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Course module: 202000636
Chemistry and Technology of Materials
Course info
Course module202000636
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact M. Huijben
Lecturer J.E. ten Elshof
dr. M.A. Hempenius
Contactperson for the course M. Huijben
Lecturer M. Huijben
Academic year2020
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The student can:

a. explain the relation between properties, structure/composition and synthesis for (in)organic materials; Explain epitaxial growth and strain within materials.
b. describe the principles of the commonly used physical vapor deposition techniques and chemical vapor deposition techniques for films; describe the principles of sol gel and sintering techniques for bulk materials.
c. apply, for a particular practical situation of a functional material in an actual device, the separation between function, properties and fabrication requirements.
The course Chemistry and technology of materials deals with the relation between material synthesis and structure/composition. It will focus on the effect of specific synthesis techniques on the achieved microstructure, which determines the material properties, and therefore, can determines specific functionalities in materials.
The course consists of lectures on the relation between microstructure and applied synthesis techniques (thin film, thick film, bulk) of inorganic materials. Various physical vapour deposition techniques as well as chemical vapour techniques for films will be discussed as well as sol gel and sintering techniques for obtaining bulk materials. The effect of strain in materials, caused by epitaxial growth, will also be studied. Furthermore, groups of 3 students will study a specific, technologically relevant material system, which will be presented to the other students.
Module 6A
Participating study
Bachelor Advanced Technology
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Project unsupervised

Chemistry and Technology of Materials

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