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Syllabus ( MSE 613 )


   Basic information
Course title: Materials Characterization Techniques
Course code: MSE 613
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Hüseyin YILMAZ
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/1, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Galvanic and electrolysis cell, emf series and faradays laws, Concentration effect on electrode patential, Reaction direction by free energy determination, ph-potential diagrams, Electrochemical polarization, Mixed potential theory, Experimental polarization curves, Corrosion, Type of corrosion, Corrosion rate, Pasivation will be discussed in this course.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Tell analytical techniques used in materials science for the characterization of surfaces, interfaces and thin films.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Analyze metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, or composites.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems
    3. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    4. Acquire scientific knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Laboratory exercise/exam
  3. Establish interrelationships and interdependence between processing, structure, properties, and performance

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems
    3. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    4. Acquire scientific knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Contact Angle in Surface Analysis
Week 2: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Auger Electron Spectroscopy
Week 3: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Week 4: Atomic Force Microscopy
Week 5: X-ray Diffraction
Week 6: X-ray Diffraction
Week 7: Transmission Electron Microscopy
Week 8: Visa
Week 9: ansmission Electron Microscopy
Week 10: Scanning Electron Microscopy
Week 11: Scanning Electron Microscopy
Week 12: Infrared Spectroscopy and UV/Vis Spectroscopy
Week 13: Infrared Spectroscopy and UV/Vis Spectroscopy
Week 14: Macro and Micro Thermal Analyses
Week 15*: Macro and Micro Thermal Analyses
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: Materials Characterization Techniques, Lin Li, Ashok Kumar, CRC Press, 2008
Recommended readings: Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization: Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films (Materials Characterization Series), C. R. Brundle, Charles A. Evans, Shaun Wilson, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1992
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 60
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 6 10
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 15 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 2
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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