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Materials

Department of Materials
Engineering II, Room 1355;
Telephone (805) 893-4601
Web site: www.materials.ucsb.edu
Chair: Michael L. Chabinyc
Vice Chair: TBD


 

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MATRL 10. Materials in Society, The Stuff of Dreams
(4) STEMMER
Prerequisite: Not open to engineering, pre-computer science, or computer science majors.
A survey of new technological substances and materials, the scientific methods used in their development, and their relation to society and the economy. Emphasis on uses of new materials in the human body, electronics, optics, sports, transportation, and infrastructure.
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MATRL 100A. Structure and Properties I
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1A-B; Physics 4; and Mathematics 4B, 6A, 6B
Enrollment Comments: Preference for enrollment is given to students in the combined 5-year BS-Engineering/MS- Materials or BS-Chemistry/MS-Materials programs.
An introduction to materials in modern technology. The internal structureof materials and its underlying principles: bonding, spatial organization of atoms and molecules, structural defects. Electricial, magnetic and optical properties of materials, and their relationship with structure.
MATRL 100B. Structures and Properties II
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Materials 100A.
Enrollment Comments: Preference for enrollment is given to students in the combined 5- year BS-Engineering/MS-Materials or BS-Chemistry/MS-Materials programs. Not open for major credit to students who have completed Matrl 101; If students take Matrl 101 and Matrl 100B, they will only receive major credit for one course.
Mechanical properties of engineering materials and their relationship to bonding and structure. Elastic, flow, and fracture behavior; time dependent deformation and failure. Stiffening, strengthening, and tougheningmechanisms. Thermo-mechanical interactions in materials.
MATRL 100C. Fundamentals of Structural Evolution
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Materials 100A and Materials 100B.
Enrollment Comments: Preference for enrollment is given to students in the combined 5-year BS-Engineering/MS-Materials or BS-Chemistry/MS-Materials programs.
An introduction to the thermodynamic and kinetic principles governing structural evolution in materials. Phase equilibria, diffusion and structural transformations. Metastable structures in materials. Self-assembling systems. Structural control through processing and/ or imposed fields. Environmental effects on structure and properties.
MATRL 101. Introduction to the Structure and Properties of Materials
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Not open for major credit to students who have completed Materials 100B; If students take Matrl 101 and Matrl 100B, they will only receive majorcredit for one course. Upper-division standing. Students interested in following the BS Engineering/MS Materials program should not take this course.
Introduction to the structure of engineering materials and its relationship with their mechanical properties. Structure of solids and defects.Concepts of microstructure and origins. Elastic, plastic flow and fracture properties. Mechanisms of deformation and failure. Stiffening, strengthening, and toughening mechanisms.
MATRL 135. Biophysics and Biomolecular Materials
(3) SAFINYA
Prerequisite: Physics 5 or 6C or 25.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Physics 135.
Structure and function of cellular molecules (lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, and carbohydrates). Genetic engineering techniques of molecular biology. Biomolecular materials and biomedical applications (e.g., bio-sensors, drug delivery systems, gene carrier systems).
MATRL 160. Introduction to Polymer Science
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chemistry 109A-B.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chemical Engineering 160.
Introductory course covering synthesis, characterization, structure, and mechanical properties of polymers. The course is taught from a materials perspective and includes polymer thermodynamics, chain architecture, measurement and control of molecular weight as well as crystallization and glass transitions.
MATRL 162A. The Quantum Description of Electronic Materials
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 130A-B and 134 with a minimum grade of C- in all; open to EE, senior students in the BS/MS programs and Materials graduate students only.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 162A.
Electrons as particles and waves, Schrodinger's equation and illustrative solutions. Tunneling. Atomic structures, the exclusion principle and the periodic table. Bonds. Free electrons in metals, periodic potentials and energy bands.
MATRL 162B. Fundamentals of the Solid State
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 162A with a minimum grade of C-; open to EE, senior students in the BS/MS programs and Materials graduate students only.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 162B.
Crystal lattices and the structure of solids, with emphasis on seminconductors. Lattice vibartations. Electronic states and energy bands. Electrical and thermal conduction. Dielectic and optical properties. Semiconductor devices: diffusion, P-N junctions and diode behavior.
MATRL 185. Materials in Engineering
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Materials 100B or 101.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 185.
