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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.
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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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:
This course cannot be taken with PX 3016.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 ninety-minute written examination (50%) and in-course assessment (50% which consists of 5 laboratory reports).
Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.
Informal feedback will be give to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.