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Undergraduate Course: Chemistry of Functional Materials Level 11 (CHEM11037)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA lecture course covering the design, synthesis, properties and applications of a wide range of functional materials. Particular emphasis is given to electronic materials (conductors, semiconductors and superconductors), magnetic materials, meso- and microporous solids and polymers. The course comprises individual lecture courses on: The Electronic Properties of Solids, Organic Polymer Chemistry, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Electronic Structure of Solids and Transition Metal Oxides. Either the Level 10 or Level 11 version of this course (as specified in the degree programme tables) is a compulsory requirement for Year 4/5 students on degrees in Chemistry with Materials Chemistry, but can be taken by Year 4/5 students on any Chemistry degree programme.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Chemistry 3A (CHEM09005) AND Chemistry 3B (CHEM09006) AND Chemistry 3P Practical and Transferable Skills (CHEM09007)) OR ( Chemical Physics 3S1 (CHPH09007) AND Chemical Physics 3S2 (CHPH09006) AND CP3 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHPH09005))
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Chemistry of Functional Materials Level 10 (CHEM10041)
Other requirements (Must include a weighted average of Grade C or higher in all Chemistry 3 courses AND a weighted average of Grade D or higher in Chemistry 3A and Chemistry 3B, at the first attempt) OR (Must include a weighted average of Grade C or higher in all Chemical Physics 3 courses AND a weighted average of Grade D or higher in all Chemical Physics 3 courses with degree examinations, at the first attempt); or with the permission of Head of School.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One degree exam of 3 hours.

(Visiting Student Variant Assessment
One degree exam of 3 hours at the end of Semester 1.)
Feedback Each lecture course has an associated tutorial. This will provide students with practice at problem-solving and tackling exam-like questions. It is also an opportunity for students to discuss any issues pertaining to the lecture course.
Additional pre-exam revision sessions and/or individual meetings will be offered by the lecturers.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. - use band theory in the form of the free electron model and the tight-binding approximation to describe the electronic structure of solids including superconductors
  2. - calculate the magnetic moment of lanthanide and orbitally quenched transition metal ions from their electronic configuration
  3. - interpret magnetic susceptibility data for paramagnets, antiferromagnets and ferromagnets and determine the sign and strength of exchange interactions from such data and interpret CMR
  4. - describe the structure, properties, synthesis and characterisation of microporous and mesoporous materials
  5. - understand and discuss the main polymer forming processes, and advanced aspects of the mechanisms of the reactions involved
Reading List
Solid State Chemistry, L. Smart and E. Moore, Chapman and Hall.
Basic Solid State Chemistry, A.R. West, Wiley.
Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications, A.R. West, Wiley.
Solid State Chemistry: Techniques and Compounds (two books), A.K.Cheetham and P. Day, Clarendon.
New Directions in Solid State Chemistry, C.N.R. Rao and J. Gopalakrishnan, Cambridge.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Note-taking skills
Numerical data interpretation and analysis
Unseen problem solving skills
Additional Class Delivery Information 30 hours lectures + 6 hours tutorials, at times arranged.
Course organiserProf John Attfield
Tel: (0131 6)51 7229
Course secretaryMr Craig Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 4710
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