EMA4145 - Physical Ceramics I


  • Course Description: (3 credit hours) Structure of complex ceramic compounds and glasses. Influence of structural imperfections and stoichiometry on physical characteristics, surface and interfacial phenomena, diffusion and phase transformations in ceramic systems.
  • Pre-requisites: EMA 3050 Ceramic Engineering (Introduction to Ceramics)
  • Course Objectives: Provide and in depth introduction to the structure of crystalline and noncrystalline inorganic solids, structural imperfections, nature of surfaces and interfaces, and high temperature solid state reaction kinetics operating in ceramics materials. These concepts will be essential for understanding the nature of the properties observed in ceramics (to be covered extensively in Physical Ceramics 2).
  • Relationship of course to program outcomes:
    This course addresses the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to materials systems. (High coverage). It presents fundamental crystallographic and structural concepts and applies them to ceramic materials. Students use these concepts to solve typical materials problems in common ceramic materials.