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.
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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|
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.