CQU7030 – CHEMISTRY OF THE SOLID STATE AND OF INORGANIC MATERIALS

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LEVEL: Master and Doctorate

CREDITS: 4

MAIN TOPICS:

Crystallography. Symmetry, point groups and space groups. Crystalline and amorphous solids. X-ray diffraction. Glasses and ceramics. Optical and electrical properties of solids. Band theory. Non-stoichiometry. Ionic conductivity. Size-dependent effects. Methods of preparation and characterization of solids.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE:

SUTTON, A. P. Electronic structure of materials. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

HAMMOND, C. The basics of crystallography and diffraction. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, International Union of Crystallography, 2015.

DANN, S. E. Reactions and characterization of solids. London: RSC, 2000. OZIN, G. A.; ARSENAULT, A. C. Nanochemistry: a chemical approach to nanomaterials. London: RSC, 2005.

BUCHANAN, R. C.; PARK, T. Materials crystal chemistry. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1997.

INTERRANTE, L. V.; HAMPDEN-SMITH, M. J. Chemistry of advanced materials: an overview. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1998.

HENCH, L. L.; WEST, J. K. Chemical processing of advanced materials. New York: WileyInterscience, 1992.

HUNTER, R. J. Foundations of colloid science. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

DUFFY, J. A. Bonding, energy levels and bands in inorganic solids. Harlow, Essex: Longman, 1990.

WEST, A. R. Solid state chemistry and its applications, 2nd ed. New York: Willey, 2013.

SMART, L. E.; MOORE, E. A. Solid state chemistry: an introduction. 4th ed. New York: CRC Press, 2012.

MARC DE GRAE, M.; MCHENRY, M. E. Structure of materials: an introduction to crystallography, diffraction and symmetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

SANGEETA, D.; LAGRAFF, J. R. Inorganic materials chemistry, 2nd ed. New York: CRC Press, 2004. Current journals on related topics.