Applied Science and Technology (AST)


AST C210 X-rays and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2009
This course explores modern developments in the physics and applications of x-rays and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation. It begins with a review of electromagnetic radiation at short wavelengths including dipole radiation, scattering and refractive index, using a semi-classical atomic model. Subject matter includes the generation of x-rays with synchrotron radiation, high harmonic generation, x-ray free electron lasers, laser-plasma sources.
Spatial and temporal coherence concepts are explained. Optics appropriate for this spectral region are described. Applications include nanoscale and astrophysical imaging, femtosecond and attosecond probing of electron dynamics in molecules and solids, EUV lithography, and materials characteristics.
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AST C225 Thin-Film Science and Technology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Thin-film nucleation and growth, microstructural evolution and reactions. Comparison of thin-film deposition techniques. Characterization techniques. Processing of thin films by ion implantation and rapid annealing. Processing-microstructure-property-performance relationships in the context of applications in information storage, ICs, micro-electromechanical systems and optoelectronics.

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AST C239 Partially Ionized Plasmas 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2007
Introduction to partially ionized, chemically reactive plasmas, including collisional processes, diffusion, sources, sheaths, boundaries, and diagnostics. DC, RF, and microwave discharges. Applications to plasma-assisted materials processing and to plasma wall interactions.

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AST C295R Applied Spectroscopy 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2007, Spring 2002
After a brief review of quantum mechanics and semi-classical theories for the interaction of radiation with matter, this course will survey the various spectroscopies associated with the electromagnetic spectrum, from gamma rays to radio waves. Special emphasis is placed on application to research problems in applied and engineering sciences. Graduate researchers interested in systematic in situ process characterization, analysis, or discovery
are best served by this course.
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AST 299 Individual Study or Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Spring 2018
Investigations of advanced problems in applied science and technology. Sponsored by Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Center.

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