Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

CHEM 650 - CHEM PHYS CONDENSED&BIO MATTER

Long Title: CHEMICAL PHYSICS OF CONDENSED AND BIOLOGICAL MATTER
Department: Chemistry
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: The principles underlying the structure and dynamics of condensed phase and biological matter. Both experimental phenomenology and theoretical approaches will be used. Starting with a review of intermolecular forces, the course will describe the structure and thermodynamics of clusters, crystalline solids, metals, liquids, glasses and biomolecules. A unified picture of reactions and classical and quantum phase transitions in condensed matter will be presented. The energy landscape theory of the dynamics of glasses and protein folding will also be covered. Expected to be taught Fall 2018. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for CHEM 650 if student has credit for CHEM 450.