Spring 2020 - CHEM 440 D100

Solid State Materials Chemistry (3)

Class Number: 3516

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3220, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Zuo-guang Ye
    zye@sfu.ca
    1-778-782-8064
  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 340 with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The study of the detailed chemistry of solid state inorganic materials in terms of crystal structures, bonding, preparative methods, analytical and characterization techniques, mixed valence states, solid solutions, defects and non-stoichiometry, molecular mechanisms of the optical, electronic, ionic, magnetic and dielectric properties, and materials applications in advanced technology. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Combined graduate course: CHEM 740 - Solid State Materials Chemistry (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 340, or Permission of the Instructor.

3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week

Topics:
1. Crystal structures, symmetry and properties.
2. Bonding in solids, molecular orbitals and band structures.
3. Solid state synthetic methods and applications of phase diagrams.
4. X-ray diffraction and other analytical and characterization techniques.
5. Crystal defects, non-stoichiometry and solid solutions.
6. Transition metal oxides and mixed valence states.
7. Electronic and ionic properties.
8. Dielectric and ferroelectric properties.
9. Magnetic and optical properties.

Grading

  • Quizzes 20%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Term Paper/Seminar 20%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Anthony R. West. Solid State Chemistry and its Applications. 2nd Edition. 2014. Publisher: Wiley.
ISBN: 9781119942948

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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