PART 1 - INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS
- Materials Science and relationship between Material Science and Materials Engineering. Historical note on the evolution of materials and state of the art. Competition between materials.
- Perspectives and challenges. Nanomaterials and nanoparticles, nano-scale.
- Classification of different materials. Characterization of the different materials classes.
PART 2 - STRUCTURE, PROPRETIES AND FUNCTIONALITY
- Structure and chemical bond. Supramolecular structure of solids, liquids, mesophases, nanomaterials.
- Crystalline structures and their classification.
- Phase diagrams. Examples of phase diagrams of applied significance.
- Properties of the materials. Chemical properties, physical properties.
PART 3 - CHARACTERIZATION, PROCESSING AND APPLICATIONS
- Methods for characterization of materials. Functionality characterization of materials.
- Processing Techniques. Processing of metals, ceramics, polymeric, composites, Soft materials and nanomaterials.
- Advanced Applications. Discussion and presentation of practical applications. Nanoscale effect.
Materials Properties and Applications is a generalist course aiming at an understanding of the materials properties of different classes of materials (atomic-molecular; nano; micro and macro scale), from the chemical and physical and to the mechanical properties, as well as an understanding of the functionalities and applications of materials.
It is intended that at the end of the course the student is able to:
- identify the different classes of materials;
- describe their internal structure, properties and functionalities;
- describe preparation techniques, processing and characterization of materials;
- apply acquired knowledge to describe the most current materials of daily, industrial and technological use.
- Callister Jr. William D.; Materials science and engineering. ISBN: 978-0-470-50586-1
- Ozin Geoffrey A.; Nanochemistry. ISBN: 978-1-84755-895-4
- Bokstein Boris S.; Thermodynamics and kinetics in materials science. ISBN: 0-19-852804-3