MS4601 Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Nanomaterials

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials. Materials with dimensions that span from sub nanometers to few hundred nanometers (1nm = 10-9m) will be introduced along the role that such critical size plays in the properties of Naval structures and devices. The lectures and laboratory practices will provide an overview of the fundamental principles that apply to materials at the nanoscale: relationships between physical properties and material dimensions, strategies for their fabrication and the characterization techniques used to analyze them. Nanomaterials used for a wide range of applications including sensors, coatings, reinforcing fillers, electrodes, etc. will be presented.


MS2201 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering or consent from instructor

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  • As Required