MATSCI 153: Nanostructure and Characterization
The structure of materials at the nanoscale is in most cases the same crystalline form as the natural phase. Structures of materials such as semiconductors, ceramics, metals, and nanotubes; classification of these materials according to the principles of crystallography. Primary methods of structural characterization, Xray diffraction, and electron microscopy; their applications to study such nanostructures.
Terms: Win

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Sher, R. (PI)
MATSCI 157: Quantum Mechanics of Nanoscale Materials
Introduction to quantum mechanics and its application to the properties of materials. No prior background beyond a working knowledge of calculus and high school physics is presumed. Topics include: The Schrodinger equation and applications to understanding of the properties of quantum dots, semiconductor heterostructures, nanowires, and bulk solids. Tunneling processes and applications to nanoscale devices; the scanning tunneling microscope, and quantum cascade lasers. Simple models for the electronic properties and band structure of materials including semiconductors, insulators and metals and applications to semiconductor devices. Timedependent perturbation theory and interaction of light with materials with applications to laser technology.
Terms: Win

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Lindenberg, A. (PI)
MATSCI 161: Nanocharacterization Laboratory (MATSCI 171)
Students use optical microscopy, xray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, xray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and other techniques to characterize recently discovered perovskite semiconductors that can be used to make highly efficient solar cells. This course fulfills the Writing in the Major Requirement for MSE undergrads. Instruction on writing, statistics, generating effective plots with curve fits, using databases to find information and giving oral scientific presentations is given. Instruction on characterization techniques is provided, but it is expected that the students will have already taken a course like
MATSCI 153 that covers the fundamentals of the techniques. The emphasis on this course is on doing nanocharacterization experiments and writing up the results. Undergraduates register for 161 for 4 units; graduates register for 171 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
McGehee, M. (PI)
MATSCI 165: Nanoscale Materials Physics Computation Laboratory (MATSCI 175)
Computational exploration of fundamental topics in materials science using Javabased computation and visualization tools. Emphasis is on the atomicscale origins of macroscopic materials phenomena. Simulation methods include molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo with applications in thermodynamics, kinetics, and topics in statistical mechanics. Required prerequisites: Freshmanlevel physics, undergraduate thermodynamics. Undergraduates register for 165 for 4 units; graduates register for 175 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Reed, E. (PI)
MATSCI 171: Nanocharacterization Laboratory (MATSCI 161)
Students use optical microscopy, xray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, xray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and other techniques to characterize recently discovered perovskite semiconductors that can be used to make highly efficient solar cells. This course fulfills the Writing in the Major Requirement for MSE undergrads. Instruction on writing, statistics, generating effective plots with curve fits, using databases to find information and giving oral scientific presentations is given. Instruction on characterization techniques is provided, but it is expected that the students will have already taken a course like
MATSCI 153 that covers the fundamentals of the techniques. The emphasis on this course is on doing nanocharacterization experiments and writing up the results. Undergraduates register for 161 for 4 units; graduates register for 171 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
McGehee, M. (PI)
MATSCI 175: Nanoscale Materials Physics Computation Laboratory (MATSCI 165)
Computational exploration of fundamental topics in materials science using Javabased computation and visualization tools. Emphasis is on the atomicscale origins of macroscopic materials phenomena. Simulation methods include molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo with applications in thermodynamics, kinetics, and topics in statistical mechanics. Required prerequisites: Freshmanlevel physics, undergraduate thermodynamics. Undergraduates register for 165 for 4 units; graduates register for 175 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Reed, E. (PI)
MATSCI 194: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria (MATSCI 204)
The principles of heterogeneous equilibria and their application to phase diagrams. Thermodynamics of solutions; chemical reactions; nonstoichiometry in compounds; first order phase transitions and metastability; thermodynamics of surfaces, elastic solids, dielectrics, and magnetic solids. Undergraduates register for 194 for 4 units; graduates register for 204 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Salleo, A. (PI)
MATSCI 195: Waves and Diffraction in Solids (MATSCI 205, PHOTON 205)
The elementary principals of xray, vibrational, and electron waves in solids. Basic wave behavior including Fourier analysis, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Examples of wave systems, including electromagnetic waves from Maxwell's equations. Diffracted intensity in reciprocal space and experimental techniques such as electron and xray diffraction. Lattice vibrations in solids, including vibrational modes, dispersion relationship, density of states, and thermal properties. Free electron model. Basic quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics including FermiDirac and BoseEinstein statistics. Prerequisite: 193/203 or consent of instructor. Undergraduates register for 195 for 4 units; graduates register for 205 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Clemens, B. (PI)
MATSCI 196: Defects in Crystalline Solids (MATSCI 206)
Thermodynamic and kinetic behaviors of 0D (point), 1D (line), and 2D (interface and surface) defects in crystalline solids. Influences of these defects on the macroscopic ionic, electronic, and catalytic properties of materials, such as batteries, fuel cells, catalysts, and memorystorage devices. Prerequisite: 193/203. Undergraduates register for 196 for 4 units; graduates register for 206 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Chueh, W. (PI)
MATSCI 204: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria (MATSCI 194)
The principles of heterogeneous equilibria and their application to phase diagrams. Thermodynamics of solutions; chemical reactions; nonstoichiometry in compounds; first order phase transitions and metastability; thermodynamics of surfaces, elastic solids, dielectrics, and magnetic solids. Undergraduates register for 194 for 4 units; graduates register for 204 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Salleo, A. (PI)
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