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Exam schedule SERP-CHEM 2014-2015 (download )

Courses Timetable SERP-CHEM 2014-2015 (download )


Available teaching courses

Valid both for students of the Master degree in "Material Science and Engineering"
and of the ERASMUS MUNDUS SERP-CHEM

 

ECTS

hours

  Course topics

Quantum Mechanics

5 ECTS

42

Phenomenology: photoelectric effect, electron diffraction, wave particle dualism

Wave equation and probability

Schroedinger equation and its applications

The uncertainty principle

The hydrogen atom

Intrinsic spin and the Stern Gerlach experiment

Identical particles and the Pauli exclusion principle

Physical Chemistry

6

54

Introduction to colloid and surface chemistry.
Sedimentation and diffusion
Solution thermodynamics: osmotic and Donnan equilibria
Surface tension and contact angle
van der Waals forces
Experimental techniques in powder X-ray diffractometry
Powder pattern analysis: indexing and phase identification
The Rietvel method and structural refinement of a known structural model
The use of crystallographic software in practical laboratory activities (2-3 experiences)

 


Microscopic and Spectroscopic Characterization of Materials

 



6



60

 

The scanning and transmission electron microscopes;

Diffraction principles and image formation; WDS, EDS and EELS Spectrometry and quantitative analysis of samples; Contrast types and enhancement methods; Kikuchi patterns; Scanning Tunneling Microscopy;

Introduction to photon and electron based spectroscopies:

photoemission (XPS) and Auger Electron spectroscopies.

Material Science

 

5

40

Crystallography, direct and reciprocal lattice

Phonons and thermal properties

Molecules, pi and sigma bonds, Lewis theory , VSPR, organometallic complexes

Band structure of solids, and electronic properties of materials

Defects - Surface phenomena

Corrosion and Electrochemistry


5

40

Fundamental mechanisms of corrosion, methods of control and prevention

Correlation between morphology and corrosion phenomena

Mechanism of chemical and electrochemical reactions involved in corrosion nucleation

Electrodeposition, main types of cells, characteristics and applications

Inhibition and control of corrosion


Technology Instrumentation and materials for Energy and environment

 

6

48

Technologies and materials (adsorbent, catalysts) for purification of waste gases from power stations and vehicles, for production and reprocessing of nuclear fuels, and for production of silicon and to be used in photovoltaics are described.

Analytical techniques for characterization of such materials are also described and disussed.

Ceramic Materials

6

48

Synthesis of highly dispersed ceramic materials

Dense ceramic materials

Structural, electronic and thermal properties

Defects and thermodynamic control of vacancy concentration

Surface chemical properties

Industrial applications





Surface science and nanostructuring at surfaces

 

6




48

Introduction to surfaces: structure, electronic states

Vibrational and electronic excitations

Introduction to the nanoworld

Experimental methods for the investigation and manipulation of nanostructures

Artificial nanostructures (nanotubes, quantum dots, selfassembled structures)

Inorganic Functional and Structural Materials

 

5

48

Principal techniques for the synthesis of amorphous and polycristalline materials

Kinetics and mechanisms in solid state reactions

Epitactic and topotactic reactions

Sol-gel processes and precursors. Hydrothermal synthesis. Thin film and
coating: CVD, PVD; sputtering. Intercalation compounds. Nanostructured inorganic materials. Lead-free solder materials. Hydrogen Storage for automotive applications. Fuel cells: PEM, SOFC, AFC,PAFC,MCF.

Organic Chemistry

2

20

 Experimental techniques and methods in Organic Chemistry

       
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