Thin film mechanical and electrical properties (MSE 404 TE1 and TE2)
Course description: Introduces seniors and new graduate students to the
fabrication, analysis, electrical and mechanical properties of thin film materials through
hands-on experiments in the Materials Science and Engineering instructional
laboratories. Covers both the principles and practice.
Diffraction Physics of Materials (MSE 580)
Course description: This course is designed to present theory and techniques of
diffraction, especially principles of modern diffraction techniques and their applications
to materials characterization. Laboratory sessions will be arranged to obtain hands-on
experience of the experimental methods. Topics include elastic and inelastic scattering
of periodic and nonperiodic structures, X-ray, neutron and electron instrumentation,
powder method, thin film and surface scattering, and electron diffraction.
Reference books: Jens Als-Nielsen and Des McMorrow, Elements of Modern X-ray
Physics, Wiley, 2001, Jon Wiley and Sons, Ltd , Warren, B.E., X-ray diffraction, Dover.
Advanced Electron Microscopy (MSE 581)
Course description: Present theory of advanced electron microscopy techniques
and their practice in relationship to materials structure characterization and
microanalysis. Topics include the physics of wave optics and wave propagation, lens
aberrations, kinematic and dynamic electron diffraction theory, high resolution electron
microscopy, electron probe formation, STEM, inelastic scattering and electron energy
loss spectroscopy. Microscope experience is included through laboratory
demonstrations and project assignments. Prerequisite MSE 405, 481 or equivalent, or
with consent of the instructor.
Special lectures on electron optics by Prof. Rose
CLICK HERE for a PDF version of special invited lectures given by Prof. Rose at
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign