The Hyperscripts of "AMAT" in Kiel

General Information

"AMAT" is the abbreviation for the chair of "Allgemeine Materialwissenschaft". It means "General Materials Science"; and that is the name of the research group of Prof. Föll, which is part of the "Institute of Materials Science" at the "Technical Faculty" at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel ("CAU").
This page contains some general information about the Hyperscripts of AMAT and links to more detailed information. In particular, the following links provide:
Some Statistics about the use of the hyperscripts in the Net.
Some remarks about the Motivation to assemble hyperscripts.
Some remarks about the Structure of the hyperscripts and the "philosophy" behind this structure.
Some remarks about the Making of hyperscripts.
A set of rules concerning the making of hyperscripts.
Some remarks about the present Teaching Experience with hyperscripts.
Some of this has been condensed and published in a short article (Multimedia in der Lehre: Hyperskripte in der Praxis; in German) which you can consult via the link.
If you don't want to read through all this stuff, you can start a Guided Tour through some salient features of the Hyperscripts by activating the link.
Disclaimer: (Required by German Law)
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H. Föll
Herewith I declare that I have nothing whatsoever to do with the content of linked pages as far as they are not my own, or not within my direct sphere of influence.
H. Foell

Specific Information

Hyperscript "Einführung in die Materialwissenschaft I" (MaWi I)
The first of the Hyperscripts and the foundation for all the other ones. It contains a lot of prose like common undergraduate text books, but also many links to the basic and advanced part. In the "advanced" part it also aims at providing a spectrum of modules that reaches from barely relevant information (e.g. biographies of all major scientists mentioned) to silly and amusing parts, while not excluding some philosophical meandering.
This Hyperscript is completely in German - an English version is presently not attempted.
 
"Einführung in die Materialwissenschaft I" consists of 10 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
   
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
25 102 +16 = 118 55 102 84 384
   
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Inhaltsmatrix"
 
Hyperscript "Einführung in die Materialwissenschaft II" (MaWi II)
The continuation of "Einführung in die Materialwissenschaft I", focussing on electronic properties of materials.
"Einführung in die Materialwissenschaft II" contains far more math and equations than "MaWi I"; it covers the basics of semiconductors physics.
This Hyperscript is almost completely in German, but on occasion amended with English modules.
"Einführung in die Materialwissenschaft II" consists of 6 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
 
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
3 87 +3 = 90 24 71 27 215
     
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Inhaltsmatrix"
   
Hyperscript "Electronic Materials" (ELMAT) Closed
The lecture course "Electronic Materials" has been teminated. Instead, there will be now "Advanced Materials B - Part I" (AdMat). A new Hyperscript for AdMat is in preparation; it will have a lot in common with Elmat but will also contain new topics.
  The ELMAT Hyperscript will still be available but will not be upgraded any more.
The Hyperscript "Electronic Materials" was started in the Fall term of 99/00; right away in English. In a way, it is a direct continuation of the two "Introduction to Materials Science" Hyperscripts from above, but it is also a "stand alone" Hyperscript on its own merits.
"Electronic Materials" focuses on dielectric and magnetic properties, and has a large section about semiconductor materials and technology.
"Electronic Materials" consists of 6 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
 
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
8 69 + 9 = 78 48 27 34 195
     
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
 
Hyperscript "Defects in Crystals"
This Hyperscript is the English version of "Defekte in Kristallen"; from 2000 onwards it is the valid Hyperscript to that topic.
It contains a growing number of modules not found in the German version.
Try, for example, the "advanced" part about "damascene technique" which will lead you into a highly interesting, but also wild and crazy adventure, which is only loosely coupled to "defects", but enjoys a growing popularity in the Net.
"Defects in Crystals" consists of 8 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
 
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
24 54 +11 = 65 76 31 32 228
     
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
     
Hyperscript "Semiconductors"
This Hyperscript was started in the Fall term of 00/01.
"Semiconductors" was conceived as a two term course "Semiconductors I" and "Semiconductors II". For various reasons, "Semiconductors II" has not yet been fully implemented. The boundary between I and II is not rigidly defined; what we cover in the lecture course depends on the input of the students.
Chapters 1 - 6 always will be covered to some extent in "Semiconductors I"; they are completely finished. Chapters beyond that belong to "Semiconductors II"; they are only partially finished.
"Semiconductors" consists of of 11 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
 
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
17 53 + 1 = 54 19 7 26 123
     
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
     
Hyperscript Semiconductor Technology and Nano Electronics (Halbleitertechnik und Nanoelektronik)
The independet lecture courses "Semiconductor Technology" (Prof. Föll), "Material Science Seminar for Bachelors" (Prof. Föll), and "Nano Electronics" (Prof. Adelung) were joind up and now form teh lecture module "Semiconductor Technology and Nano Electronics"
The contents haven't changed, however, and the Hyperscript Semiconductor Technology and Nano Electronics is just the platform for the old Hyperscripts below.
Hyperscript "Semiconductor Technology"
The Hyperscript "Semiconductor Technology" was started in the Fall term of 07/08; it is the first Hyperscript for the Materials Science Bachelor study course. It is still a bit rudimentary but finshed in all major parts.
The powers that be decided that the "Studiengang Materialwissenschaft mit dem Abschluss "Bachelor of Science" (Materials Science Bachelor study course) will have all its lectures in English for the 5th and 6th term.
"Semiconductor Technology" intends to cover the basics of the field, tentative table of content can be found in the link. "Semiconductors Technology" consists of of 9 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
   
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
6 96 + 11 = 107 45 51 43 252
   
