Korea University Department Of Materials Science and Engineering

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Class Code Class Title Point
AMS 501 Solid-State Physics 3 Introduces physics and chemistry of materials based on unifield treatment of quantum physics, chemistry, and statistics of electrons, atoms, molecules, and solids. Includes basic concepts and formalism of quantum mechanics; free electron, molecular-orbital, and band theories.
AMS 502 Thermodynamics in Solids 3 Theories will be reviewed on the physical chemistry phenomena in both the classical and the quantum mechanical viewpoints on the basis of thermodynamics. The equilibrium and non-equilibrium behaviors of materials with special emphasis on phase diagrams and phase transformations are also studied.
AMS 503 Diffusion in Solids 3 This course is intended to understand phenomenological and atomistic theories of mass transports in solids and to develope basic mathematical skills necessary for materials research. Topics include phenomenological and atomistic theories, analytical solutions for diffusion equations, fast diffusion pathes, moving boundary problems, and spinodal decompositions.
AMS 504 Dislocation Theory 3 From the definition of dislocation, the forces on dislocation and the energies of dislocation will be calculated with elasticity. The interaction of dislocation with other dislocations or second phases to influence the strengthening mechanism and the fracture behavior of materials will be predicted and investigated.
AMS 505 X-ray Crystallography 3 Crystal structure, Atomic arrangement and X-ray diffraction, Order-disorder, Phase transformation, Crystal growth, Atomic arrangement in polymorphism.
AMS 506 Electron Microscopy 3 This lecture is aimed at students who either have to familiarize themselves with electron microscopic examination techniques for materials, or who want to use the results of electron microscopic investigation in their research works. The following subjects are addressed in this lecture. 1) Electron Beam and Configuration of Electron microscopes. 2) Sample preparations, 3) Definition of Crystals, 4) Electron Diffraction, 5) Contrast Theory, 6) Interaction between electron and Materials, 7) Image formation in the SEM, 8) EDS/WDS, 9) EBSD.
AMS 507 Structure and Properties of Materials 3 Theories and phenomena on elasticity, plasticity, hardening, and other mechanical properties of materials.
AMS 508 Electromagnetic Properties of Materials 3 Theories and phenomena on crystal defects, nucleation and growth, recrystallization, precipitation and other related subjects.


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EGR 505 Internship 3 This course provides students opportunities to have internship training. In this lecture, students are sent to companies or research institutes to obtain practical training and field-adaptive ability while pursuing real projects of the institutes. Students are supervised by advisor at school and designated personnel at the institute.
AMS 601 Oxidation of Materials 3 Oxidation of metals and alloys is an important subject of extensive investigation and theoretical treatment. The theoretical treatment covers a wide range of metallurgical, chemical, and physical principles. After dealing with the classical oxidation theories for metals and alloys, such as Wagner theory for thick oxide-layer and Engel's theory for very thin oxide-layer, discuss examples of the important commercial subjects.
AMS 602 Materials Kinetics 3 The lecture provides an introduction to the dynamic aspects of chemical reaction, as well as material transfer in the field of material science. Knowledge of how chemical reactions occur is important from both theoretical and practical points of view. At first, topics related to the homogeneous reaction rate are introduced, and then followed by the heterogeneous reaction rate. Examples studied by research group will be given to demonstrate for practical applications.
AMS 603 Physical Chemistry of Melts for Process Metallurgy 3 This course will cover thermodynamics of liquid solution, physical & chemical hydrodynamics, kinetics of leaching and precipitation of minerals, solution extraction, and extractive reactions by liquid membrane.
AMS 604 Eco-materials Processing 3 Reaction engineering related with environmental materials management and their applications will be covered.
AMS 605 Solidification Theory 3 Solidification of metals are understood on the basis of thermodynamics and kinetics. The theories of nucleation, growth, heat transfer and solute-transfer are also studied. The solidification behaviors of not only pure and alloy, but single and multiphase are also studied. Rapid solidification behaviors are also treated.