Introduces the student to the main families of materials and the principlesbehind their development, selection, and behavior. Discusses the generic properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites more relevant to structural applications. The relationship of properties to structure andprocessing is emphasized in every case.
MATRL 186. Manufacturing and Materials
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: ME 151C; and ME 15; and Materials 101 or Materials 100C
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 186.
Introduction to the fundamentals of common manufacturing processes and their interplay with the structure and properties of materials as they are transformed into products. Emphasis on process understanding and the key physical concepts and basic mathematical relationships involved in each of the processes discussed.
MATRL 188. Topics In Materials
(2) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Topics in Materials for renewable energy-efficient applications: Thermoelectrics, Solid State Lighting, Solar Cells, High Temperature coatings for turbines and engines.
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MATRL 200A. Thermodynamic Foundation of Materials
(4) VAN DER VEN, SALEH
The microscopic statistical mechanical foundations of the macroscopic thermodynamics of materials, with applications to ideal and non-ideal gases, electrons and phonons in solids, multicomponent solutions, phase equilibriain single and multicomponent systems, and capillarity.
MATRL 200B. Electronic and Atomic Structure of Materials
(4) CHABINYC, WILSON
The free electron model; electron levels in periodic potentials. Classification of solids. Role of electronic structure in atomic bonding and atomicpacking. Cohesion. Surfaces, interfaces and junction effects. Semiconductors. Transition- metal compounds. Amorphous solids. Liquid crystals. Colloids and soft materials.
MATRL 200C. Structure Evolution
(4) LEVI, POLLOCK, VAN DER VEN
Study of phenomena underlying the evolution of structure across the relevant length and time scales in Materials. Structural defects. Drving forces,mechanisms and kinetics of structural change. Diffusional transport. Fundamentals of phase transformations. Crystallization. Evolution of microstructural features and patterns.
MATRL 204. Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
(3) WILSON
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Materials 288D.
Review of elementary magnetostatics. Discussion of quantum mechanical origins of magnetism. Properties of ferro-, para- dia- and antiferro-magnetics and the theories that describe them. Magnetic phenomena and materials manifesting magnetic states in both localized and itinerant limits.
MATRL 205. Wide-Band Gap Materials and Devices
(3) DENBAARS
Optical and electrical properties of FaN, ZnSe, SiC, and Diamond based semiconductor materials. Theory and practical application of wide-band materials in devices. Materials growth techniques of MOCVD, CVD, and MBE are discussed. Applications of these materials in blue lasers, LEDs (UV, blue, green,and white) emphasized.
MATRL 206A. Fundamentals of Electronic Solids I
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 162A-B.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 215A.
Introduction into the physics of semiconductors for beginning engineering graduate students. Crystal structure. Reciprocal lattice and crystal diffraction. Electrons in periodic structures. Energy and bands. Semiconductor electrons and probes, fermi statistics.
MATRL 206B. Fundamentals of Electronic Solids II
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 162A-B.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 215B.
Phonons, electron scattering, electro nic transport, selected optical properties, heterostructures, effective mass, quantum wells, two-dimensional electron gas, quantum wires, deep levels, crystal binding.
MATRL 207. Mechanics of Materials
(3) MCMEEKING, BEGLEY
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 219.
Matrices and tensors, stress and deformation, compatibility and equilibrium conditions, constitutive equations, and boundary conditions, applications in elasticity, plasticity and fracture.
MATRL 209A. Crystallography and Diffraction Fundamentals
(3) SPECK, STEMMER
Diffraction theory: fourier transformation, schrodinger equation, Maxwell's equations, kinematical theory, Fresnel diffraction, Fraunhofer diffraction, scattering of x-rays, electrons and neutrons by isolated atoms and assemblies of atoms, pair correlation and radial distribution functions. Basic symmetry operations, point groups, space groups.
MATRL 209B. X-Ray Diffraction II: Advanced Methods
(3) SPECK
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Focuses on modern diffraction techniques from crystalline materials. High resolution x-ray diffraction. Analysis of epitaxial layers. X-ray scatteringtheory. Simulation of x-ray rocking curves. Analysis of thin films and multiple layers. Triple-axis x-ray diffractometry. Topography. Synchrotron techniques.
MATRL 209C. Electron Microscopy II: Crystalline Materials
(3) STEMMER, SPECK
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Electron microscopy to study defect structures, elastic and inelastic scattering, kinematics theory of image contrast, bright and dark field imaging, two-beam conditions, contrast from imperfections, dynamical theory of diffraction and image contrast. Howie Whellan equations, dispersion surface.
