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FTF145 - Material science, structure and properties
 
Owner: TTFYA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0196 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   25 Oct 2006 am V,  Contact examiner

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TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKBIA BIOENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
MAMAS MSc PROGR IN ADVANCED MATERIALS, Year 1 (compulsory)
TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Igor Zoric



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

The central objective of this course is to create a scientific base for understanding the "structure-properties" relation for diverse materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, amorphous materials etc). The "structure" concept is multifaceted and involves length scales ranging from atomic (electronic and geometric structure), over nano and meso scale to macroscopic (1pm to 1mm). The "properties" of interest are: mechanical, thermodynamic, transport, optical, etc.

The course in addressed to graduate students with interest in material science and senior undergraduates at Chalmers and Göteborg University.

Goal

To give a basic knowledge of the relationships between the material structure at atomic, molecular and micro structural level and the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of materials.

Content

Electronic structure and properties of ordered and disordered solids.
Structure and properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, composites and biomaterials. Phase diagrams and phase transitions. Simulation techniques for calculation of materials properties. Insulating materials.

Organisation

The course consists of three parts:
(i) lectures, approximately 35 hours,
(ii) project work and
iii) homework assignments

Projects
Each student has to chose one scientific article and present a critical analysis of the objectives and the obtained results for the rest of the class and course instructors. Time and place for oral presentation of
projects shall be announced. You are allowed 12 minutes for oral presentation and 3 minutes for discussion.

Homework assignments - questions for study
Homework assignments or "questions for study" are en integral part of the course. Each each week "questions for study" are mailed to students. Solutions to "questions for study" are due 1 week after the distribution date. Correct solutions on all questions for study give a bonus of about 15% towards the final grade.

Literature

J. D. Livingston, Electronic properties of engineering materials, J.Wiley and Sons,1999.
Diverse materials and review articles supplied during the course.

Examination

Project works and written examination.


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