Course detail

Structure and properties of inorganic materials I

FCH-MCO_SAM1Acad. year: 2020/2021

Perfect and real crystal, interaction of electromagnetic waves with crystal, crystallochemistry, binding forces in solid state mater, noncrystalline materials, electrical, magnetical, optical, heat and mechanical properties of materials.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of structure, properties of ideal crystal and classification of crystalline structures.
Knowledge of the classification and nature of disturbances in the real crystal and their relation to the properties of the crystals.
Knowledge of structure, properties and formation of non-crystalline inorganic substances
Knowledge of binding forces in solids
Knowledge of electrical properties of solids and their relation to the structure.
Knowledge of magnetic properties of solids and their relation to the structure.
Knowledge of thermal and optical properties of solids and their relation to the structure.


Basic knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and materials physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Beiser A.: Concepts of Modern Physics. Mc Graw Hill, New York 1995. (EN)
Kratochvíl B.: Chemie a fyzika pevných látek I. VŠCHT Praha, Praha 1994. (CS)
Kratochvíl B. a kol.: Základy fyziky a chemie pevných látek II. VŠCHT Praha, Praha 1990. (CS)
Ibach H. H., Lüth H.: Solid state physics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 1991. (EN)
Kraus I.: Struktura a vlastnosti krystalů. Academia, Praha 1993. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The examination is oral with a period of 30 minutes for preparation. There is examinated and evaluated the knowledge of theoretical as well as practical methods of study structure and properties of inorganic materials and orientation in contemporary trends. The volume of the knowledge required is similar to that of lectures content.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Ideal crystal
2. Interaction of electromagnetical waves with crystal
3. Crystallochemistry
4. Real crystal
5. Binding forces in solids
6. Noncrystalline materials
7. Electric properties of materials - conductors
8. Electric properties of materials - semiconductors
9. Electric properties of materials - nonconductors and superconductors
10. Magnetic properties of materials
11. Optical properties of materials
12. Heat properties of materials
13. Mechanical properties of materials


The subject gives to students the most important and comprehensive knowledge of structure of inorganic crystalline and amorphous materials and especially about the relation of their structure and properties.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Teaching is not checked during the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer