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EGMN 604. Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Materials. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. The course consists of advanced topics in both fundamental and applied materials science including solid state fundamentals, crystal structure, diffraction in crystals, postulates of quantum mechanics, Bloch functions and energy bands, Fermi distributions, classification and processing of materials, alloys and phase diagrams, defects, dislocation dynamics, solid state diffusion, thermal and mechanical properties, corrosion, high temperature deformation mechanisms, basics of fracture mechanics, fundamentals of ionization radiation, irradiation effects on material properties, and materials selection for extreme environment applications.