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Courses (Autumn)

 

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Required or Elective

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Instructor

Course description

Special Topics and Practices in Materials Science

501

R

1Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

This course design is focused on the first year graduate students to be familiar with the materials technology and its processing and characterization. First is to promote industrial exposure and contact of the students through the visiting of the materials related companies and the research institutes; second is to invite speakers from both inside and  outside the university to give one to two hours talk to introduce the latest developments or findings in materials science; third is to assign all students to present a short talk of 20 minutes to the class of their research work or research ideas in germination.

Physical Metallurgy Principles

502

E

3Cr

Chun-Huei, Tsau

This course is to provide a physical basis that links the structure of metals with their properties. This course also provides students the fundamentals involved in the materials science and technology. The concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are also discussed.

Advanced Materials Characterization

504

E

2Cr

Chun-Huei, Tsau

This course provided students the basic theories of materials analysis techniques. This course includes the observing the microstructures by using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, using electron diffraction patterns or X-ray diffraction patterns to examine the crystal structures and calculate the lattice constants, testing the phase transformation by differential scanning calorimeter. This course also selects some case studies to provide a useful link between theory and the practical reality.

Composite Materials and Manufacturing

505

E

3Cr

Chin-Hsing, Chen

This course offers an up-to-date look at the principal types of composites and materials and their properties, testing and processing method. The introduction discusses the major composites families, reinforced fiber, matrix combinations and the methods for strengthening these various materials. Advances chapters cover polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, cermaic matrix composites, carbon-carbon composites, nano-composites and hybrid composites.

Surface and Interfacial Science

506

E

3Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

The contents of this course is mainly concerned with the atomic structure and the properties of the interfaces, including:

1.The atomic and crystal structure of the interfaces.

2.Interface properties based on the broken-bond model.

3.Surface thermodynamics and Interface stability.

4.Analytical characterization of the surface. chemistry and the structure.

5.Curvature effects and capillary phenomena.

6.Atomistic modeling and equivalent circuit design of the interfaces.

Semiconductor Material

507

E

2Cr

Hui-Min, Wu

This course will provide basic understanding of semiconductor physics. The content includes elementary materials science concepts, electrical and thermal conduction in solids, carrier transport phenomena, elementary quantum physics and fundamental theory of semiconductors.

Semiconductor Thin Films and Process Technology

508

E

3Cr

Shiang-Yu, Tan

This course attempts to provide the manufacturing practice associated with the technologies used in advanced CMOS device applications.  In additional, those scientific principles are introduced in terms of models of the process in many cases. Topics such as crystal growth, cleanroom technology, wafer- cleaning technology, manufacturing technology, lithography, etching, metallization, dopant Diffusion, ion Implantation, thin film deposition and process integration will be covered in this course.

Materials Research Paper Writing Techniques

601

R

1Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

This course in mainly concerned with the second year graduate students who are normally ready to submit their master’s thesis, and contains:

Selected research paper reading and search paper writing techniques to enhance students ability to present their own dissertation into a publishable quality; to invite distinguishable scholars to deliver lectures relating to the newest developments or discoveries in materials sciences; to enhance the living, brainstorm, and experience exchanging.

Advanced Thermodynamics For Materials

602

E

3Cr

Chien-Ming, Lei

1.introduction and definition of terms

2.the first law and the second law of thermodynamics

3.the statistical interpretation of entropy

4.heat capacity enthalpy entropy

5.the behavoir gases

6.phase equilibrium in a one-component system

7.the behavior of solution

8.phase diagrams for binary system in pressure-temperature-composition space

9.reaction equilibrium in system containing components in condensed solution

10.electrochemistry

Metallic Materials

603

E

 

3Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

This course is mainly dealt with the follwing topic

1.To familiarize student with the various types of mafor engineering alloys and three application .

2.To provide some understanding of metallurgical structures and how they relate to the mechanical properties of engineering alloys.

3.To understand how various heat treatments and processing techniques couse changes in the structures and properties of alloys.

4.To provide some numerical computation practice in problems related to metals and alloys.

5.To be a reference for materials selection for engineering designs and for further in –depth study.