MATRL 211A. Engineering Quantum Mechanics I
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 162A-B. Students must have some knowledge of linear algebra.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 211A.
Wave-particle duality; bound states; uncertainty relations; expectation values and operators; variational principle; eigenfunction expansions; perturbation theory I. Treatment matches needs and background of ECE and materials students emphasizing solid state or quantum electronics.
MATRL 211B. Engineering Quantum Mechanics II
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 211A or MATRL 211A, or ECE 215A or MATRL 206A.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 211B.
Continuation of Materials 211A; symmetry and degeneracy; electrons in crystals, angular momentum; perturbation theory II; transition probabilities; quantized fields and radiative transitions; magnetic fields;electron spin; indistinguishable particles.
MATRL 214. Advanced Topics in Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
(3) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: a course in physical chemistry.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chemical Engineering 210B. Not open for credit to students who have completed Chemical Engineering 214.
Application of the principles of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics to treat classical fluid systems at equilibrium. Topics include liquid statetheory, computer simulation methods, critical phenomena and scaling principles, interfacial statistical mechanics, and electrolyte theory.
MATRL 215A. Semiconductor Device Processing
(4) PALMSTROM
Prerequisite: ECE 132 or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 220A.
Intensive theoretical and laboratory instruction in solid-state device and integrated circuit fabrication. Topics include 1) semiconductor material properties and characterization; 2) phase diagrams; 3) diffusion; 4) thermal oxidation; 5) vacuum processes; 6) thin-film deposition; 7) scanning electron microscopy. Both gallium arsenide and silicon technologies are presented.
MATRL 215B. Semiconductor Device Processing
(4) PALMSTROM
Prerequisite: Materials 215A.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 220B.
Continued theoretical and laboratory instruction and the characterizationof junction and field-effect devices. Topics will include bipolar characterization, design fabrication, and testing. The laboratory effort initiated in 215A will be continued in these two quarters.
MATRL 215C. Semiconductor Device Processing
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Materials 215A.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 220C.
Continued theoretical and laboratory instruction and the characterizationof junction and field-effect devices. Topics will include bipolar characterization, design fabrication, and testing. The laboratory effort initiated in 215A will be continued in these two quarters.
MATRL 216. Defects in Semiconductors
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 162A-B.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 216.
Structural and electronic properties of elementar defects in semiconductors. Point defects and impurity complexes. Deep levels. Dislocations and grain boundary electronic properties. Measurement techniques for radiative and nonradiative defect centers.
MATRL 217. Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Band Gap Engineering
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: ECE 162A-B, and 213.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 217.
Fundamentals and recent research developments in the growth and properties of thin crystalline films of electronic and optical materials bythe processof molecular beam epitaxy. Artificially structured materials with quantizedelectron confinement and artificially engineered electronic band structure properties.
MATRL 218. Introduction to Inorganic Materials
(3) SESHADRI
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chemistry 277.
Structures of inorganic materials: close-packing, linking of simple polyhedra. Factors that control structure: ionic radii, covalency, ligand field effects, metal- metal bonding, electron/atom ratios. Structure property relationships in e.g. spinels, garnets, perovskites, rutiles, fluorites, zeolites, b-aluminas, graphites, common inorganic glasses.
MATRL 219. Phase Transformations
(3) VAN DER VEN
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to the unifying concepts underlying phas transformations in metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic materials. Includes the thermodyanamics, kinetics, crystallography and microstructural characteristics of displacive and diffusional transformations. Role of elastics, compositional, configurational, electrical, magnetic and gradientenergy contributions.
MATRL 220. Mechanical Behavior of Materials
(3) ZOK
Prerequisite: Materials 207; consent of instructor.
Concepts of stress and strain. Deformation of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Elasticity, viscoelasticity, plastic flow, and creep. Linear elastic fracture mechanics. Mechanisms of ductile and brittle fracture.
MATRL 222A. Colloids and Interfaces I
(3) ISRAELACHVILI
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chemical Engineering 222A and BMSE 222A.
Introduction to the various intermolecular interactions in solutions and in colloidal systems: Van der Waals, electrostatic, hydrophobic, solvation, H- bonding. Introduction to colloidal systems.