AMS 606 Technology and Applications of Nano thin film 3 The lecture will introduce vacuum technologies for the thin film manufacturing process of various materials and especially present the properties of plasma used in the thin film deposition. It will also discuss the structural, mechanical and physical properties of thin film materials and surface analyses such as AES, ESCA, and etc.
AMS 607 Experimental mechanics 3 Students will learn how to calculate stresses and strains in various structures (pressure vessels, rods, beams, etc.) subjected to external loadings, and later confirm these analytical results using appropriate experimental techniques. Some elastic constants, Young's modulus and shear modulus, in particular, are the critical input parameters required to evaluate stresses imposed to structural parts. In this subject, students will conduct various experiments to measure elastic constants utilizing the sonic resonance phenomena and strain gauges.
AMS 608 Metal Forming 3 The major technical disciplines in metal forming are mechanics and metallurgy. The following subjects are addressed in this lecture. 1) Stress and strain, 2) Macroscopic plasticity and yield criteria, 3) Work hardening, 4) Plastic instability, 5) Strain rate and temperature, 6) Ideal work or uniform energy, 7) Slab analysis, 8) Upper-bound analysis, 9) Slip-Line field theory, 10) Deformation-zone geometry, 11) Formability, 12) Bending, 13) Plastic anisotropy, 14) Cupping, Redrawing, and Ironing, 15) Forming limit, 16) Sheet stamping, 17) Sheet metal properties.
AMS 609 Principles of Photovoltaic Solar Cells and Their Applications 3 The principles of the energy conversion of the sunlight into electricity on the basis of the knowledge of semiconductors and their junctions will be discussed. Requirement for designing efficient solar cells and the recent trend in this field will be reviewed.
AMS 610 Principles and Applications of Semiconductors 3 Theoretical review on the electrical properties of solids and on the physical properties of the semiconductors will be given. Principles of the p-n junction will be presented. Devices such as laser diodes will be discussed.
AMS 611 Friction and Wear of Materials 3 Theoretical review on the electrical properties of solids and on the physical properties of the semiconductors will be given. Principles of the p-n junction will be presented. Devices such as laser diodes will be discussed.
AMS 612 Phase Transformation 3 This graduate level course requires basic knowledge of thermodynamics, mass transportation, diffusion theory, and dislocation theory. Based on the above mentioned background, nucleation and growth of materials are studied concerning the transformation induced stress and interaction with various defects during phase transformation. In particular, the phase transformation of thin films, amorphous phase, and nano-scale particles are studied in this lecture to leverage the atomic scale understanding of phase transformation on production and applications of nano-scale devices.
AMS 613 Interface Science 3 This course studies the effect of interfaces on the mechanic physical, and chemical properties of solid materials. Based on the knowledge from undergraduate studies such as thermodynamics, crystallography, and phase transformation, this course offers the methods to improve material properties by controlling the interface structures.
AMS 614 Computer Modeling of Materials 3 This course is to reinforce basic numerical and computer programming skills necessary for materials research. Topics include numerical analysis, Lagrange interpolation, finite difference methods, heat and mass diffusion, diffusion couples, phase diagram construction, and phase-field model.
AMS 615 Technology of Renewable Energy 3 Principles of new and renewable energy will be presented. Review on the trend and the current status of the related field in terms of the materials science and engineering will be given. A case study will be assigned in order to deepen the understanding of the interesting technologies.
AMS 616 Electronic Materials and Thin Film Processing 3 Processing of thin films for electronic, magnetic, mechanical, and photonic devices. Detailed discussion of thin film deposition, nucleation and growth, epitaxy, and interdiffusion. Photolithography dry etching, and oxidation processes for micro and nano device patterning.
AMS 617 Defets in Crystals 3 This course addresses the fundamental properties of defects in crystalline solids as well as their effects on properties and behavior of materials. Primary attention is devoted to point and line defects. Somewhat less comprehensive coverage is given to extended defects, including grain boundaries, interphase boundaries, and surfaces.