             

 

Courses (Spring)

 

course

Code

Required or Elective

Credits

Intructor

Course description

Special Topics and Projections in Materials Science

501

R

1Cr

Chien-Ming, Lei

Course Objective: The course consists of three parts: First is to promote industrial exposure and contact of students by visiting some materials related companies or R & D institutes; Second is to invite speakers from both inside and outside the university to give 1-2 hours of talk to introduce the latest development or findings in materials science; Third is to assign some students to present a short talk (5-15 minutes) to the class about their research work.

Nano Material

503

R

3Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

The contents of the course mainly contain the following topics:

  1. Carbon nanotubes: Origin and contents of the nanotechnology; synthesis and fabrication of carbon nanotubes; application of catalysts, templates, etc. to produce vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes.
  2. Nanotechnology and microscopical analysis: to introduce the state of the art of the nanoworld and the artificial tools toward the resolution of the nanoworld.
  3. Properties of nanomaterials: unique physical properties resulting from the nano-sized materials similar to atomistic surface effects producing totally different properties which are the basis for fabricating mems or nems.
  4. Principles and applications of electron field emission: using 1-D carbon nanotube to emit cold electrons and discussing the interrelationship of the applied electric field, current density and the work function of carbon nanomaterials in terms of Fowler-Nordheim plots.
  5. Analysis of the structure and chemical composition of nanomaterials: using SEM, TEM, XPS, Raman, FTIR, AFM, etc to characterize the structure and composition of nanomaterials.
  6. The effect of curvature on the equilibrium materials: various curvature effects on the physico-chemical properties, e. g. , vapor pressure, equilibrium temperature (melting point, boiling point) , latent heat, chemical potential, etc.
  7. Measurements of specific surface area and its resulting thermodynamic properties: Freundlich, Langmuir, Gibbs, BET isotherms focusing on the nanocluster or nanopore structures to the evaluation of the specific surface areas and properties.
  8. Metal oxide nanowires: mainly discussing photocatalysis, photoelectric process, etc. of the current important nanotechnology issues.
  9. Utilization and production of carbon nanospheres: including metal-filled and metal-free carbon nanospheres; production and characterization of carbon nanosphere; development of the carbon nanosphere-derivatives.
  10. Quantum dots and photonics: electron tunneling characteristics utilized to fabricate the nanosized electronic or optoelectronic devices without using conducting wires; using artificial aligned quantum dots to affect the photon behavior, e. g. , the wave guide characteristics of a photonic crystal90o.

 

Materials Structure & X-Ray Diffraction

509

E

3Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

This course mainly covers the following topics

1.Properties of x-rays and geometry of crystals.

2.Diffraction intensities and measurements .

3.Powder diffraction techniques.

4.Laue photograph analysis.

5.Phase identification by x-ray diffraction.

6.Crystal structure characterization and analysis.

7.Phase diagram determination.

8.Quantitative phase analysis.

9.Polycrystalline aggregates.

10.stress mearements .

11.Orientation of single crystals.

12.Small angle diffractions.

13.Polymer structures.

14.Transmission electron microscopy.

Electro-Optical Engineering and Materials

510

E

2Cr

Jia-Chuan, Lin

The major contents focus on the semiconductor based photoelectric materials and their applications on light emission. In addition, conducting material, metals and alloys will also be introduced.The contents include compound semiconductor v.s Si-based semiconductor, fabrication of compound semiconductor, lattice constant and lattice match, concept of reciprocal lattice, effective mass of electron in the band, electrical conductivity of semiconductor, electron-hole recombination, radiating, absorption in semiconductors, quantum well, Auger recombination, P-N junction, Schottky barriers and Ohmic contacts, and heterojunction.

Introduction to Semiconductor and Electronic Devices

511

E

2Cr

Hui-Min, Wu

This course will introduce the fundamental concept of submicron semiconductor manufacturing technology.  The content includes semiconductor industry, device technology, silicon wafer preparation, and IC fabrication process.

Principles and Applications of Plasma

512

E

3Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

Course contents cover the topics:

1.Fundamental of plasmaDefines plasma in general and its main parameters and classifies the types of plasma.

2.Cold plasma generationThe principles of the various methods to create and sustain a plasma are treated

3.Plasma chemistryDescribes the reactions that can occur in cold plasma and the reactions taking place between a plasma and a solid surface in contact with it.

