How the bondings and Fermi surface determine the physical properties of materials?
Goal
This lecture aims to present the main classes of material and their physical properties via two complementary approaches. One is based on the bondings between atoms and how these bonds influence the elastic, thermal, and electrical conductivity properties of materials, whereas the second one is related to the Fermi surface analysis.  Microscopical models of physical phenomena like permittivity, piezoelectricity, or ferromagnetism will be described and how the material properties change at the surface.
 
Content
Chapter 0 : Introduction - Functional materials
Chapter 1: The various types of bonds and the classes of materials
Chapter 2: Relationship between bonds and simple properties of materials
(thermal, mechanical, electrical properties)
Chapter 3:  Quantum models of materials (Sommerfeld and band theory)
Chapter 4:  Dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and magnetic properties
           and their measurements.
Chapter 5:  Surface properties
 
Prerequisite
General knowledge of physics and chemistry
 
Bibliography
‘Physique des matériaux’, M. Gerl and J-P. Issi
‘Sciences des matériaux’, M. Dupeux
‘Physics of materials’, Y. Quéré
‘Engeneering materials’, Ashby and Jones
‘La matière à l’état solide’, A. Guinier and R. Jullien
‘Des matériaux’, J-P. Baïlon and J-M. Dorlot