AMS 618 Introduction to Nanophase Materials 3 Nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of materials through the control of matter on the nanometer-length scale, that is, at the level of atoms, molecules and supramolecular structures. All natural materials and systems establish their foundation at the nanoscale; control of matter at molecular levels means tailoring the fundamental properties. The following subjects are addressed in this lecture. 1) Fundamental scientific issues for nanotechnology, 2) Theory and Modeling, 3) Assembly and processing of nanostructure, 4) Dispersion and coating, 5) Consolidation of nanostructures, 6) Applications.
AMS 619 Nanomaterials for Information Storage 3 Principles of information storage systems, and related device and material technologies. Magnetic, optical recording, and MRAM; heads and media; magnetoresistive, tunneling, magneto-optic, and phase change thin films and nanostructures.
AMS 620 Sintering Theory 3 Theory and application of compacting and sintering of metal powder involved in powder metallurgy.
AMS 621 Optical and Photonic Materials 3 Optical and optoelectronic properties of advanced materials. Photorefraction, electroluminescence, electro-optic and magneto-optic effects, and laser phenomena. Materials design and processing of switches, displays, and waveguides.
AMS 622 Engineering Statistics and Experimental Design 3 His course offers the statistical techniques that are essential for material scientists to understand the meaning of data obtained from the experiments. This course, therefore, studies the basic engineering statistics and data analysis. In particular, experimental design techniques to reduce the number of experiments required to obtain reliable data set are studied in this lecture with numerous examples such as Taguchi method, mixture design, and etc.
AMS 623 Biomaterials 3 In this course, material properties that are required to be compatible with human organs, bones, and tissues are studied. Various materials comprising metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites are covered in this lecture. Material properties such as surface energy, strength, fatigue, viscoelastic properties, friction and wear are focused on this lecture for the possible applications for biomaterials.
AMS 624 Materials Selection and Design 3 A survey of techniques for analyzing how the choice of materials, processes, and design determine properties, performance, and cost. Topics include production and cost functions, mathematical optimization, decision analysis, materials properties chart, and performance indices.
AMS 625 Computer Applications in Materials Experiments 3 This course studies a graphical programming language to control experimental devices and performing data acquisition from various transducers. LabView programming language will be employed in this course to interpret and analyze the data from experiments.
AMS 626 Fluid flow and heat transport 3 Likewise, thermodynamics, mechanics, and electromagnetism, subjects in transport phenomena are also considered as one of the core engineering science with practical significance. In this lecture, students will learn how to set up and solve differential equations governing the fluid flow and heat transfer of the molten metal. Further, they will learn and practice basic theories of finite difference method, which serves as the basis for computational fluid dynamics.
AMS 627 Fracture Mechanics 3 The elastic and quasi-elastic stress distribution around the crack tip will be calculated and compared. The energy balance concept on fracture will be defined and applied to real materials. The brittle fracture behavior of materials will be investigated and the experimental procedures to obtain fracture parameters will be discussed.
AMS 631 Polymer Chemistry 3 Theories of condensation polymerization, radical polymerization, ion polymerization, copolymerization and emulsion polymerization.
AMS 632 Polymer Engineering 3 Analysis of polymer processing and applications, Processing methods of extrusion, molding, drawing, fiber formation, adhesion, etc.
AMS 633 Rheology 3 Fundamental theories of rheology, Mechanics of elastomers, Theories of viscous flow, elastic flow, non-Newtonian fluids and viscoelastic flow, Measurement measure.
AMS 634 Properties of Polymer Materials 3 Fundamental theories of rheology, Mechanics of elastomers, Theories of viscous flow, elastic flow, non-Newtonian fluids and viscoelastic flow, Measurement measure.
AMS 635 Quantum Chemistry 3 Theories of classical mechanics and wave mechanics, Group theory of atomic and molecular structures, HMO theory, Approximation methods.
