Intermediate Materials Science
Structure and properties of solid materials: crystal structure and bonding, reciprocal space, free electron model, energy bands in solids, origin of electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical properties, concepts of thermally activated processes and characterization methods.
reading and take home papers
Schaffer - Saxena - Antolovich - Sanders - Warner, The Science and Design of Engineering Materials (2nd ed.)
Structure and Properties of Solids, (Introduction to Materials Science)
Introduction to the structure and properties of solid materials, emphasizing the relationships between the structure of a solid and its properties. Atomic and molecular origins of electrical, mechanical, and chemical behavior are treated in some detail for metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, glasses, and composite materials. Lectures are accompanied by laboratory work.
- ME83L complete notes
- Mechanical Behavior
- Atomic Bonding and Structure
- Crystal Structure
- Electrical Properties
- Phase Diagrams
- Kinetics and Microstructures
Chemistry 11L, Mathematics 31 or 33
Introduction to Solid State EngineeringSyllabus
Introduction to Materials Science, Thermodynamics
Solid State II
This is the continuation of my course Solid State Engineering (which is practically Solid State Theory). This year course will focus on a rigorous approach to phonons, their coupling with electrons, and superconductivity
- Phonons: Definitions, Classical Lagrangian, Quantum Hamiltonian, Diagonalization, 1D monoatomic, 1D biatomic, Acoustic and Optical Branches, Phonons, Density of States, High T (Dulong-Petit), Low T (Debye-Einstein), Medium T (expansions).
- Phonons: Calculation of spectra
- Electron over Phonons: definitions
Madelung: Introduction to Solid State Theory
Introduction to Solid State Theory/Engineering (1)