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Course module: 193700040
AMM- Inorganic Materials Science
Course infoSchedule
Course module193700040
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. C. Baeumer
dr. C. Baeumer
Contactperson for the course
dr. C. Baeumer
Lecturer E.P. Houwman
Lecturer G. Koster
Lecturer A.J.H.M. Rijnders
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The aim is to provide knowledge of fundamental aspects of the structure/composition in relation to the properties and performance of advanced inorganic materials.
This course will address the relationship between the structure/composition and properties of advanced inorganic materials. Advanced materials are novel or modified materials with new or enhanced properties that help cope with the increased demands in technological applications. These are, amongst others, electronic applications (dielectrics and ferroelectrics), optical applications (transparent conducting oxides) and materials for energy production and storage (ionic conductors, and mixed electronic/ionic conductors). The course consists of multiple parts: 1) Landau theory (e.g., ferroelectrics), 2a) defect chemistry (e.g., ionic and electronic transport properties), 2b) Magnetism and 3) group theory of crystal symmetry (e.g., ferroelectrics). Students can choose either 2a) or 2b) depending on the focus of their studies, and all students take part in 1) and 3). All of these topics will be discussed using recent scientific articles to enable students to discuss advanced materials discoveries and make materials design choices for various applications.
Assumed previous knowledge
Mandatory: Chemistry & Technology of Inorganic Materials
Participating study
Participating study
Master Nanotechnology
Participating study
Master Applied Physics
Required materials
R. Tilley, Understanding solids: the science of materials, Wiley 2013
Recommended materials
Carter & Norton, Ceramic materials: science and engineering, Springer 2013
Instructional modes


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Consists of Partial Exam 1 (33%) Partial Exam 2A or 2B (33%) and Partial exam 3 (33%). Resit is 1 combined exam.

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