Undergraduate Course: Advanced Materials Chemistry (CHEM10058)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||A course on Advanced Materials Chemistry
A lecture course covering advanced aspects of modern materials chemistry including the design, synthesis, properties and applications of a wide range of materials. Particular emphasis is given to electronic materials (conductors, semiconductors and superconductors), magnetic materials, cement materials and polymers. The course comprises individual lecture courses on: Ionic Materials, Electronic Materials, Magnetic Materials, Polymer Materials and Cement Materials.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
||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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and discuss common structural types of ionic materials, defect chemistry and ionic conductivity when applied to fast ion-conductors, batteries, fuel cells and sensors
- 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.
- Interpret magnetic susceptibility data for paramagnets, antiferromagnets and ferromagnets and determine the sign and strength of exchange interactions from such data and interpret CMR.
- Understand and discuss the main polymer forming processes, and advanced aspects of the mechanisms of the reactions involved.
- Understand and discuss the high temperature chemistry, phase relations and hydration processes in cement materials.
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Note-taking skills
2. Numerical data interpretation and analysis
3. Unseen problem solving skills
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Kirk
Tel: (0131 6)50 4724
|Course secretary||Mr Craig Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 4710