Emphasize the relationship between science and practical applications and industrial chemistry. Increasing the students' awareness of the importance of chemistry and science in contemporary life and industrial activity.
A solid background in chemistry is recommended.
Course contents summary
We recall some basic concepts of general chemistry such as the connection between the structure of matter and the chemical and physical properties.
Basic concepts of chemical bonding and intermolecular forces. Study of the solid state. The unit cell. Interaction between X rays and the crystal lattices. The X ray diffraction methodology as a technique for the investigation of materials. UV-visible spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy , nuclear magnetic resonance. Fluorescence and phosphorescence.
Basic concepts of electrochemistry. Lithium ions generators.
Sol gel methodology in the synthesis of colloidal materials. Gel, xerogel and aerogel. Ceramics materials.
Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. SEM, TEM, AFM and STM techniques. Termogravimetric analysis.
W. F. Smith, J. Hashemi; Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali. Mc Graw-Hill
W. D. Callister, D. G. Rethwisch, Scienza e Ingegneria dei materiali. EdiSES
Slides provided by the professor.
Assessment methods and criteria
The examination is based on a written test regarding spectroscopic
methods of analysis, and regarding the preparation of new materials
based on the sol gel process. The examination is weighted as follows:
theoretic answers of the questions 30%, application of theory to the
instrumentation methods 40% and speaking ability 30%.