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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Engineering Course Listing Materials Science and Engineering 635  

Materials Science and Engineering 635
14:635:203 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3) General field of materials, including its development and present scope, the classification of the industry by major divisions, and discussion of the technology of these industries. The broad principles of materials based on an approach from crystal physics and unit processes. Prerequisite: 01:160:160 or 162.
14:635:204 Materials Processing (3) Investigation of the methods and techniques of producing materials from all categories, ranging from polymers and metals to semiconductors and advanced ceramics. The course will provide an introduction to synthesis, properties, and processing of technologically important materials.
Prerequisite: 14:635:203.
14:635:205 Crystal Chemistry and Structure of Materials (3) Introduction of concepts of crystal chemistry applied to ceramics, oxides, and nonoxides. Theories of bonding, the unit cell, crystallography, and symmetry as a basis for structure-property relationships. Prerequisite: 01:160:160 or 162.
14:635:206 Thermodynamics of Materials (4) The laws of thermodynamics, chemical potentials and activities, condensed phase equilibria, phase diagrams and microstructure, the reactions between solids and gases, and gas-gas reactions. Prerequisites: 01:160:160 or 162; 01:640:244.
14:635:212 Physics of Materials (3) This course extends the coverage of structure-processing-property relationships and emphasizes properties. It includes an introduction to thermal processes, thermal properties, and optical properties. Prerequisites: 01:640:244, 14:635:203.
14:635:252 Laboratory I (2) Develops skills for planning, execution, and reporting of formal experimental results relating to processing of materials. Fabrication methods, powder processing, and melt forming. Lec. 55 min., lab. 3 hrs.
14:635:305 Materials Microprocessing (3) Emphasizes batch preparation and organic additives. Provides understanding of processing steps that precede forming. Fundamentals of powder processing, organic chemistry, rheology, and colloid science, with examples in various casting technologies.
Prerequisite: 14:635:204.
14:635:307 Kinetics of Materials Processes (3) Phenomenological approach to the solid-state reactions involved in materials processing, including phase transformations, phase separation, mechanisms, and transport phenomena. Prerequisites: 14:635:205, 206; 01:640:244.
14:635:309 Characterization of Materials (3) Interactions of electromagnetic radiation, electrons, and ions with matter and their application in X-ray diffraction and X-ray, IR, UV, electron, and ion spectroscopies in the analysis of materials. Nonspectroscopic analytical techniques also are covered. Prerequisite: 14:635:205.
14:635:312 Glass Engineering (3) Basic physical and chemical properties of glass, chemical durability, stress release, annealing and tempering, mechanical strength, raw materials and melting, and methods of manufacture. Design of composition for desired engineered properties. Prerequisites: 14:635:204, 303.
14:635:314 Strength of Materials (3) The mechanical behavior of materials is discussed with emphasis on brittle behavior at room temperature and the transition to a limited plasticity regime at high temperatures. The interplay of basic deformation mechanisms with microstructural features and the implication for design and processing of materials are considered. Prerequisite: 01:640:244.
14:635:316 Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3) Theoretical and practical consideration of dielectric loss, ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, and semiconductivity in materials systems (glass, crystal, glass-crystal composites).  Variation of properties with composition, structure, temperature, and frequency.
Prerequisites: 14:635:205 and 354.
14:635:320 Introduction to Nanomaterials (3) Nanotechnology involves behavior and control of materials and processes at the atomic and molecular levels. This interdisciplinary course introduces the student to the theoretical basis, synthetic processes, and experimental techniques for nanomaterials. This course is the introduction to three advanced courses in (1) Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (321); (2) Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (322); and (3) Biological Applications for Nanomaterials (410). Prerequisite: Open to all science and engineering students who have completed 60 credits.
14:635:321 Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3) Fundamentals of grain boundaries and surfaces; application of nanomaterials to batteries, fuel cells, and catalysts; mechanical applications such as hardness, yield strength, superplasticity, tribology, and wear; and microelectric-electromechanical systems (MEMS).
14:635:322 Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3) Electronic applications of nanomaterials such as quantum dots, nanowires, field effect transistors, and nanoelectromechanical systems. Magnetic applications include information storage, giant and colossal magnetoresistance, and superparamagnetism. Photonic applications include nanolasers, photonic band gap devices, and dense wavelength multiplexers.
14:635:353 Laboratory II (2) Develops skills for planning, execution, and reporting of formal experimental results relating to the characterization of materials, particle size measurement, phase identification, and dilatometry. Lec. 55 min., lab. 3 hrs.
