10.520 / 10.420 Molecular Aspects of Chemical Engineering

Fall 2004

A hydrogen bond complex above a carbon nanotube tip.

Five water molecules forming a H-bonded complex just above a carbon nanotube tip. The HOMO is confined to the nanotube only. The presence of polar water molecules enhances field-emission current from nanotube tip. Calculations performed with MS Modeling's DMol3. (Image courtesy of Accelrys, www.accelrys.com.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of assignments.

Course Description

This class covers molecular-level engineering and analysis of chemical processes. The use of chemical bonding, reactivity, and other key concepts in the design and tailoring of organic systems are discussed in this class. Specific class topics include application and development of structure-property relationships, and descriptions of the chemical forces and structural factors that govern supramolecular and interfacial phenomena for molecular and polymeric systems.
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Prof. Paula Hammond

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session


Undergraduate / Graduate