MNT 508 STRUCTURE AND ANALYSIS OF MATERIALS/NANOMATERIALS

FALL 2018

Instructor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Ä°lkay Kalay   

Office: N-B15    E-mail: ikalay@cankaya.edu.tr

SCHEDULE

Lecture:   Thursday, 18:00-21:00

  

COURSE DESCRIPTION

  This course covers the fundamentals of crystallography and diffraction. Key concepts in the atomic structure and bonding of solids such as metals, ceramics, and semiconductors. Symmetry operations, point and space groups, lattice types, the structure factor, simple and complex inorganic compounds, structure/property comparisons, structure determination with X-ray diffraction, interpretation of experimental diffraction patterns. Ionic, covalent, metallic bonding compared with physical properties. Atomic and molecular orbitals, bands verses bonds, free electron theory. Characterization of nanomaterials using synchrotron x-ray sources. Introduction to synchrotron sources, x-ray interaction with matter, structural determination using scattering techniques and x-ray imaging techniques. 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check course website, http://mnt508.cankaya.edu.tr/ frequently for announcements about the course, lecture notes, homeworks and etc.

TEXTBOOKS & REFERENCE BOOKS

  1. “Fundamentals of Powder Diffraction and Structural Characterization of Materials”, V.K. Pecharsky and P.Y. Zavalij, Springer Press, 2008. (ISBN-13:978-0387095783)

  2. “Structure of Materials: An Introduction to Crystallography, Diffraction and Symmetry”, Marc de Graef and Michael McHenry, Cambridge University Press, 2007. (ISBN-13:9780521651516)

  3. “Elements of X-ray Diffraction” by B.D. Cullity and Stock S.R. , Pearson Education, 2003. (ISBN-13:9780131788183)

GRADING

Midterm

30 %

Homework

10 %

  Term Paper

20 %

Final Examination

40 %

TOTAL

100 %