ENGS 24 Science of Materials
An introduction to the structure/property relationships that govern the mechanical, the thermal, and the electrical behavior of solids (ceramics, metals, and polymers). Topics include atomic, crystalline, and amorphous structures; x-ray diffraction; imperfections in crystals; phase diagrams; phase transformations; elastic and plastic deformation; free electron theory and band theory of solids; and electrical conduction in metals and semiconductors. The laboratory consists of an experimental project selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Enrollment limited to 60 students.
InstructorLi, Levey (winter), Liu, Levey (spring)
and CHEM 5
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered17W, 17S, 18W, 18S: 10; Laboratory