GATE 2019 Materials Science Syllabus – Get (XE) C PDF Here

Materials ScienceGATE 2019 Materials Science Syllabus has been Released. GATE 2019 is a national level exam organized by IIT Madras. The Engineering Graduation Skill Test (GATE) is organized for admission to PG courses in the field of engineering and technology, specifically ME / M.Tech. The exam will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 9th February and 10th February 2019. See here for complete information about the GATE 2019 Program.

GATE 2019 Materials Science Syllabus – PDF Released

New GATE 2019 Materials Science Syllabus has been Released. Click here to Download Pdf.

Section 1: Processing of Materials:

Powder synthesis, sintering, chemical methods, crystal growth techniques, zone refining, preparation of nanoparticles and thin films

Section 2: Characterisation Techniques:

X-ray diffraction, spectroscopic techniques like UV-vis, IR, Raman. Optical and Electron microscopy

Section 3: Structure and Imperfections:

Crystal symmetry, point groups, space groups, indices of planes, close packing in solids, bonding in materials, coordination and radius ratio concepts, point defects, dislocations, grain boundaries, surface energy and equilibrium shapes of crystals

Section 4: Thermodynamics and Kinetics:

Phase rule, phase diagrams, solid solutions, invariant reactions, lever rule, basic heat treatment of metals, solidification and phase transformations, Fick’s laws of diffusion, mechanisms of diffusion, the temperature dependence of diffusivity

Section 5: Properties of Materials:

Mechanical Properties: Stress-strain response of metallic, ceramic and polymer materials, yield strength, tensile strength and modulus of elasticity, toughness, plastic deformation, fatigue, creep and fracture

Electronic Properties: Free electron theory, Fermi energy, the density of states, elements of band theory, semiconductors, Hall effect, dielectric behavior, piezo, Ferro, pyroelectric materials

Magnetic Properties: Origin of magnetism in metallic and ceramic materials, paramagnetism, diamagnetism, Ferro, and ferrimagnetism

Thermal Properties: Specific heat, thermal conductivity, and thermal expansion, thermoelectricity

Optical Properties: Refractive index, absorption, and transmission of electromagnetic radiation in solids, electrooptic and magneto-optic materials, spontaneous and stimulated emission, gas and solid state lasers

Section 6: Material types

The concept of amorphous, single crystals and polycrystalline materials, crystallinity and its effect on physical properties, metal, ceramic, polymers, classification of polymers, polymerization, structure and properties, additives for polymer products, processing and applications, the effect of environment on materials, composites

Section 7: Environmental Degradation

Corrosion, oxidation, and prevention

Section 8: Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

Basics of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical treatment of electrical, optical and thermal properties of materials, analytical solid geometry, differentiation and integration, differential equations, vectors and tensors, matrices, Fourier series, complex analysis, probability, and statistics

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