MATRL 222B. Colloids and Interfaces II
(3) ISRAELACHVILI
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Materials 222A, Chemical Engineering 222A or BMSE 222A recommended. Same course as Chemical Engineering 222B & BMSE 222B.
Continuation of 222A. Interparticle interactions, coagulation, DLVO theory, steric interactions, polymer-coated surfaces, polymers in solution, thin film viscosity. Surfactant and lipid self-assembly: micelles, microemulsions. Surfaces: wetting, contact angles, surface tension. Surfactants on surfaces: langmuir-blodgett films, adsorption, adhesion. Non-equilibrium and dynamic interactions.
MATRL 226. Symmetry and Tensor Properties of Materials
(3) STEMMER
Description of the principles of crystal symmetry, functional materials, and their properties, including dielectrics, piezoelectrics, and magnetic and transport phenomena. Fundamental concepts, tensorial and mathematical description of functional behavior.
MATRL 227. Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition
(3) DENBAARS
Electronic and optical properties of thin films grown by vapor phase transport techniques. Growth mechanisms, kinetics and thermodynamics of vapor phase epitaxy. Special emphasis on the process of metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy for optoelectronic materials and devices.
MATRL 228. Computational Materials
(3) VAN DE WALLE
Basic computational techniques and their application to simulating the behavior of materials. Techniques include: finite difference methods, MonteCarlo, molecular dynamics, cellular automata, and simulated annealing.
MATRL 230. Elasticity and Plasticity
(3) MCMEEKING, BEGLEY
Prerequisite: Materials 207 or ME 219
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 230.
Review field equations of elasticity and plasticity. Energy principles and uniqueness theorems. Elementary problems in one and two dimensions,stress functions, and complex variable methods. Plastic stress-strain laws; flow potentials. Torsion and bending of plastic flow, slip line theory. Bounding theorems.
MATRL 232. Plasticity
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Materials 207.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 232.
Plastic, creep, and relaxation behavior of solids. Mechanics of inelastically strained bodies, plastic stress-strain laws; flow potentials. Torsion and bending of prismatic bars, expansion of thick shells, plane plastic flow, slip line theory. Variational formulations, approximate methods.
MATRL 234. Fracture Mechanics
(3) MCMEEKING, BEGLEY
Prerequisite: Materials 207.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 275.
Analytic solutions of a stationary crack under static loading. Elastic and elastoplastic analysis. The J integral. Energy balance and crack growth. Criteria for crack initiation and growth. Dynamic crack propagation. Fatigue. The micromechanics of fracture.
MATRL 238A. Rheology of Complex Fluids
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chemical Engineering 238A.
An introduction to molecular and microscale theories for the viscoelasticbehavior of complex fluids: suspensions, colloidal dispersions, liquid crystals, dilute polymer solutions.
MATRL 240. Finite Element Structural Analysis
(3) BEGLEY, MCMEEKING
Prerequisite: Materials 207 or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 271.
Definitions and basic element operations displacement approach in linear elasticity. Element formulation: direct methods and variational methods. Global analysis procedures: assemblage and solution. Plane stress and planestrain. Solids of revolution and general solids. Isoparametric representation and numerical integration. Computer implementation.
MATRL 241. Structural Inorganic Chemistry
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chemistry 173A-B, and 175; or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chem 273.
The use of x-ray and neutron scattering to characterize solid state materials. Subjects include the crystal unit cell, space groups, structure determination and refinement. It is recommended that the student have anelementary introduction to vectors, matrices and fourier series.
MATRL 251. Processing of Inorganic Materials
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Lecture, 3 hours.
Fundamental concepts and mathematical models underlying major types of processes for inorganic materials, with emphasis on the relationships between processing and microstructure. Topics include: melting and solidification, powder synthesis and consolidation, coatings and surface treatments.
MATRL 253. Liquid Crystal Materials
(4) SAFINYA
Thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals (LC's). Classification and phasetransitions. LC's in display technology. Laboratory experimentation using x-ray diffraction and polarized optical microscopy to characterizeLC phases.
MATRL 261. Composite Materials
(3) ZOK
Prerequisite: Materials 207; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 265.
Stress and strain relations in composites. Residual stresses. The fracture resistance of organic and inorganic matrix composites. Statistical aspects of fiber failure. Composite laminates and delamination cracks. Cumulativedamage concepts. Interface properties. Design criteria.
