ME 428 - Materials Research and Instrumentation

Introduces students to small scale manufacturing methods (deposition, lithography, and etching techniques) and instrumentation for probing these materials (scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and profilometry). Electronic, magnetic, and optical properties are also discussed including (semi-conductivity, dielectric behavior, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, types of magnetism, and quantum dots). Students are expected to read journal articles throughout the course related to these topics and to conduct research in an area of interest in a small team.

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