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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 519 Materials Chemistry (3) An overview of the role played by chemistry in the field of materials science.

CHEM 519 Materials Chemistry (3)

The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which fundamental chemical principles are utilized in the field of materials science. The approach is to illustrate the crucial importance of synthesis and structure-property chemical relationships in the development of new materials and their utilization in devices. Topics include glasses, oxides and non-ceramics, polymers, metals, semiconductors, superconductors, hybrid materials, and nanomaterials together with the broad range of energy-related, electronic, biomedical, and optical devices on which modern civilization depends. Most of the different types of materials will be discussed, together with approaches to overcome their limitations.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: CHEM 410, CHEM 412 orCHEM 413, CHEM 432, CHEM 474, CHEM 516, CHEM 517, CHEM 518, CHEM 535 orCHEM 537

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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