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FALL 2011
ME265.03
Intermediate Materials Science.
ABSTRACT. 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.
Information: [Syllabus]
Assignments: reading and take home papers
Books:
[Schaffer - Saxena - Antolovich - Sanders - Warner, The Science and Design of Engineering Materials (2nd ed.)
ISBN: 0-256-24766-8, McGraw Hill, (1999) 0-07-116762-5 with CDROM (but you do not need)]


[Ashcroft/Mermin, Solid State Physics]


[Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics]



FALL 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004
ME83
Structure and Properties of Solids, (Introduction to Materials Science).
ABSTRACT. 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.
Information: [Syllabus Fall 2010]
Notes:
[ME83L complete notes, Introduction, Mechanical Behavior, Atomic Bonding and Structure,
Crystal Structure, Defects, Diffusion, Thermodynamics, Electrical properties, Semiconductors,
Polymers, Phase diagrams, Kinetics and microstructures]
Assignments: Books: [Schaffer - Saxena - Antolovich - Sanders - Warner, The Science and Design of Engineering Materials (2nd ed.)
ISBN: 0-256-24766-8, McGraw Hill, (1999) 0-07-116762-5 with CDROM (but you do not need)]

Prerequisites: [Chemistry 11L, Mathematics 31 or 33]



SPRING 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004
ME265.XX (SS1)
Introduction to Solid State Engineering.
Information: [Syllabus]
Notes: [A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H1, H2]
Books: [Ashcroft/Mermin, Solid State Physics]

Prerequisites: [Introduction to Materials Science, Thermodynamics]



SPRING 2007
ME265.10
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
Information: [Syllabus (old course)]
Content:
(1) 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).
(2) Phonons: Calculation of spectra
(3) Electron over Phonons: definitions
Notes: [Phonons 1, doing]
Books: [Madelung: Introduction to Solid State Theory]

Prerequisites: [Introduction to Solid State Theory/Engineering (1)]



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