ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

MSE 353 Introduction to Materials Processing and Synthesis. (3)
fall
Principles of materials structure and properties with emphasis on applications in bulk and thin film materials processing and synthesis. Prerequisites: CHM 116 and PHY 131 (or their equivalents).

MSE 354 Experiments in Materials Synthesis and Processing. (2)
spring
Small groups of students complete three experiments selected from a list. Each is supervised by a selected faculty member. Lab. Prerequisite: MSE 353 (or its equivalent).

MSE 355 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering. (3)
fall
Elements of the structure of metals and alloys, measurement of mechanical properties, and optical metallography. Lecture, lab, field trips. Prerequisite: CHM 114 or 116.

MSE 420 Physical Metallurgy. (3)
spring
Crystal structure and defects. Phase diagrams, metallography, solidification and casting, deformation, and annealing. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 421 Physical Metallurgy Laboratory. (1)
spring
Focuses on analysis of microstructure of metals and alloys and includes correlation with mechanical properties to some extent. Lab. Pre- or corequisite: MSE 420.

MSE 430 Thermodynamics of Materials. (3)
spring
Principles of statistical mechanics, statistical thermodynamics of single crystals, solutions, phase equilibrium, free energy of reactions, free electron theory, and thermodynamics of defects. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 431 Corrosion and Corrosion Control. (3)
spring
Introduces corrosion mechanisms and methods of preventing corrosion. Topics include: electrochemistry, polarization, corrosion rates, oxidation, coatings, and cathodic protection. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 440 Mechanical Properties of Solids. (3)
fall
Effects of environmental and microstructural variables of mechanical properties, including plastic deformation, fatigue, creep, brittle fracture, and internal friction. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 441 Analysis of Material Failures. (3)
spring
Identifies types of failures. Analytical techniques. Fractography, SEM, nondestructive inspection, and metallography. Mechanical and electronic components. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 450 X-Ray and Electron Diffraction. (3)
spring
Fundamentals of x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Techniques for studying surfaces, internal microstructures, and fluorescence. Lecture, demonstrations. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 470 Polymers and Composites. (3)
fall
Relationship between chemistry, structure, and properties of engineering polymers. Design, properties, and behavior of fiber composite systems. Cross-listed as MAE 455. Credit is allowed for only MAE 455 or MSE 470. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 471 Introduction to Ceramics. (3)
fall
Principles of structure and property relations in ceramic materials. Processing techniques. Applications in mechanical, electronic, and superconducting systems. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 472 Integrated Circuit Materials Science. (3)
not regularly offered
Principles of materials science applied to semiconductor processing and fabrication in metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MSE 482 Materials Engineering Design. (3)
spring
Principles of the design process. Feasibility and optimization. Manufacturing processes, materials selection, failure analysis, and economics. Prerequisites: ECE 313, 350.

MSE 490 Capstone Design Project. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
For small groups in fundamental or applied aspects of engineering materials; emphasizes experimental problems and design. Prerequisites: MSE 430, 440, 450.

MSE 510 X-Ray and Electron Diffraction. (3)
spring
Fundamentals of x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Techniques for studying surfaces, internal microstructures, and fluorescence. Lecture, demonstrations. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 511 Corrosion and Corrosion Control. (3)
not regularly offered
Introduces corrosion mechanisms and methods of preventing corrosion. Topics include: electrochemistry, polarization, corrosion rates, oxidation, coatings, and cathodic protection. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 512 Analysis of Material Failures. (3)
not regularly offered
Identifies types of failures. Analytical techniques. Fractography, SEM, nondestructive inspection, and metallography. Mechanical and electronic components. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 513 Polymers and Composites. (3)
fall
Relationship between chemistry, structure, and properties of engineering polymers. Design, properties, and behavior of fiber composite systems.

