This course covers a wide range of material science subjects. If followed chronologically, the student will first learn about every metallic element on the periodic table, including their properties and applications. The course goes on to examine other material science topics such as electron microscopy and even magnetism. A background including high school AP chemistry, first year collegiate chemistry, or a short background on atomic structure will be helpful.
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Previous knowledge of atomic structure will be beneficial, as well as an understanding of basic chemistry and physics concepts. I attempted to omit information that requires advanced background knowledge I don't present myself. However, some topics will be briefly mentioned that the student may still not be familiar with. All that I demand from the student is for the student to ask me questions until the student is completely satisfied.
The course is not complete. I will be adding more topics randomly throughout my lunch breaks.
- Alkali Metals
- Alkaline Earth Metals
- Titanium, Zirconium, Hafnium
- Vanadium, Niobium, Tantalum
- Chromium, Molybdenum, Tungsten
- Platinum Group Metals
- Cobalt, Nickel
- Copper, Silver, Gold
- Aluminum, Gallium, Indium, Thallium
- Silicon, Germanium, Tin, Lead
- Lanthanides / Rare Earths
- Scanning Electron Microscopy
- Shape Memory Alloys
Future lectures are not yet planned.
The course page is just a sub-reddit I created a few months ago and new posts might not be very frequent, strictly depending on my work schedule. I apologize for the lack of structure compared other University of Reddit classes. It would be best to sort each of the posts by "new" at the class page, and start from the bottom.
If there are any requests for specific new topics, I'd be happy to hear them. If I consider myself knowledgeable in the topic, I will create a lecture for it.
I am a practicing materials scientist researching new magnetic materials, enhancing performance of Alnico magnets, and growing single crystals of high temperature superconductors. This course material has nothing to do with my research. The majority of this course material comes from a single course I took my Junior year in college.