Postgraduate Course: Materials Chemistry (PGT) (CHEM08025)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will introduce "Materials" as an area where Chemists have a leading role in the development and application of the new materials that are all pervasive in modern life. The course will explain how bulk mechanical, optical and conducting properties of materials can be related to factors such as electronic structure, crystallinity and molecular structure through an introduction to bonding in solids, band theory, crystal chemistry, materials synthesis and characterisation methods, together with examples of application in areas such as microelectronics, polymer science, catalysis and nanotechnology. Lecture material will be supported by laboratory work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Available only to PGT Materials Chemistry in discussion with Programme Director.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 24,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||one degree examination and laboratory work.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||3:00|
| The students will gain:
A knowledge of materials types and their underlying chemical structures, and methods for the synthesis and characterisation of particular types of material.
An understanding of some important materials properties, of ordering and bonding in the crystalline state and its characterisation by diffraction, and of key chemical mechanisms such as nanoparticle and macromolecule growth and catalytic activity.
An appreciation of the practical requirements for modern materials, including multicomponent systems where interfaces are important, and structure-morphology-property relationships in materials ranging from ceramics to polymers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof John Attfield
Tel: (0131 6)51 7229
|Course secretary||Ms Zoe Burger
Tel: (0131 6)50 7546