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CM3036: SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

This course introduces students to the fascinating properties of inorganic materials through a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory experiments. An introduction to crystallography and crystal diffraction is given.  The students will also learn about solid state synthesis and the properties of important solid state materials such as high temperature superconductors, zeolites and ferroelectric materials.

In the laboratory practicals the students will synthesise some of the key materials described within the course such as coloured glass, high temperature superconductors and photocatalysts. Students will also gain hands on experience in powder X-ray diffraction.




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jorg Feldmann

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of CM2007 Shapes, Properties & Reactions of Molecules (Passed) or CM2009 Shapes, Properties & Reactions of Molecules (Passed) or CM2516 Shapes, Properties and Reactions of Molecules (Passed)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course deals with the crystalline state and will provide theoretical and practical coverage of crystal structures and methods for their characterisation. The concepts of solid state synthesis, and the applications to chemistry will be introduced. Key concepts include:

  • Crystal symmetry
  • X-ray, Neutron and electron diffraction
  • Perovskites - structure and properties
  • Solid state synthetic methods.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Environmental Chemistry
  • BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry)
  • Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas

Contact Teaching Time

88 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 4 Science Laboratories during University weeks 13 - 17
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 13
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 14 - 17

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