Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

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MSNE 510 901 (CRN: 21615)

SCALING CONCEPTS IN MATERIALS

Long Title: SCALING CONCEPTS IN 2D MATERIALS AND POLYMER PHYSICS
Department: Materials Science & NanoEng
Instructor: Pimpinelli, Alberto
Meeting: 1:30PM - 2:50PM TR (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 5
Enrollment data as of: 23-JUN-2024 7:06PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: The course is an introduction to symmetry breaking, scaling and universality in low dimensional materials and polymers. Using simple models as examples, the course addresses 2D crystals and melting, surface roughening, scaling properties of polymers, phase transitions and the mean field approach. It then goes over to explain how renormalization works in condensed matter, and how it gives rise to universality. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MSNE 401