MIT MRSEC - Materials Reseach Science and Engineering Center

X-ray Diffraction Shared Experimental Facility

Course 3 Labs

MIT's Course 3 in materials science and engineering holds laboratory sessions in the CMSE X-ray facility. The schedule for Fall 2014 is now posted.

3.014 Documents for Fall 2014

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3014 Short Range Order Instructions_Fall2014.docx 3014 Short Range Order Instructions_Fall2014.pdf
3014 Derivative Structures Instructions_Fall2014.docx 3014 Derivative Structures Instructions_Fall2014.pdf
3014 Order Disorder Transitions Instructions_Fall2014.docx 3014 Order Disorder Transitions Instructions_Fall2014.pdf

3.014 LAB - Materials Laboratory

This course is a required sophomore subject in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, designed to be taken in conjunction with the core lecture subject 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering. The laboratory subject combines experiments illustrating the principles of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and structure with intensive oral and written technical communication practice. Specific topics include: experimental exploration of the connections between energetics, bonding and structure of materials, and application of these principles in instruments for materials characterization; demonstration of the wave-like nature of electrons; hands-on experience with techniques to quantify energy (DSC), bonding (XPS, AES, FTIR, UV/Vis and force spectroscopy), and degree of order (x-ray scattering) in condensed matter; and investigation of structural transitions and structure-property relationships through practical materials examples.