PS 189.4: Topics in Materials Physics Series IV

Course Number and Title: PS 189.4 (Topics in Materials Physics Series IV)
Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: None

Course Description:
This is the second of a 2-part laboratory course that aims to reinforce concepts in materials science and engineering through experimentation and testing in the laboratory, and this will be supplemented by a lecture/discussion session on each experiment or exercise. Discussions will include structure-property relationships and principles behind the testing and measurement of physical and mechanical properties of different materials. Selected experiments include viscoelasticity, vapor deposition techniques, optical properties of thin films, properties of electronic materials, processing of polymer and ceramic materials, and x-ray diffraction. The laboratory/discussion sessions will also cover a survey of analytical methodologies for materials including surface characterization and imaging techniques (scanned probe microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and others).

Laboratory Manual to be provided by the Physics Department.

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