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Cursus: 202000727
Materials Science
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (ECTS)0
VoertaalEngels M.A. van der Hoef
Docent M.A. van der Hoef
Contactpersoon van de cursus M.A. van der Hoef
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Module bestaat uit de onderwijseenheden
Course name Code
1. Linear Algebra for CSE 202001206
2. Material Science 202000728
3. Lab Course 3: Materials 202000729
Course goals

1.   Knowledge of the basic concepts of quantum mechanics: postulates, wave functions,
      operators, Hamiltonian, and the uncertainty relation;
2.   Being able to construct the normalized eigenfunctions of the Hamiltonian of a particle on a line, and for the
      harmonic oscillator. Being able to calculate expectation values for position, momentum and energy;
3.   Qualitative understanding of the s and p functions of the hydrogen atom, anti-symmetry, the Pauli exclusion
      principle, and how these concepts are used in the "aufbau" principle of the periodic system;
4.   Being able to give a qualitative description of bonding  in simple molecules, by applying the MO-LCAO
      method. Understanding the difference between sigma and pi bonds.
      Being able to calculate the charge on each atom in the molecule;
5.   Being able to apply the Huckel method to describe pi-bonding in (cyclic) hydrocarbons;
6.   Knowledge on the structure of the 3 main classes of materials (metals, polymers and ceramic materials)
      on molecular, microscopic and macroscopic level;
7.   The mechanical properties of these materials, and their relationships with te underlying structure;
8.   The electrical properties of metals, insulators and semiconductors, and their relationships
      with the underlying structure.
9.   Explain basis structure-property relationships of polymers explaining their mechanical,
      optical and electronic properties;
10. Identify characteristic structural motifs of polymers leading to specific properties and
      estimate properties from given problems and examples;
11. Search systematically for information, following a search strategy;
12. Write a group essay and present a poster on a given topic, and discuss findings;
13. Analyze a scientific problem and translate into research questions;
14. Set up and carry out scientific research systematically, including experimental skills such as use of equipment,
      documentation and safe practices.
15. Work with systems of linear equations, vectors, matrices, linear transformations and explain the connections
      between these concepts;
16. Work with subspaces of Rn and determinants and connect them with the previous concepts.

Course Content

Matter and materials are the central themes in this module: from fundamental quantum matter of which properties are ruled by the laws of quantum mechanics, via atoms, bonds  between atoms, to larger microscopic and macroscopic structures with mechanical and electrical properties that are used everywhere in our society. 
An introduction to quantum mechanics and the quantum chemical description of atoms and molecules is given.
This is complemented by lectures on materials science, in which the structure of materials is described and discussed, from individual atoms, to unit cells, to microstructures on larger mesoscopic and macroscopic length scales.
The main mechanical and electrical properties that emerge from this microstructure are also discussed. Because of the importance of polymers for chemical engineers, their properties are discussed in a series of lectures. In the Project Materials for Energy all gained knowledge from the theoretical lecture series is applied in a literature survey on a materials-related topic in the field of energy harvesting, production, storage, or a closely related area.
The mathematics part of the module concern systems of linear equations (linear systems), which are found in many real life situations, as well as in  a number of chemical engineering applications. The lab course in this module gives an introduction to conducting scientific empirical research, where students perform  set of experiments in the field of materials science.
Participating study
Bachelor Scheikundige Technologie
Module 3
Verplicht materiaal
Aanbevolen materiaal
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