AMS 636 Composite Materials 3 Fundamental theory of structures, applications and processing of composite materials, Analysis of elasticity, mechanical and thermal behavior of composite materials reinforced with particle, short fiber and continuous fiber by classical lamination theory, Eshelby's equivalent inclusion method, Hashin's theory and harmonic function.
AMS 637 Physical Metallurgy 3 Crystal structures and defects of metals, Phase relation and transformation, Plastic deformation and heat treatment, Other theories and applications for physical metallurgy.
AMS 638 Plasticity 3 Stress and strain, Stress-strain relations, Deformation mechanisms, Elasticity and plasticity, Yield conditions.
AMS 639 Amorphous Metallic Alloys 3 Theories and practices on manufacturing processes, structures, and various physical properties of amorphous metallic alloys.
AMS 640 Crystal Growth 3 Theories and practices on Classification and techniques of crystal growth, Heat flow, Nucleation and growth, Characterization of grown crystals.
AMS 641 Inorganic Amorphous Materials 3 Manufacturing processes, Structure of glasses, Property-structure relations, Kinetics of devitrification.
AMS 642 Ceramic Processing 3 Theories and applications on forming, densification and design of ceramics.
AMS 643 Ceramic Chemistry 3 Synthesis methods and applications of inorganic materials such as semiconductors, dielectrics, magnetic materials, catalyst materials, and other special glasses.
AMS 644 Thermal Analysis 3 Measurement methods and theories of thermal behaviors of ceramics and polymers.
AMS 645 Dielectric Materials Ⅰ 3 Fundamental principles of dielectrics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, antiferroelectrics, etc.
AMS 646 Dielectric Materials Ⅱ 3 Classification, manufacturing processes, experimental methods, optical properties, and applications of dielectrics.
AMS 647 Magnetic Materials Ⅰ 3 Principles of diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism,magnetic resonance, etc.
AMS 648 Magnetic Materials Ⅱ 3 Measurement techniques of magnetic properties, Manufacturing methods and applications of ferromagnetic materials.
AMS 649 Semiconducting Materials Ⅰ 3 Purification of semiconducting materials, Growth of single crystals, Epitaxial growth, Theories and practices on characterization of wafers and epi-wafers.
AMS 650 Semiconducting Materials Ⅱ 3 Theories on structures, physical, electrical and optical properties of semiconducting materials, Principles of manufacturing techniques and functions of optoelectronic semiconductor devices.
AMS 651 Fine Ceramics 3 Theories on structures and manufacturing techniques of fine ceramics, Applications of fine ceramics to electronic and inorgarnic materials.
AMS 652 Ceramic Chemical Sensors 3 Study the sensing principles and applications of oxide semiconductor-type and electrochemical-type chemical sensors. In oxide semiconductor-type gas sensors, the design of gas sensitivity and selectivity using various oxide nano structures such as nanoparticles, nanorods, nanotubes are treated. In electrochemical gas sensors, potentiometric, limiting current-type, zirconia air-fuel ratio, mixed potential-type and environmental gas sensors will be covered.
AMS 653 Ceramic Processing for Electronic Components 3 Chip-type passive components and modules such as Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC), chip resistors, chip inductors, Low Temperature Cofired Ceramics (LTCC) are of great importance in modern electronic industry. In this lecture, various pre-sintering processing issues for the fabrication of electroceramic components will be studied. The preparation and characterization of ceramic powder, slurry formation, tape casting, binder burnout,electroding, and lamination will be covered.
AMS 654 Defect Chemistry for Electroceramics 3 Study the crystal structure, defect formation, defect species, defect concentration of electroceramics as a function of temperatures and oxygen partial pressures in order to understand the electronic and ionic conduction behaviors. The applications such as solid oxide fuel cell, Li-ion battery, chemical sensor, dielectrics, oxide semiconductor will be discussed. Finally, complex impedance spectroscopy, a powerful tool to deconvolute the conductions in grain interior, grain boundary and electrode, will be studied.
