Physics Of Materials

Host University

University of Virginia


Fall 2023

Course Number

MSE 7140-600


Materials Science and Engineering


Jon Ihlefeld

Course Information

This course covers the physical principles governing the elastic, thermal, electronic, and optical properties of materials via a fundamental approach integrating materials science with concepts in solid state physics. Special attention is given to the nature of the crystalline state and wave-particle diffraction with a strong emphasis on the reciprocal lattice, tensor, and Brillouin Zone concepts.