In this course, after first presenting the way of thinking to discuss the physical properties on the basis of chemical bonding and crystal structures, we will examine the methods of description and detection of a crystalline structure on a variety of scales needed for material design, and the methods of material synthesis. Handling will concentrate on crystalline substances, also for application and development in the field of energy conversion and storage materials, sometimes touching upon the latest topics.
The goal to be attained is to learn the concept and acquire knowledge on materials science required at a time of expansion of inorganic solid materials mainly towards materials for energy conversion and storage. In this lecture, at the same time of recognizing the importance of the various methods of describing a crystalline structure, the practical use will be highlighted in favor of material design.
inorganic solid-state chemistry, crystal structure, structure determination
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Individual topics will be lectured with slides and crystal structure models.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General comments for energy materials, Crystal structure (symmetry and space group)||Explain basic concepts of inorganic materials for energy devices and basics for describing crystal structures|
|Class 2||Crystal structure (description and some important structure types)||Explain crystal structures in different manners and characterize various-type crystal structures|
|Class 3||Crystal defects and non-stoichiometry||Explain how to describe imperfect crystals|
|Class 4||Crystal structure - crystallography and diffraction techniques||Explain how to identify crytalline phases and determine crystal structures|
|Class 5||Crystal structure - structural analyses from macro to nano scales||Explain principles and characteristics of structural analyses|
|Class 6||Solid solutions and phase diagrams||Explain ideas of materials synthesis based on phase diagrams|
|Class 7||Chemical bonding and band structure, Practice problems and final exercises for confirming the level of understanding||Explain chemical bondings and band structures for materials development, and solve exercises by understanding of the above all lectures|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications 2nd edition (A. R. West / Wiley)
Students' knowledge of crystal structure and its characterization, solid solution, and materials synthesis and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed from reports (50%) and final exam (50%).