Department of Applied Physical Sciences

244 Chapman Hall, CB# 3216; (919) 843-9334

ED SAMULSKI, Interim Chair

The Department of Applied Physical Sciences was created to expand interdisciplinary research and teaching by strengthening an intellectual climate in which science is collaborative and focused on applications. The department has connections among disciplinary departments across the natural sciences. The graduate program in materials science (M.S. and Ph.D.) is housed in the department. The following undergraduate courses also are offered.


APPL–Applied Sciences

APPL 390 Special Topics in Applied Physical Sciences (.5–12). Permission of the instructor. Advanced specialty topics in applied physical sciences for undergraduates.

APPL 420 Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (CHEM 420) (3). See CHEM 420 for description.

APPL 421 Synthesis of Polymers (CHEM 421) (3). See CHEM 421 for description.

APPL 422 Physical Chemistry of Polymers (CHEM 422) (3). See CHEM 422 for description.

APPL 423 Intermediate Polymer Chemistry (CHEM 423) (3). See CHEM 423 for description.

APPL 470 Fundamentals of Materials Science (CHEM 470) (3). See CHEM 470 for description.

APPL 472 Chemistry and Physics of Electronic Materials Processing (CHEM 472, PHYS 472) (3). See PHYS 472 for description.

APPL 473 Chemistry and Physics of Surfaces (CHEM 473) (3). See CHEM 473 for description.

APPL 491L Materials Laboratory I (PHYS 491L) (2). See PHYS 491L for description.

APPL 492L Materials Laboratory II (PHYS 492L) (2). See PHYS 492L for description.

APPL 520L Polymer Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 520L) (2). See CHEM 520L for description.

APPL 573 Introductory Solid State Physics (PHYS 573) (3). See PHYS 573 for description.

MTSC–Material Science

MTSC 615 Structure of Solids (3). Crystallography, reciprocal lattices, Bloch waves, band structure, electronic wave functions, phonons, thermal expansion. Superlattice structures, including liquid crystals. Overview of properties of ceramic, amorphous, polymeric, and composite materials.