MATRL 263. Thin Films and Multilayers
(3) BEGLEY
Prerequisite: Materials 207 (same course as ME 219); consent of instructor
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ME 267
The development of stresses in thin films and its relaxation. Edge effects and discontinuities. Cracks in films and at interfaces. Delamination of residually stressed films. Buckling and buckle propagation of compressed films. Cyclic behavior and ratcheting effects.
MATRL 264. Hydrogen in Materials
(3) VANDEWALLE
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Hydrogen has major effects on materials properties, and can serve as an energy carrier. Topics: experimental detection techniques; thermodynamics and kinetics; role in semiconductors; role in growth and processing; sensors; embrittlement in structural materials; hydrogen generation, storage, and proton exchange membranes.
MATRL 268A. Semiconductor Lasers I
(4) COLDREN
Prerequisite: ECE 162A-B-C; or MATRL 162A-B and ECE 162C; or ECE 144.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 227A.
Review of semiconductor physics, growth technology, and materials properties; double-heterostructure and quantum-well laser structures; carrier and photon rate equations; light vs. current characteristics; scattering and transmission matrices; compound cavity, distributed bragg reflector, and distributed feedback lasers.
MATRL 268B. Semiconductor Lasers II
(4) COLDREN
Prerequisite: ECE 227A or MATRL 268A; or ECE 215A or MATRL 206A
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ECE 227B.
Gain and spontaneous emission vs. injection current in semiconductors; nonradiative recombination; strained-layer quantum wells. Dynamic characteristics of lasers including differential and large signal analysis of the rate equations; relative intensity noise and linewidth; carrier transport and feedback effects.
MATRL 271A. Synthesis and Properties of Macromolecules
(3) HAWKER, BAZAN
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Basics of preparation of polymer and macromolecular assemblies, and characterizaton of large molecules and assemblies. Discussion of chemical structure, bonding, and reactivity.
MATRL 271B. Structure and Characterization of Complex Fluids
(3) SALEH
Structure, phase behavior, and phase transitions in complex fluids. Characterization techniques including x-ray and neutron scattering, and light and microscopy methods. Systems include colloidal and surfactant dispersions (e.g., polyballs, microemulsions, and micells), polymeric solutions and biomolecular materials (e.g., lyotropic liquid crystals).
MATRL 271C. Properties of Macromolecules
(3) CHABINYC, SEGALMAN
Enrollment Comments: Lecture, 3 hours.
Fundamentals of the properties of macromolecular solutions, melts, and solids. Viscosity, diffusion and light scattering from dilute solutions. Elements of macromolecular solid state structure. Thermal properties and processes. Mechanical and transport properties. Introduction to electrical and optical properties of macromolecules.
MATRL 272. Mechanical Forces and Biomolecules
(3) SALEH
Enrollment Comments: Same course as BMSE 272.
Explores single-molecule biophysics and the role of mechanical force in biomolecular behavior. Emphasis is placed on modern experimental techniques and the effects of mechanical stress on DNA conformation, protein unfolding, and force-generation by motor proteins. Recent literature is used throughout.
MATRL 273. Experiments in Macromolecular Materials
(3) CHABINYC, SEGALMAN
Enrollment Comments: Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 4 hours.
Experiments using X-ray and light scattering, optical and electron microscopy. Crystalline, quasi-crystalline and amorphous materials. Solid, solution, and colloidal samples.
MATRL 274. Solid State Inorganic Materials
(3) STUCKY
Prerequisite: Chemistry 173A-B or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chemistry 274.
An introductory course describing the synthesis, physical characterization,structure, electronic properties and uses of solid state materials.
MATRL 275. Electrostatics of Biopolymers
(2) PINCUS
Prerequisite: Knowledge of elementary ideas and methods of electrostatics and statisticalmechanics.
Electrostatics of highly charged surfaces in contact with a polar solventwith application to biopolymers (e.g., DNA, f- actin).
MATRL 276A. Biomolecular Materials I: Structure and Function
(3) SAFINYA
Survey of classes of biomolecules (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids). Structure and function of molecular machines (enzymes for biosynthesis, motors, pumps).
MATRL 276B. Biomolecular Materials II: Applications
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Materials 276A
Interactions and self assembly in biomolecular materials. Chemical and drug delivery systems. Tissue engineering. Protein synthesis using recombinant nucleic acid methods: advanced materials development. Nonviral gene therapy.
