Inorganic Materials Chemistry
CEITEC VUT-C7780Acad. year: 2020/2021
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will learn:
the basic principles of structural chemistry and generic structural types of solid state compounds, they will be able to apply them to other structural problems;
mechanical, thermal, optical, electric, and magnetic properties of materials in correlation to their structure and judge new materials properties;
to employ a variety of physico-chemical methods for the characterization of structure, morphology and properties of materials;
to understand principles of classical solid-state and new soft synthetic techniques for variety of materials;
to apply these synthetic methods to the fabrication new compounds and new morphologies.
Thorough knowledge of principles and facts covered by the courses of General, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry is required.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
SCHUBERT, Ulrich a Nicola HÜSING. Synthesis of Inorganic Materials. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2000. 396 s. ISBN 3-527-29550-X. (EN)
MÜLLER, Ulrich. Inorganic Structural Chemistry. 2. vyd. John Wiley & Sons., 1993. ISBN 0-471-93717-7. (EN)
CALLISTER, William D., Jr. Materials Science and Engineering, An Introduction. 4. vyd. John Wiley and Sons, 1997. ISBN 0-471-13459-7. (EN)
SMART, Lesley a Elaine MOORE. Solid state chemistry : an introduction. 2nd ed. London: Chapman & Hall, 1995. xiv, 379 s. ISBN 0-412-62220-3. (EN)
SEGAL, David. Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Ceramic Materials. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1989. ISBN 0-521-35436-6. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course taught in English. It consists of 14 lectures of 50 minutes each. Course materials, such as lecture slides, supplementary articles, tables, are available to students in the Information System of Masaryk University. Additional relevant lectures by visiting professors under INNOLEC program are part of the course in particular cases.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
There are 3 graded homeworks during the semester. At the end of the course every student will give a short presentation on a selected topic concerning materials chemistry. Written final exam worth 100 pts, minimum 50 pts to pass. Weights: final test 75%, homeworks 15%, presentation 10%.
Language of instruction
1. Introduction, Materials Science, Materials Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis of Materials.
2. Basic Structural Chemistry. Inorganic Structure Types. Metals, Ionic, and Covalent Compounds. Defects.
3. Physico-chemical Methods of Materials Characterization.
4. Electronic Structure of Solids, Chemical Bonding, Band Theory.
5. Electrical, Mechanical, Thermal, Optical, Magnetic Properties of Materials.
6. Direct Reaction of Solids, Kinetics, Synthesis of Spinel.
7. Carbothermal Reduction, Self-Sustaining Reactions, Combustion Reactions, Polymer Pyrolysis, Mechanochemical Synthesis, Microwave-Assisted Synthesis.
8. Dry High-Pressure Methods, Detonation Reactions, Diamond Synthesis, Hard Materials.
9. Vapor Phase Transport, Aerosol Routes, Flame Hydrolysis.
10. Precursor Methods, Flux or Molten Salt Method, Ionic Liquids, Sonochemical Synthesis.
11. Sol-Gel Methods, Hydrothermal Synthesis.
12. Zeolites, Mesoporous Materials, Layered Materials, Intercalation.
13. Growth of Single Crystals.
14. Synthesis of Thin Films, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Self-Assembled Monolayers.
15. Nanostructured Materials.
This course covers the basic principles of Materials Chemistry with the emphasis on inorganic materials. The lecture focuses on the relation between structure and properties of materials. Synthetic methods are grouped according to the physical state of reactants: solid, liquid, and gaseous. Fabrication methods of different shapes, such as fibers, thin films, and nanoparticles, are also covered.