Part 1: An Introduction to Materials Science

- Structure of materials roadmap
- States of matter and bonding

Part 2: Descriptors

- Descriptors: concept and function
- Free volume
- Pair distribution function

Part 3: Glasses

- Glass processing methods
- Continuous network model
- Network modifiers

Part 4: Polymers

- Random walk model
- Chain-to-chain end distance
- Order and disorder in polymers

Part 5: An Introduction to the Crystalline State

- Translational symmetry
- The crystalline state in 2D
- The crystalline state in 3D

Part 6: Real and Reciprocal Space

- Miller indices
- Real space
- Reciprocal space

Part 7: X-Ray Diffraction

- Bragg’s Law
- Diffraction examples

Part 8: Symmetry in 2D Crystals

- Translation, mirror, glide and rotation symmetry

Part 9: Point groups in 2D

- Allowed rotational symmetries in crystals

The 10 2D point groups

- An introduction to crystallographic notation

Part 10: Plane groups in 2D

- The five 2D lattice types
- The 17 plane groups in 2D

Part 11: Symmetry in 3D Crystals

- Inversion, Roto-Inversion, and Roto-reflection
- Screw symmetry

Part 12: 3D Space Point groups

- Space point groups
- Stereographic projection

Part 13: 3D Space Groups

- Crystal lattices
- Space groups

Part 14: An Introduction to Tensors

- Symmetry constraints on materials properties
- Coordinate transformation

Part 15: Quasi, Plastic, and Liquid Crystals

- Quasi crystals
- An introduction to plastic and liquid crystals
- Liquid crystal descriptors
- Liquid crystal applications

Part 16: Introduction to Point Defects

- Thermodynamics of point defects
- Vacancies, interstitials, solid solutions and nonequilibrium defects

Part 17: Ionic Point Defects & Diffusion

- Kröger-Vink notation
- Extrinsic defects
- Diffusion

Part 18: Dislocations and Deformation

Part 19: Strengthening & Surface Energy

- Strengthening Mechanisms
- Surface free energy
- Wulff shape

Part 20: 2-Dimensional Defects

- Surface defects
- Stacking faults
- Grain boundaries
- Surface reconstruction
- Linear defects in liquid crystals