EXPECTED COMPETENCES TO BE ACQUIRED:
1. To explain the theory of metals and semiconductors.
2. To describe superconductivity. To synthesize a ceramic superconductor and to show levitation.
3. To explain thermoelectric effects and to list applications of magnetic materials.
4. To explain magnetic properties and list applications of such materials.
5. To explain optical properties. To show colour centers by X-ray irradiation of some halides.
6. To describe crystal defects and explain diffusion and ionic conductivity in the solid material.
7. To describe binary and ternary phase diagrams. To calculate the fraction and composition of components from a binary phase diagram.
8. To explain phase transitions. To demonstrate a phase transition on a compound.
9. To state main preparative methods in solid state chemistry.
10. To describe interstitial phases and refractory compounds.
11. To describe amorphous materials and explain their preparation. To prepare a colored glass.
12. To describe main types of cements and explain their synthesis. To synthesize Sorel cement.
1. Introduction. Structure of metals and alloys. 2. Theory of metallic bonding. 3. Theory of semiconductors and insulators. 4. Properties of metals and semiconductors (thermoelectric and photoelectric effects). 5. superconductivity. 6. Magnetic properties (structure and properties of magnetic materials, paramagnetism, fero-, feri- and antiferomagnetism). 7. Dielectrics. Electrical properties (thermoelectric effects, piezo-, pyro- and ferroelectricity). 8. Crystal defects. 9. Movement of atoms in the solid state (mechanisms of diffusion, ionic conductivity, solid electrolytes). 10. Optical properties (luminescence, lasers). 11. Phase diagrams. 12. Phase transitions. 13. Basic preparative methods in solid state chemistry; crystals, films, amorphous material. 14. Interstitial phases and refractories. 15. Amorphous materials (glass, glass-ceramics, metal glass). Cement.
- 1. R. West, Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, Wiley, New York, 1998.
- 2. D. Grdenić, Molekule i kristali, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2005.