MSE 514 Physical Metallurgy. (3)
spring
Crystal structure and defects. Phase diagrams, metallography, solidification and casting, and deformation and annealing. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 515 Thermodynamics of Materials. (3)
not regularly offered
Principles of statistical mechanics, statistical thermodynamics of single crystals, solutions, phase equilibrium, free energy of reactions, free electron theory, and thermodynamics of defects. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 516 Mechanical Properties of Solids. (3)
fall
Effects of environmental and microstructional variables of mechanical properties, including plastic deformation, fatigue, creep, brittle fracture, and internal friction. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 517 Introduction to Ceramics. (3)
fall
Principles of structure, property relations in ceramic materials. Processing techniques. Applications in mechanical, electronic, and superconducting systems. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 518 Integrated Circuits Materials Science. (3)
not regularly offered
Principles of materials science applied to semiconductor processing and fabrication in metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

MSE 519 Physical Metallurgy Laboratory. (1)
spring
Analyzes microstructure of metals and alloys and includes some correlation with mechanical properties. Lab. Pre- or corequisite: MSE 514.

MSE 520 Theory of Crystalline Solids. (3)
not regularly offered
Anisotropic properties of crystals; tensor treatment of elastic, magnetic, electric and thermal properties, and crystallography of Martensitic transformations.

MSE 521 Defects in Crystalline Solids. (3)
not regularly offered
Introduces the geometry, interaction, and equilibrium between dislocations and point defects. Discusses relations between defects and properties. Prerequisite: ECE 350 or instructor approval.

MSE 530 Materials Thermodynamics and Kinetics. (3)
not regularly offered
Thermodynamics of alloy systems, diffusion in solids, kinetics of precipitation, and phase transformations in solids. Prerequisites: ECE 340, 350.

MSE 540 Fracture, Fatigue, and Creep. (3)
not regularly offered
Relationship between microstructure and fracture; fatigue and creep properties of materials. Environmental effects and recent developments. Current theories and experimental results. Prerequisite: MSE 440 (or its equivalent).

MSE 550 Advanced Materials Characterization. (3)
not regularly offered
Analytical instrumentation for characterization of materials; SEM, SIMS, Auger, analytical TEM, and other advanced research techniques.

MSE 556 Electron Microscopy Laboratory. (3)
fall
Lab support for MSE 558. Cross-listed as SEM 556. Credit is allowed for only MSE 556 or SEM 556. Pre- or corequisite: MSE 558 or SEM 558.

MSE 557 Electron Microscopy Laboratory. (3)
spring
Lab support for MSE 559. Cross-listed as SEM 557. Credit is allowed for only MSE 557 or SEM 557. Pre- or corequisite: MSE 559 or SEM 559.

MSE 558 Electron Microscopy I. (3)
fall
Microanalysis of the structure and composition of materials using images, diffraction, x rays, and energy loss spectroscopy. Requires knowledge of elementary crystallography, reciprocal lattice, stereographic projections, and complex variables. Cross-listed as SEM 558. Credit is allowed for only MSE 558 or SEM 558. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MSE 559 Electron Microscopy II. (3)
spring
Microanalysis of the structure and composition of materials using images, diffraction, x rays, and energy loss spectroscopy. Requires knowledge of elementary crystallography, reciprocal lattice, stereographic projections, and complex variables. Cross-listed as SEM 559. Credit is allowed for only MSE 559 or SEM 559. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MSE 560 Strengthening Mechanisms. (3)
not regularly offered
Deformation of crystalline materials. Properties of dislocations. Theories of strain hardening, solid solution, precipitation, and transformation strengthening. Prerequisite: ECE 350 (or its equivalent).

MSE 561 Phase Transformation in Solids. (3)
not regularly offered
Heterogeneous and homogeneous precipitation reactions, shear displacive reactions, and order-disorder transformation.

MSE 562 Ion Implantation. (3)
not regularly offered
Includes defect production and annealing. Generalized treatment, including ion implantation, neutron irradiation damage, and the interaction of other incident beams. Prerequisite: MSE 450.

MSE 570 Polymer Structure and Properties. (3)
not regularly offered
Relationships between structure and properties of synthetic polymers, including glass transition, molecular relaxations, crystalline state viscoelasticity, morphological characterization, and processing.

MSE 571 Ceramics. (3)
not regularly offered
Includes ceramic processing, casting, molding, firing, sintering, crystal defects, and mechanical, electronic, and physical properties. Prerequisites: MSE 521, 561.

MSE 573 Magnetic Materials. (3)
not regularly offered
Emphasizes ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic phenomena. Domains, magnetic anisotrophy, and magnetastriction. Study of commercial magnetic materials. Prerequisite: MSE 520 (or its equivalent).

MSE 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Growth and Processing of Semiconductor Devices. (3)
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