138.053 Material Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explicate the crystal structure of solid bodies, to describe diffraction on periodic structures, to categorise the methods of crystal sturcture identification and to interpret phase diagrams as well as electric, thermal, mechanic and magnetic properties.

Subject of course

1.) Crystal structures a) transaltional lattices, point symmetries b) crystal classes c) symmetry d) simple structures, binding in solids e) defects 2.) Diffraction and structure determination a) diffraction on periodic structures b) methods of strucutural analyses 3.) Multinary systems a) preparation b) phase diagrams 4.) Macroscopic properties of solids and interfaces a) metals, semiconductors and isolators b) elastic properties c) thermal properties d) magnetic properties e) dielectric properties

Teaching methods

Lecture with visual, digital support, where the subjects are explained and phase diagrams are discussed.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Due to the current situation regarding coronavirus and the measures taken by the university, in the summer semester 2021 the lecture will be held completely in Distance Learning via TUWEL by means of a ZOOM Meeting. Access to the individual Zoom lectures and the documents provided will be via the TUWEL page of the lecture ( https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?idnumber=138053-2021S ).

The first Zoom LVA will take place on March 9, 2021 at 11:00. During the semester, the lectures will be held regularly on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 13:00.





Examination modalities

The assessment of performance is made on the basis of a written examination (about 5 questions, 90 minutes).


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu13:15 - 14:4528.10.2021 written16.09.2021 17:00 - 21.10.2021 23:00TISSprüfung_oktober_2021
Thu13:15 - 14:4502.12.2021 written16.09.2021 17:00 - 29.11.2021 23:00TISSprüfung_dezember_2021

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.02.2021 08:00 28.05.2021 18:00 15.07.2021 18:00



Lecture notes for this course are available via TUWEL

Previous knowledge

Lectures on Basics in Physics are requested.