MSE 104 – Materials Characterization

Course Number:  MSE 104 Course Units: 4    INSTRUCTOR: Professor Professor Ronald Gronsky    CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the fundamental theoretical framework for diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging methods used in the structural and compositional characterization of engineering materials. The laboratory portion of the course offers intensive instruction in the most widely practiced x-ray diffraction (XRD) methods […]

MSE 103 – Phase Transformations and Kinetics

Course Number:  MSE 103 Course Units:  3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Andreas M. Glaeser  CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The nature, mechanisms and kinetics of phase transformations and microstructural changes in the solid state. Atom diffusion in solids. Phase transformations through the nucleation and growth of new matrix or precipitate phases. Martensitic transformations, spinodal decomposition. The use of phase transformations […]