Electronic Materials Engineering

Code: 
152
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
Materials science and engineering for electronic device applications. Kinetic molecular theory and thermally activated processes; band structure; electrical conductivity of metals and semiconductors; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors; elementary p-n junction theory; operating principles of light emitting diodes, solar cells, thermoelectric coolers, and transistors. Semiconductor processing including crystal growth, ion implantation, thin film deposition, etching, lithography, and nanomaterials synthesis.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016

Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology

Code: 
316
This course covers important aspects of nanotechnology in nanomaterials synthesis and fabrication, novel property at the nanoscale, tools and applications: a variety of nanostructures including nanocrystal, nanowire, carbon nanotube, graphene, nanoporous material, block copolymer, and self-assembled monolayer; nanofabrication techniques developed over the past 20 years; thermodynamic, electronic and optical property; applications in solar cells, batteries, biosensors and electronics. Other nanotechnology topics may be explored through a group project. SCPD offering.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Electronic and Optical Properties of Solids (MATSCI 199)

Code: 
209
The concepts of electronic energy bands and transports applied to metals, semiconductors, and insulators. The behavior of electronic and optical devices including p-n junctions, MOS-capacitors, MOSFETs, optical waveguides, quantum-well lasers, light amplifiers, and metallo-dielectric light guides. Emphasis is on relationships between structure and physical properties. Elementary quantum and statistical mechanics concepts are used. Prerequisite: 195/205 or equivalent. Undergraduates register for 199 for 4 units; graduates register for 209 for 3 units.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Materials Chemistry (MATSCI 192)

Code: 
202
An introduction to the fundamental physical chemical principles underlying materials properties. Beginning from basic quantum chemistry, students will learn how the electronic configuration of molecules and solids impacts their structure, stability/reactivity, and spectra. Topics for the course include molecular symmetry, molecular orbital theory, solid-state chemistry, coordination compounds, and nanomaterials chemistry.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Electronic and Optical Properties of Solids (MATSCI 209)

Code: 
199
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci
The concepts of electronic energy bands and transports applied to metals, semiconductors, and insulators. The behavior of electronic and optical devices including p-n junctions, MOS-capacitors, MOSFETs, optical waveguides, quantum-well lasers, light amplifiers, and metallo-dielectric light guides. Emphasis is on relationships between structure and physical properties. Elementary quantum and statistical mechanics concepts are used. Prerequisite: 195/205 or equivalent. Undergraduates register for 199 for 4 units; graduates register for 209 for 3 units.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Materials Chemistry (MATSCI 202)

Code: 
192
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci
An introduction to the fundamental physical chemical principles underlying materials properties. Beginning from basic quantum chemistry, students will learn how the electronic configuration of molecules and solids impacts their structure, stability/reactivity, and spectra. Topics for the course include molecular symmetry, molecular orbital theory, solid-state chemistry, coordination compounds, and nanomaterials chemistry.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Nanomaterials Laboratory

Code: 
160
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci
Preference to sophomores and juniors. Hands-on approach to synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. How to make, pattern, and analyze the latest nanotech materials, including nanoparticles, nanowires, and self-assembled monolayers. Techniques such as soft lithography, self-assembly, and surface functionalization. The VLS mechanism of nanowire growth, nanoparticle size control, self-assembly mechanisms, and surface energy considerations. Laboratory projects. Enrollment limited to 24.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Nanomaterials Synthesis

Code: 
155
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci
The science of synthesis of nanometer scale materials. Examples including solution phase synthesis of nanoparticles, the vapor-liquid-solid approach to growing nanowires, formation of mesoporous materials from block-copolymer solutions, and formation of photonic crystals. Relationship of the synthesis phenomena to the materials science driving forces and kinetic mechanisms. Materials science concepts including capillarity, Gibbs free energy, phase diagrams, and driving forces.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Introduction to Materials Science, Energy Emphasis

Code: 
50E
General Education Requirement(s): 
WAY-SMA
Materials structure, bonding and atomic arrangements leading to their properties and applications. Topics include electronic, thermal and mechanical behavior; emphasizing energy related materials and challenges.
Subject: 
ENGR
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s):