AMS 655 Applied Superconductors I 3 This lecture and seminar discusses the impact of recent superconducting materials research, indicating research goals which appear realistic and, if reached, would enable diverse real applications.
AMS 656 Applied Superconductors II 3 This lectures is primarily concerned with superconducting magnets associated with use of cryogens.
AMS 657 Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics 3 The course provides the students with a deeper knowledge in the field of thermodynamics with an emphasis on chemical aspects. Reactions, equilibria, phase diagrams and thermodynamic parameters such as activity of multicomponent system are discussed. In addition, electrochemical thermodynamics is provided.
AMS 658 Wetting and Joining 3 In this course, estimation methods of surface and interfacial energies are provided. As applications, solid-liquid wetting phenomena and joining technologies are studied.
AMS 659 Nanoelectronics 3 With its continued and sustained growth in the past several decades, current electronics technology is now faced with fundamental physical limits. Nanoelectronics or quantum electronics, a new electronics technology based on quantum mechanics, is expected to solve the fundamental problems. In this class, various types of nanoelectronics are introduced and their operating principles, advantages and drawbacks, and future directions are discussed. Furthermore, key advanced materials and their roles in nanoelectronics are emphasized.
AMS 660 Electron Transport Theory 3 Characteristics of all electronic devices are determined by how electrons transport in material structures. This course will cover electron transport theory and its applications. It will let students understand the fundamental mechanism of the ballistic and diffusive conduction. It will introduce Landauer formula, quantum hall effect, single electron tunneling and many interesting topics of electron transport in a confined system. It is useful for students who perform experimental works by providing the knowledge of how to measure and its principles.
AMS 661 Light Emitting Diodes 3 Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are of great technological importance for their applications in full colour display, traffic signal, in particular, for a light-source for solid-state lighting. This course covers history of LEDs, their electrical and optical properties, radiative and non-radiative recombination. In addition, ways of high internal efficiency LED designs, high extraction efficiency structures, and application of infrared and visible-spectrum LEDs in silica fiber, plastic fiber, and free-space communication are described and discussed. Finally, the course is designed to help students understand problems incurred during LED operation and learn how to design materials for improving device performance.
AMS 662 Spintronics 3 The course will cover the fundamental theories of spintronics and its application in modern science. The spintronics is a research field of electronic device in which not only charge but also its spin has specified functions. The course will introduce the Valet-Fert theory and the Boltzmann equation which describe the relationship between spin current and spin accumulation. It also covers spin dynamics induced by spin-transfer effect, Rashba effect, quantum automata, spin transistor, and spin-FET using 2DEG gas. It is useful for the insight they offer and more rigorous applications, often involving powerful next generation devices.
AMS 663 Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials 3 The lecture will describe the theory and the application for the fundamental electromagnetics, various magnetism and phenomenon, magnetic domain, fine-particle and magnetic thin film materials. It will also discuss the application of high-density recording materials, magneto-optic recording technology and materials, and magneto-resistance phenomenon and materials which are recently developed.
AMS 664 Thermal Design and Analysis 3 The number of electronic devices in a given volume increases very rapidly, as was demonstrated by Moore's law for the last several decades. One serious problem related with the rapid increase of the device density is the increase of the device temperature due to a large amount of heat generation in a limited volume. As the performance and reliability deteriorate with increasing temperature, it is important to maintain the device temperature below a certain level through thermal design and analysis. Next generation electronics, which consumes less power and is important in addressing this issue, is examined with particular emphasis being placed on the basic theory and current status of the technology development.
AMS 665 Nano and Microlithography 3 The basic principles and overall process of photolithography, which is the key technology to fabricate semiconductor integrated circuit, display device, MEMS device and micro-fluidics device will be covered in this subject along with EUV lithography and immersion lithography. Next generation nano-patterning technologies, including nano-imprinting lithography, direct transfer lithography, nanoimprint lithography and dip pen lithography will be introduced. The subject will also cover basic principles and possible applications of above new patterning technologies.
