Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
PHY 485 Properties of Materials
(Also ENS 485)
4 hours; 4 credits
Structure of crystalline and noncrystalline solids. Defects in solids. Phase equilibrium and transformations, thermodynamics of multicomponent systems, surfaces, diffusions, and structural changes. Mechanical properties, plasticity, strengthening. Heat treatment. Electrical properties, conductivity, energy bands, semiconductors, superconductors, and devices. Optical and dielectric properties, optical fibers, and lasers. Magnetic and thermal properties. Material consideration in the engineering design process.
Prerequisite: Physics 240
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