Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

PHY 485 Properties of Materials(RNL)

(Also ENS 485). 4 hours; 4 credits. Structure of crystalline and noncrystalline solids. Defects in solids. Phase equilibrium and transformations, thermodynamics of multicomponent systems, surfaces, diffusions, and structural changes. Mechanical properties, plasticity, strengthening. Heat treatment. Electrical properties, conductivity, energy bands, semiconductors, superconductors, and devices. Optical and dielectric properties, optical fibers, and lasers. Magnetic and thermal properties. Material consideration in the engineering design process. Prerequisite: PHY 240 or permission of the instructor.



Cross Listed Courses

ENS 485