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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. An introduction to the chemistry of transition metals and main group elements will be given.Students will gain hands on experience in powder X-ray diffraction and will synthesise some of the key materials described within the course during the laboratory practicals.
|First Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment (33.3% which consists of 5 laboratory reports). Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) plus carried over in-course assessment (33.3%). Only the marks obtained at first attempt can be used for Honours classification
Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.