3.071 | Fall 2015 | Undergraduate

Amorphous Materials

Course Description

This course discusses the fundamental material science behind amorphous solids, or non-crystalline materials. It covers formation of amorphous solids; amorphous structures and their electrical and optical properties; and characterization methods and technical applications.
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A pearlescent sap-like substance on a rock.
Hyalite opal (opal-AN), or glass opal is an amorphous material with a structure similar to silica glass. (Image courtesy of James St. John on Flickr. License: CC BY.)