4.Plasma reactorsReactors type, their design, and particular features and discussed.

5.Plasma diagnosticsDealing with plasma diagnostic methods, emphasizing quadrapole mass spectrometry, electrostatic Langmuir probes, and optical methods.

6.Cold plasma processes for surface modificationCovers surface activation,  cleaning, ashing, oxidation and hardening.

7.Deposition of coatings by PECVDDescribes the deposition of inorganic films and polymerization.

8.Plasma assisted etchingFocuses on the use of plasma for dry etching.

9.Plasma in the flat panel display industryDescribes the relationship between the microscopic plasma processes and the performance of the displays.

10.High-density plasma sources for semiconductor processingHigh-density large area plasmas at low pressures in dealing with ultra-fine structures and with a meter-size flat panel are discussed.

 

Biomaterials

513

E

3Cr

Yng-Jin, Wang

Biomaterial is defined as the material, either natural or synthetic, which makes contact with biological entity in order to improve the health quality of human life.  Today, there are a significant number of materials used successfully to achieve this goal.  In this course, we will focus on the understanding of fundamental issues related to different types of biomaterials, as well as their interactions with the host tissues.  The effects of basic structures on the properties of biomaterials and the resulted biological implant performance will be reviewed.  Topics of the lectures given in this course include: (1) Introduction of the basic structures and mechanical properties of biomaterials.  The surface properties and degradation of the implanted materials will also be discussed.  (2) Examples of the implants for blood, soft and hard tissues will be described.  In addition, materials and systems used for the controlled release of drugs and bioactive factors will be discussed.

Electric Materials

514

E

2Cr

Jia-Chuan, Lin

The major contents focus on the semiconductor, dielectric, piezoelectric and photoelectric materials and their applications in electronic ceramics and in the integrated cincuits. In addition, conducting material, metals and alloys will also be introduced.

Phase Transformations

515

E

3Cr

Chun-Huei, Tsau

This course contains the background materials necessary for understanding phase transformation, thermodynamics, kinetics and diffusion theory, interfaces, transformations in solids, solidification, diffusion controlled and diffusionless transformations, and phase diagrams. This course also selects some case studies to provide a useful link between theory and the practical reality.

Materials Research Paper Writing Techniques

601

R

1Cr

Han-Chang, Shih

This course in mainly concerned with the second year graduate students who are normally ready to submit their master’s thesis, and contains:

Selected research paper reading and search paper writing techniques to enhance students ability to present their own dissertation into a publishable quality; to invite distinguishable scholars to deliver lectures relating to the newest developments or discoveries in materials sciences; to enhance the living, brainstorm, and experience exchanging.

Ceramic Materials

604

E

3Cr

Chien-Ming, Lei

Of the principle classes of engineering materials, ceramics are in many ways the most interesting and challenging. These inorganic nonmetallic crystals and glasses have an enormous range of structures, properties and applications. This course provides an effective framework for leaving how to learn. Key concepts are developed in a sequence that builds on firm foundation in a cumulative way.
In the first part (I) of lecture, we analyze how atoms and ions combine to form three-dimensional crystals and how the “structures” of materials are constructed. The second (II) part of lecture introduces and discusses “nature of defects”. These allow for the introduction on the “migration of matter and charge” in part (III) of the lecture. We begin to connect structure and properties. In part (IV) of the lecture, we look at chemical equilibrium relationships between the crystalline, glass, and defect structures. Combined with “kinetic understanding and phase equilibrium”; we shall examine the driving force that determines particular crystalline phases coexisting with distinguishable condensed phases. Finally, in part V of the lecture, we bring all these strands together into a tapestry corresponding to the complex microstructure exhibited by widely used ceramics that affects their properties.

Condensed Matter Materials

605

R

2Cr

Chao-Yuan, Huang

This course introduces the basic properties of solids, thus, allowing students to understand basic condensed matter science:
1.Crystal structure; 2.Elastic properties of solids; 3.Specific heat; 4.Dielectric constants; 5.Magnetic properties of solids; 6.Free electrons; 7.Band theory of metals; and 8.Semiconductors.