Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
CHEM 4415 Solid State Chemistry
How basic principles of chemistry and physics apply in describing the behavior of the solid state. The relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and crystal structure is developed. Defects in crystalline material and their effects on the material properties will be covered. Attention will be given to characterization of atomic and molecular arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors and polymers and their application to engineering systems including functional materials, nanostructured materials, new approaches to solid-state synthesis and fabrication, and bio-related materials.