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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APSC 621 - Applied Solid State Science

Fall (4)

Students learn advanced concepts for bonding, macromolecular ordering, and structure-property relationships in materials. The course begins with macromolecular bonding as it relates to material dipoles, crystallographic ordering, and surfaces/interfaces. The second unit focuses on processing and morphology involving metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, adhesives, plasticizes, and solvents. The final portion of the course considers material interactions (with other materials or with electromagnetic radiation). Feynman’s Coupled States approach is invoked for determining energies of electronic states arising in solid materials. Reduction/oxidation potentials, acidity/basicity, corrosion, adsorption, adhesion, electronic mobility/polarizability, and optical phenomenon are discussed in the context of the perturbation or interaction of electronic states.