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MSN 501 Atomic Structure, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Materials

Modern materials science and current trends; classification of materials; atomic structure; lattice; crystal; point and space groups; reciprocal lattice and k-space; x-ray diffraction; noncrystalline materials; imperfections:, binding and bonding; elastic and plastic properties; dynamics of atoms; dynamical matric and its symmetries; normal modes and phonons; Planck's distribution; thermal properties; free electron system; quantum size effect and confinement. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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