AMS 666 Luminescent Materials and Their Application 3 Luminescent materials, also called a phosphor, is a solid which converts certain types of energy into electromagnetic radiation over and above thermal radiation. These materials can be applied in many types of display such as lamp, CRT, PDP and FED and they are very important future materials. In this lecture, the basic principles of luminescent and the many kinds of luminescent materials, which are used in lamp, CRT, PDP and FED, will be introduced.
AMS 667 Introduction to Secondary Batteries 3 In this graduate level class, basic concepts of the secondary battery, which is a main energy source for portable electronic devices, are studied. This class includes the electrochemical reactions involved during charge-discharge of the batteries and mechanism of the capacity fading during service. In particular, more attention will be given to the structural and electrochemical properties of the anode, cathode, and electrolyte, which have been considered as major targets to improve battery performance.
AMS 669 Fuel Cell Systems 3 This lecture deals firstly with the fundamentals of fuel cell systems, such as their historical backgrounds, basic principles, and classification, secondly with the materials for the components of various fuel cells, and finally with electrochemistry necessary for understanding of fuel cell systems.
AMS 701 Topics on Advanced Materials Properties I 3 Special topics on understanding of processing - property - microstructure relationship in advanced materials.
AMS 702 Topics on Advanced Materials Properties II 3 Special topics on applications of advanced materials based on the processing - property - microstructure optimization.
AMS 703 Topics on Advanced Materials Properties III 3 Special topics on characterization and evaluation of advanced materials.
AMS 704 Topics on Advanced Materials Processing I 3 This lecture comprises seminars on the basic of advanced materials processing.
AMS 705 Topics on Advanced Materials Processing II 3 This lecture comprises seminars on new processes of advanced materials processing.
AMS 706 Topics on Advanced Materials Processing III 3 This lecture comprises seminars on the application of advanced materials processing.
AMS 707 Topics on Electrical and Magnetic Materials I 3 This class is designed for the students in the field of electrical and magnetic properties of materials. Selected technical papers will be given for discussion.
AMS 708 Topics on Electrical and Magnetic Materials II 3 Selected research papers in recent spintronics will be discussed.
AMS 709 Topics on Electrical and Magnetic Materials III 3 Selected research papers in magnetic storage will be discussed.
AMS 710 Topics on the Electrical Properties of Materials I 3 The bases on electromagnetic properties of organic & polymeric materials will be discussed with seminar.
AMS 711 Topics on the Electrical Properties of Materials I 3 Current topics of electrical properties of organic & polymeric materials will be discussed with seminar.
AMS 712 Topics on the Electrical Properties of Materials III 3 Organic and polymeric materials applied to semiconductor, display, fuel cell and so on will be discussed with seminar.
AMS 801 Research in Advanced Materials Properties I 3 The general properties of the recently developed metallic, composite, powder and nano materials will be investigated and discussed.
AMS 802 Research in Advanced Materials Properties II 3 The relation between properties and phase transformations of various recently developed materials will be discussed.
AMS 803 Research in Advanced Materials Processing I 3 Studies recent development of advanced materials in various engineering fields through recently published papers.
AMS 804 Research in Advanced Materials Processing II 3 Dicuss recent development of advanced materials in processing engineering fields.
AMS 805 Research in Electrical and Magnetic Materials I 3 Discusses recent R & D topics in electronic, magnetic, and optical materials as well as their applications.
AMS 806 Research in Electrical and Magnetic Materials II 3 Reviews advanced electronic, magnetic, and optical materials applied in IT, NT, BT and ET.
AMS 807 Reserch on the Electrical Properties of Materials I 3 The outcome of R & D for electronic materials will be discussed.
AMS 808 Reserch on the Electrical Properties of Materials II 3 The technical and R & D trend for microelectronic packaging materials will be discussed.