MATLS 2X03 – Crystalline Structure of Materials

MATLS 2X03 – CRYSTALLINE STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS – 2017

 

Crystalline Structure of Materials
Course Information 2017

Instructor:  Dr. Igor Zhitomirsky, zhitom@mcmaster.ca, JHE A418, ext. 23914
Teaching Assistants

Jordan Milne  – milneji@mcmaster.ca , JHE A403 B/B

Aseeb Syed – syedam2@mcmaster.ca, JHE A203 B/B

Linfeng Zhou -zhoul35@mcmaster.ca, JHE A203 B/B

Amanda Clifford – cliffoa@mcmaster.ca, JHE A203C

 

Calendar Description:
MATLS 2X03 Crystalline Structure of Materials
Crystal geometry, point groups, space groups, X-ray diffraction methods for the determination of crystalline structures and chemical compositions, electron and neutron diffraction methods, microanalysis, crystalline defects, physical properties of crystals, crystal growth, phase analysis, phase diagrams, phase transitions, protein crystallography.
Prerequisite: Completion of Science I or Engineering I

Lectures: Monday, Wednesday 17:30-18:20, T13/127
Labs Friday 14.30 -17.20, JHE-233A and 234 or tutorials Tuesday 14:30-17:20,  CNH B107
RELEVANCE TO OTHER COURSES:
Crystallographic principles are important for:
Materials Production I (MATLS 3B03)
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (MATLS 3M03)
Materials For Electronic Applications (MATLS 3Q03)
Phase Transformations (MATLS 3T04)
Materials Production II (MATLS 4B04)
Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials (MATLS 4F04)
Thin Films Science (MATLS 4H03)
Properties of Polymeric Materials (MATLS 4P03)
Ceramic Science (MATLS 4R03)

TEXT BOOKS
B.D.Cullity – “Elements of X-ray Diffraction”
M.De Graef and M.E.McHenry, Structure of Materials, An Introduction to Crystallography, Diffraction and Symmetry.

 

 

Course Operating Information.

Special dates
Lecture test 1 – October 2, 17:30-18:20, T13/127, covers lectures before test 1
Lecture test 2 – November 20, 17:30-18:20, T13/127, covers lectures after test 1
Tutorial Quiz 1 – October 4,  17:30-18:20, T13/127, covers Tutorials before Quiz 1
Tutorial Quiz 2 – November 14,  16:30-17:20, CNH B107 , covers Tutorials after Quiz 1

Evaluation Method & Grade Distribution:
Lecture Test 1 – 10%
Lecture Test 2 – 10%
Tutorial Quiz 1 – 10%
Tutorial Quiz 2 – 10%
Laboratory Reports  (Labs.1-4)  – 20%
Final Exam – 40%
TOTAL 100%

Laboratory and Tutorial Schedule

Date Group A Group B
September 12 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107
September 19 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107
September 26 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107
September 29  JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 1
October 3 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107
October 6 JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 1 
October 17 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107
October 20 JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 2 
October 24 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107 
October 27 JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 2  
October 31 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107 
November 3 JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 3
 
November 7 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107
November 10   JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 3
November 14 Tutorial, 14:30-16:20,

CNH B107
Quiz 2 16:30-17:20 CNH B107

Tutorial, 14:30-16:20, CNH B107

Quiz 2 16.30-17.20
CNH B107

November 21 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107  
November 24 JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 4
 
November 28 Tutorial, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107
December 1   JHE233/234, 14:30-17:20
Computer lab 4
December 5 Review, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107 Review, 14:30-17:20, CNH B107