purpose of this course is to present to students the basic principles necessary
to understand structure-property relations in material science. The course
assumes a basic knowledge in general Physics, general chemistry, and
mathematics. With these tools and the subject matter outlined in this course,
students obtain a wide knowledge of modern challenges to the application of
modern materials. Where appropriate, state-of-the-art problems are discussed in
the form of examples. The student grasps concepts of structure from bonding
through to microstructure, and then learns to consider the interrelationships
between structure and property. The properties ranging from structural,
electrical, optical to thermal in nature are all considered.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
the end of this unit, students should be able to:
Explain the diverse activities with material
Discuss basic concepts regarding
structure-property-processing relations across all material classes.
Discuss the structure dimensions range from
bonds lengths to defect scales through to microstructure and device scale.
Explain the importance of quantification and
characterization of properties and phenomena.
Examine the factors that ultimately determine
a material selection for a given application.
the major crystal structures of solids and label crystallographic planes
and directions, explain why some materials are non-crystalline,
Carry out a simple metallographic sample,
examine it under the microscope and explain its structure,
the relationship between structure and properties of alloys,