • Class Term Project: 25%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
May 31, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Winter Qtr