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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:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
4x lab reports - 50%
3x coursework exercises - 50%
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
Resit failed exam assessments.
Submit or resubmit missing or failed lab reports or continuous assessments if the lab or CA component overall has been failed.
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students who took the course in Academic Year 2019/20 and C8 students
Submission or resubmission of lab reports if overall lab component failed.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|