MAT_SCI 402: Structure of Crystalline and Noncrystalline Materials

Quarter Offered

Fall : TTh 11:00, F 11:00 ; Rondinelli


Structure-property relationships form a cornerstone for performance engineering.

Condensed matter systems are defined by their internal structure – the distribution of atoms, defects, and large multidomain microstructures. This course builds a framework for first year graduate (or equivalent) students to succeed in the core materials science and engineering curriculum by establishing a real space and k-space description of ideal crystalline and noncrystalline materials. It focuses on understanding structure-property relationships in materials using mathematical and graphical descriptions of structure, symmetry, and matter tensors in crystalline and noncrystalline materials.

Textbooks: Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, A.R. West (Wiley, 2014); Properties of Materials: Anisotropy, Symmetry, Structure, R.E. Newnham (OUP, 2009); Course Notes provided by instructor