Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog

MSE 320 - Solid State Chemistry

Semester Hours: 4

A detailed study of the chemistry of solid state materials. In particular, this course will reinforce the concepts of crystal lattices, packing in solids, and bonding in solids. The course will also introduce the concepts of synthesis and characterization of solid materials; the electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of solids; defects and nonstoichiometry in solids; mesoporous, microporous, and nanostructured solids; and superconductivity. A research project involving the synthesis and characterization of solids materials will also be part of this course.

Prerequisite: CHE 180  and MSE 231  (with a C- or higher).
Cross-Listed: CHE 320