MATRL 278. Interaction in Biomolecular Complexes
(3) SAFINYA
Focuses on the interactions, structures, and functional properties of complexes comprised of supramolecular assemblies of biological molecules. Systems addressed include lipid membranes, lipid-DNA complexes, and assemblies of proteins of the cell cytoskeleton.
MATRL 279. First-Principles Calculations for Materials
(3) VANDEWALLE
Basic theory and methods of electronic structure, illustrated with examplesof practical computational methods and real-world applications. Topics: Band structure; Uniform electron gas; Density functional theory; Exchangeand correlation; Kohn-Sham equations; Pseudopotentials; Basis sets; Predicting materials properties: bulk, surfaces, interfaces, defects.
MATRL 280A. Synthesis and Electronic Structures of Conjugated Polymers
(3) BAZAN, CHABINYC
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Synthetic routes to conjugated polymers. Band structure and electronic properties. Effects of molecular structure. Processing methods for organic optoelectronic devices. Influence of processing on electronic properties.
MATRL 280B. Organic Electronic Devices
(3) CHABINYC, BAZAN
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Detailed discussion of thin film electronic devices using organic semiconductors. Electronic Structure of disordered organic semiconductors. Transport models. Defects in organic materials. Electrical transport in diodes,light emitting diodes, photovoltaics, and thin film transistors.
MATRL 280C. Fabrication and Measurement of Devices with Soft Matter
(3) CHABINYC
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Laboratory course and lecture on the fabrication of electronic devices withsoft materials with an emphasis on organic semiconductors. Novel fabrication methods for organic devices. Surface functionalization. Biosensors. Measurement of optoelectronic properties of organic photovoltaics and thin film transistors.
MATRL 281. Technical Communication and Presentation Design
(3) HAWKER
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Focuses on a practical, hands-on, interactive approach to developing communication skills and presentation style. Using current literature and seminars, critical attributes such as clearly explaining complex ideas, the do's and don'ts of presentation will be covered.
MATRL 284. Synthetic Chemistry of Macromolecules
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chemistry 285.
Molecular architecture and classification of macromolecules. Different methods for the preparation of polymers: free radical polymerization, ionicpolymerization, condensation polymerization and coordination polymerization. Bulk, solution, and emulsion polymerization. Principles of copolymerization, blockcopolymerization, grafting, network formation, chemical reactions on polymers.
MATRL 286AAZZ. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This course will be offered on an irregular basis and will include in-depthdiscussions of advanced topics in inorganic materials.
MATRL 286B. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286C. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286D. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286E. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286F. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286G. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286I. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286K. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286L. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286M. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286N. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286P. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 286V. Special Topics in Inorganic Materials
MATRL 287AAZZ. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This course will be offered on a irregular basis and will concern in-depth discussions of advanced topics in macromolecular materials.
MATRL 287A. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
MATRL 287B. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
MATRL 287C. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
MATRL 287D. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
MATRL 287E. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
MATRL 287F. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
MATRL 287G. Special Topics in Macromolecular Materials
MATRL 288AAZZ. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This course will be offered on an irregular basis and will concern in-depthdiscussions of advanced topics in electronic materials.
MATRL 288A. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288C. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288D. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288DD. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288E. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288F. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288G. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288H. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288I. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288J. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288K. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288L. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288M. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288N. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288O. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288P. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288V. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 288X. Special Topics in Electronic Materials
MATRL 289AAZZ. Special Topics in Structural Materials
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This course will be offered on an irregular basis and will concern in-depthdiscussions of advanced topics in structural materials.
MATRL 289A. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289B. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289C. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289D. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289E. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289F. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289G. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289H. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289I. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289JK. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289LM. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 289X. Special Topics in Structural Materials
MATRL 290. Research Group Studies
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
In this course students or instructors present recently published papers and/or results relevant to their own research.
MATRL 501. Teaching Assistant Practicum
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of graduate advisor.
Enrollment Comments: This course is required for new teaching assistants. No unit credit allowedtoward advanced degree.
Practical experience in the various activities associated with teaching including: lecturing, supervision of laboratories and discussion sections, preparation, and grading of homework and exams.
MATRL 596. Directed Reading and Research
(2-4) STAFF
Individual tutorial. Instructor usually student's major professor. A written proposal for each tutorial must be approved by the department chair.
MATRL 598. Master's Thesis Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser.
For research underlying the thesis and writing of the thesis.
MATRL 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of chair of student's doctoral committee.
Research and preparation of the dissertation.