A complete structured list of all finished modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules" Semiconductor Technology
Hyperscript "Material Science Seminar for Bachelors"
The Hyperscript "Material Science Seminar for Bachelors" was started in the Fall term of 07/08; it is part of Materials Science Bachelor study course. It is and will be rudimentary for some time.
The powers that be decided that the "Studiengang Materialwissenschaft mit dem Abschluss "Bachelor of Science" (Materials Science Bachelor study course) will have all its lectures in English for the 5th and 6th term.
The core of a Seminar are the presentations of the students; a Hyperscript for a seminar thus might be seen as an oxymoron. However, a few useful modules are possible and provided (some go back to the abandoned seminar part of "Electronic Materials" and the abandoned Hyperscript "HTML".
A complete structured list of all finished modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
 
Hyperscript "Grundlagen der Materialwissenschaft für Elektro- und Informationstechniker" (MaWi for ET&IT)
The Hyperscript "MaWi for ET&IT" was started in the Fall term of 08/09; it is the first Hyperscript for the Electrical Engineering Bachelor study course. It is and will be very rudimentary for some time.
This lecture course is for 3rd term students and in German.
"MaWi for ET&IT" is supposed to cover most of what had been done in the three terms before, i.e. MaWi I), (MaWi II), and (ELMAT) - to the extent possible. MaWi for ET&IT consists of of 10 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
   
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
0 115 3 70 2 200
   
A complete structured list of all finished modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules" Semiconductor Technology
   
Hyperscript Advanced Materials B, Part 1: Electronic Materials
The Hyperscript "Advanced Materials B, Part 1" was started in the summer term of 2011. It covers the first part of "Advanced Materials B".
This lecture course is for 2nd term Mat- Sci. & Eng. students.
"Advanced Materials B, Part 1" covers most of what had been done in "ELMAT" before. The majot changes are
Chapter 5 and 6 of ELMAT, dealing with Si and basic Si technology have been replaced by "Optics" and "Special Materials".
This Hyperscript is not quite finished, so there is no module count at present (May 2011)
A complete structured list of all finished modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
   

Hyperscript "Electronic Materials" (ELMAT) Closed
The lecture course "Electronic Materials" has been teminated. Instead, there will be now "Advanced Materials B - Part I" (AdMat). A new Hyperscript for AdMat is in preparation; it will have a lot in common with Elmat but will also contain new topics.
  The ELMAT Hyperscript will still be available but will not be upgraded any more.
The Hyperscript "Electronic Materials" was started in the Fall term of 99/00; right away in English. In a way, it is a direct continuation of the two "Introduction to Materials Science" Hyperscripts from above, but it is also a "stand alone" Hyperscript on its own merits.
"Electronic Materials" focuses on dielectric and magnetic properties, and has a large section about semiconductor materials and technology.
"Electronic Materials" consists of 6 chapters with the following approximate Module Count
 
Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
8 69 + 9 = 78 48 27 34 195
     
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
 
Hyperscript "HTML" Closed
As a side issue, AMAT was teaching a (basic) course for students to learn HTML for some time, but this is presently not taking place.
The course has its own Hyperscript, which is not yet completely finished (and, giving the development of HTML and The Net, never will be). The project has been all but abandoned by now.
Nevertheless, it does contain some useful stuff, and since it still is visited around 100 times a month by the Net community, we keep it on-line
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
     
Hyperscript "Defekte in Kristallen" Closed
"Defekte in Kristallen" was the first Hyperscript issued by AMAT. It was started early in 1997, based on lecture notes written with Word 6 at a time when conversion to HTML was not easy.
This Hyperscript was produced in loose cooperation with the "Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät" of the CAU, now defunct (May 2000); there was also some limited funding (about € 10.000.-) from the "Kultusministerium". It run under the heading "VIN" (= Vorlesung im Netz).
Most noteworthy, however, was the work of Wolfgang Lippik, who, after finishing his Ph.D., not only converted the lecture notes into a functional Hyperscript, but taught his Professor HTML! May the power be with him! (Recent gossip has it, that he is moving up the career latter at AMD Dresden).
This Hyperscript is "closed"; it will not be updated anymore.
For historical reasons - here are three links to old documents in relation with "VIN" (all in German, sorry).
The Goals The Concept The Status
In the winter term of 99/00, the Materials Science and Engineering Department of the Technical Faculty started a Masters Program - the immediate consequences were that "Defects" and most other courses would be taught in English from now on!
An English version was duly assembled - and this is now the ultimate version, replacing the old German script.
The German version was updated to the level of the English one in spring 2000 by Kirstin Scholz. It is usable, but will no longer be maintained!
A complete structured list of all modules with direct links is provided in the "Matrix of Modules"
   

More Information

How much is there? Here is the total Module Count:
The total Module Count of the 8 active Hyperscripts (still including ELMAT) is given in the table below.
 
Hyperscript Basic Backbone Illustration Exercise Advanced Total
 
Matwiss I 25 102 + 16 = 118 55 102 84 384
Matwiss II 3 87 + 3 = 90 24 71 27 215
Defects 24 54 + 11 = 65 76 31 32 228
ELMAT 8 69 + 9 = 78 48 27 34 195
Semiconductors 17 53 + 1 = 54 19 7 26 123
Semi.-Technology 6 96 + 11 = 107 45 51 43 252
MaWi for ET&IT 0 115 3 70 2 200
Mat.-Sci Seminar 0 32 11 0 0 43
 
Sum Total 83 659 281 348 248 1.640
     
Who dunnit? (for non-mystery novel readers: Who did it?)
Virtually all the content, including all drawings, were (and are) produced by Prof. H. Foell.
Virtually all the more tricky stuff with respect to programming - the "Check" program, the Java and JavaScript stuff - was (and is) done by Dr. J. Carstensen.
     
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