L07 Chem 465 Solid-State and Materials Chemistry

The course begins with basic crystallography and common inorganic structure types. With the aid of computer modeling, students learn to analyze, index and refine X-ray powder-diffraction data. Students are then taught to use phase diagrams to assess the compositions and microstructures of materials produced by various synthetic or processing methods. Crystal nucleation and growth, defects, and ion-conduction mechanisms also are introduced. The course concludes with an analysis of the mechanical properties of materials from a chemistry perspective. What makes some materials strong, stiff and resistant to fracture? Prerequisites: Chem 111A-Chem 112A.

Credit 3 units. A&S: NS A&S IQ: NSM Arch: NSM Art: NSM

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