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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 510 (CH E 510) Surface Characterization of Materials (3) Physical and chemical principles of characterization techniques widely used in materials science, chemistry and engineering.

MATSE (CH E) 510 Surface Characterization of Materials (3)

Surface and interface characterization is an important subject in nanotechnology, heterogeneous catalysis, semiconductor processing, advanced functional materials, biomaterials, corrosion, environmental science, and tribology. This course will study the physical and chemical principles of representative characterization techniques widely used in these research areas. Topics covered in this course include surface chemistry and physics fundamentals, x-ray and electron-based spectroscopy, vibration spectroscopy, ellipsometry, microscopy with physical probes, and multivariate data analysis. Physical principles and practical applications will be studied through theoretical calculations, data analysis, and literature reviews.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013

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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