Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5301. Microstructural and Morphological Analyses

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Lecture and Hands on experience with sample preparation and analyses for optical and electron microscopy methods including scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, focused ion beam methods, and electron energy loss spectroscopy.

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5302. Structural Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Lecture and Hands on experience with sample preparation and analyses for X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray imaging, Rietveld refinement, Thin Film X-ray Analyses, and In Situ methods.

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5303. Compositional Analyses

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Lecture and Hands on experience with sample preparation and analyses, for characterization of compositions of materials. Methods to be discussed include titrations, atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, infrared, Raman, Ultraviolet visible, fluorescence, chromatography, and mass spectrometry.

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5304. Surface and Interfacial Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Lecture and Hands on experience with sample preparation and analyses for surfaces and interfaces, including scanning Auger microscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, contact angle measurements, and temperature program methods.

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