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Chemistry and Materials Science 5111 Advances in Semiconductor Materials View Details
The properties of semiconductors will be examined on the basis of solid state quantum physics. Several semiconductor modalities will be considered, including bulk and nano-structured semiconductors, surfaces and interfaces. Interactions of semiconductors with nuclear radiation, gasses and liquids will be explored.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 5311 Materials Characterization View Details
A crosss-disciplinary course in instrumental analysis and research methodology. Students choose three modules from a series of offerings that can include scanning electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, optical microscopy, paper testing, chromatography, and DNA sequencing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 1.5-1.5; or 1.5-1.5

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Chemistry and Materials Science 5511 Surface Science View Details
The chemistry and physics of solid surfaces. Emphasis on fundamental aspects of the following areas of surface science: surface crystallography and reconstruction; kinetics of gas-solid interactions; adsorption; heterogeneous catalysis; oxidation and corrosion; and nucleation and growth of thin films by physical and chemical vapour deposition.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 5711 Nanostructured Materials View Details
Students will explore the preparation, characterization and applications of nanostructured materials from a chemical perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 6010 Comprehensive Examination View Details
The comprehensive examination will assess the student's general preparedness to continue in the PhD degree and specific field in his or her chosen area of study.
Credit Weight: 0.0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 6050 Thesis Proposal and Seminar View Details
Students will be required to research and write a proposal for the work they lan to pursue for their thesis topic. As part of their participation in this course students will present a seminar on this literature review and proposal. Students must also attend seminars presented by Chemistry and Materials Science invited speakers. This non-credit course must be taken within the first three terms of the student's entry into the PhD program.
Credit Weight: 0.0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 6510 Special Topics in Materials Science View Details
Recent developments in materials science will be presented.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 6530 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry View Details
Topics may be chosen from: electrochemistry, kinetics, surface and colloid chemistry; electrical and optical aspects of molecular behaviour.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 6600 PhD Seminar First Year View Details
A compulsory seminar course for all PhD students in their first year of study. Students will be required to present one seminar and attendance for all seminars will be mandatory. It is anticipated that this required course provides a common experience for all of the students enrolled in the program and will introduce the student to a variety of research topics.
Credit Weight: 0.0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 6601 PhD Seminar Second Year View Details
A compulsory seminar course for all PhD students in their second year of study. Students will be required to present one seminar and attendance for all seminars will be mandatory. It is anticipated that this required course provides a common experience for all of the students enrolled in the program and will introduce the student to a variety of research topics.
Credit Weight: 0.0

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Chemistry and Materials Science 6901 (9900) PhD Dissertation View Details
Credit Weight: 6.0
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail

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