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Foundations of Nanotechnology I (1-5 Cr) Crystallography and Diffraction for Nanomaterial Systems
Fundamental descriptions of crystalline structure and experimental determination for nanomaterial systems. Phase Equilibria for Nanoscale Systems
First, second, and third laws of thermodynamics as applied to nanoscale systems; activity and the equilibrium constant; solutions; phase relations (including the phase rule); heterogeneous equilibria; free-energy-composition diagrams and their relation to phase transitions; phase diagrams. Nanoscale Kinetics and Transport
Discussion of time-dependent mass transport in nanomaterials system through a formal treatment of diffusion theory. Practical Solid State Quantum Theory
Practical descriptions of how physical properties and behaviors of materials become dominated by quantum effects as length scales approach atomic dimensions. Nanoscale Mechanics of Materials
Introduction to atomic and continuum scale mechanics appropriate to nanoscale systems and assemblies, including the role of defects.