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Course module: 193700040
AMM- Inorganic Materials Science
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Course module193700040
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. C. Baeumer
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dr. C. Baeumer
Contactperson for the course
dr. C. Baeumer
Lecturer E.P. Houwman
Lecturer G. Koster
prof. M. Morales Masis
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
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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, mixed electronic/ionic conductors, and optoelectronic materials). The course consists of multiple parts: 1 group theory of crystal symmetry, 2a) Landau theory (e.g., ferroelectrics), 2b) Optoelectronic materials and 3a) defect chemistry (e.g., ionic and electronic transport properties), 3b) Magnetism . Students can choose either 2a or 2b and either 3a) or 3b) depending on the focus of their studies, and all students take part in 1). 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.
Consists of Partial Exam 1 (33%) Partial Exam 2A or 2B (33%) and Partial exam 3 A or 1B  (33%). Resit is 1 combined exam. Homework and group presentations can make up to 10% of the final grade.
Assumed previous knowledge
Mandatory: Chemistry & Technology of Inorganic Materials
Participating study
Master Chemical Engineering
Participating study
Master Nanotechnology
Participating study
Master Applied Physics
Required materials
R. Tilley, Understanding solids: the science of materials, Wiley. Second (2013) or third (2021) edition. Preference for third edition
Recommended materials
Carter & Norton, Ceramic materials: science and engineering, Springer 2013
M. Fox, Optical Properties of Solids. Oxford University press, 2010, Second edition
J.I. Pankove, Optical Properties in Semiconductors, Dover Publications, 2010
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