Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Materials

Photo of bottles made from liquid crystal polymers.

Liquid crystal polymers have proven to be exceptionally strong and ideal for food and beverage packaging. (Photo courtesy of NASA.)

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MIT Course Number

3.225

As Taught In

Fall 2007

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features exams and solutions from several past years.

Course Description

This course covers the fundamental concepts that determine the electrical, optical, magnetic and mechanical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics and polymers. The roles of bonding, structure (crystalline, defect, energy band and microstructure) and composition in influencing and controlling physical properties are discussed. Also included are case studies drawn from a variety of applications: semiconductor diodes and optical detectors, sensors, thin films, biomaterials, composites and cellular materials, and others.

Eugene Fitzgerald, and Lorna Gibson. 3.225 Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Materials, Fall 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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