Strange Matter and Materials

Donovan Leonard
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 11:00-12:15
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From the Stone Age to the age of plasma TVs, LED enabled DVD players, photovoltaics, and biomaterials, ‘materials’ have played an important role in shaping society and improving our quality of life. To ensure safe construction of
everything from a bridge to a sneaker, engineers plumb the depths of materials at multiple levels. Explore the structure of materials on the atomic and molecular scale; learn about and operate material characterization tools like the atomic
force microscope, scanning electron microscope, and an X-ray detector. The course will survey not only traditional materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors and composites, but also investigate a new class ofnovel materials, nanomaterials. Environmental implications of materials, especially ‘eWaste’ will be discussed.

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The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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