To develop an awareness of key thermodynamic, , physical, electronic and optical properties of solid-state materials, and how they can be measured and understood in a chemical context. To develop an appreciation of the relationship between the structure (at the atomic level) and properties of a material by exploring the properties of polymorphs of a single substance and examining how doping can tune the properties of a material. To introduce students to the fundamental principles behind the function and the development of basic electronic devices.
By the end of the module the student should be able to: Describe the structures of simple binary and ternary inorganic solids; Describe the structures of molecular materials; Understand the concept of crystal symmetry; Understand and use quantitative measure of physical, mechanical and thermodynamic properties; Discuss concepts of bonding in the solid state; Understand the behaviour of electrons in different types of solid state structure; Relate the structures of solid-state materials to their electronic and physical properties.
5 weeks, 17hrs contact time ( lectures - 3hrs a week, turtorials 2x 1hr). 58 hours of directed study.
Pre-requisites: CH160, CH162
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|7.5 CATS (Module code: CH268-7.5)|
|B (Examination only)||Solid State Materials||100%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||Assessed work for visiting/exchange students||100%|
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