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3.60 Symmetry, Structure, and Tensor Properties of Materials, Fall 2005

Schematic of molecular crystal structure.
Crystal structure of the cuprate compound Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ or Bi2212, showing the copper (purple)–oxygen (black) layer responsible for superconductivity. (Image courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of video lectures, plus many readings and assignments.

Course Description

This course covers the derivation of symmetry theory; lattices, point groups, space groups, and their properties; use of symmetry in tensor representation of crystal properties, including anisotropy and representation surfaces; and applications to piezoelectricity and elasticity.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm, .mp3.

 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Bernhardt Wuensch

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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