Academic Year 2015/2016 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff: Graziella MALANDRINO
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
Taught classes: 48 hours
Term / Semester:

Detailed Course Content

Solid state classifications from perfect crystals to real crystals. Crystal defects: point defects, linear defects and planar defects. Solid description of binary compound and complex oxides such as perovskites and spinels using the compact packing, unit cell and linked polyhedra approaches. Materials properties relation to particular crystalline structures. Electrical properties and perovskitic structures: superconductors, dielectrics and ferroelectrics. Magnetic properties and spinel structures. Basics of various synthetic procedures will be addressed such as solid state reaction synthesis, metalorganic chemical vapour deposition, sol-gel, physical vapour deposition. Basics of X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy techniques.

Textbook Information

Miessler, Tarr, Chimica Inorganica, 2011, Piccin.

The course issues do not allow the use of a unique reference book. Didactic materials, such as slides files and book chapters will be selected and/or provided to the students.