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.