14:635:354 Laboratory III (2) Focuses on helping the student develop skills for the planning, execution, and reporting of formal experimental results relating to the measurement of materials properties. Properties investigated are optical, electrical, and mechanical in nature. The measurement method as well as the structure-property relationship found in materials will be stressed. Principles of electrical engineering relevant to the property measurements will also be emphasized. Lec. 55 min., lab. 3 hrs.
14:635:360 Materials Science and Engineering of Ceramics (3) Focuses on the principal materials fields that are satisfied by ceramic materials. These topics include traditional areas as well as a wide range of advanced materials topics, such as electronic, magnetic, optic, biomedical, catalyst, and structural materials are covered. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the interrelationship among chemistry, structure, properties, and performance.
14:635:361 Materials Science and Engineering of Polymers (3) Focuses on the principal materials fields that are satisfied by organic polymers. Topics covered include polymerization, structure, characterization methods, stress/strain behavior, processing methods, and structure-property relationships with an emphasis on mechanical, optical, and transport properties.
14:635:362 Physical Metallurgy (3) Focuses on the principal materials fields that are satisfied by metals and alloys. These topics include crystallography, phase equilibria, alloy crystal chemistry, and traditional and advanced metal and alloy processing. The relationship among structure, properties, and performance will be discussed in detail. These relationships will be used to understand the criteria for process selection, which includes risk assessment, product liability, failure analysis and prevention, and environmental impact.
Prerequisite: 14:635:203.
14:635:401-402 Senior Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory I,II (3,3) Training in methods of independent research. Students, after consultation, are assigned a problem connected with some phase of materials science and engineering in their elected field of specialization. Conf. 1 hr., lab. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: 14:635:307, 309.
14:635:403,404 Materials Science and Engineering Seminar (1,1) Current trends and topics of special interest in materials discussed by faculty, students, and representatives from the materials industry.
14:635:405 Solar Cell Design and Processing (3) This course will cover principles of photovoltaic solar cell operation and build from that foundation to discuss how these principles guide solar cell design.  Lecture format with significant design content to emphasize current/voltage trade-offs encountered in solar cell optimization and the role that processing choices can play in improving system efficiency. Prerequisites: 01:750:227, 229. This course is offered in alternate years.
14:635:407 Mechanical Properties of Materials (3) Fundamentals of materials science and engineering. Investigation of properties including elasticity, plasticity, strength, hardness, ductility, fracture, time-dependent deformation, and the impact of environmental effects.
Prerequisites: 14:440:221 and 01:160:160 or 162. For other engineering majors.
14:635:410 Biological Applications for Nanomaterials (3) Begins with the fundamentals of nanoscience in biology and medicine, and progresses to the current state of research in nanomaterials and nanotechnology as applied to biological applications. Key topics include nanoparticles and phagocytosis, nanoscale drug delivery systems, nanopatterning, scanning probe microscopy, and nanomachines in medicine. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of nanomaterials research, the course contents may change considerably from year to year to reflect the latest advances.
14:635:411,412 Materials Science and Engineering Design I,II (3,3) Fundamentals of equipment and plant design, construction, installation, maintenance, and cost for manufacture of materials products. Assignment of a problem in elected field of specialization. Prerequisites: 14:635:204 and 305.
14:635:413 Materials Science and Engineering Venture Analysis (3) Product innovation and development techniques for materials technology commercialization based on traditional venture-analysis techniques. Aspects of marketing, engineering design, framework structuring, and decision and risk analysis. Prerequisite: 01:220:200.
14:635:416 Physical and Chemical Properties of Glass (3) Provides an atomistic understanding of the role of composition on the structure and properties of glasses. Two 80-min. lectures. Prerequisites: 14:635:312 and 01:160:160 or 162. Offered even years only.
14:635:433 Optical Materials (3) Fundamentals of optical materials (crystals, glasses, polymers). Relation of structure with optical properties and applications. Spectral characteristics of thin films as well as bulk materials.
14:635:440 Electrochemical Materials and Devices (3) Introduction to basic electrochemistry, principles of electrochemical devices, electroactive materials used in such devices, and case studies of batteries, fuel cells, and sensors.  Emphasis on electrochemical principles and materials science for application in modern electrochemical devices.
14:635:491,492 Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering (BA,BA) Individual or group study or study projects, under the guidance of a faculty member, on special areas of interest in materials science and engineering.
14:635:496,497 Co-op Internship in Materials Science and Engineering (3,3) Provides the student with the opportunity to practice and apply knowledge and skills in various materials science and engineering professional environments. Intended to provide a capstone experience to the student's undergraduate studies by integrating prior coursework into a working engineering environment. Credits earned for the educational benefits of the experience and granted only for a continuous, six-month, full-time assignment. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Graded pass/no credit.
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