MSE 301/ChemS 301 Crystallography and Diffraction​

The objective of this course is to present the basic concepts needed to understand the crystal structure of materials. Fundamental concepts including lattices, symmetries, point groups, and space groups will be discussed and the relationship between crystal symmetries and physical properties will be addressed. The theory of X-ray diffraction by crystalline matter along with the experimental x-ray methods used to determine the crystal structure of materials will be covered. Application of X-ray diffraction to proteins, electron diffraction and neutron diffraction will be briefly discussed.

MSE 306  Electrochemistry and Corrosion

This course offers, in a first part, an overview of the fundamentals of electrochemistry including thermo-dynamics, nonequilibrium systems andElectrode/Electrolyte interfaces followed by an Introduction to modern applications of electrochemistry such as synthesis of nanoparticles, nanowires and thin films; as well as electrochemical means of energy conversion and storage. The second part deals with Corrosion phenomena: types of corrosion cells and damages, thermodynamics and kinetics, uniform corrosion, passivity, localized corrosion, atmospheric and high temperature corrosion, environmentally induced cracking. Prevention of corrosion using electrochemical and surface engineering means. Corrosion mechanisms and protection of materials of practical interest.