2020 Inorganic Chemistry (Solid State Chemistry)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Ohtomo Akira 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
()  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.A275
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2020/6/7
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] In this course, students will learn aspects of solid state chemistry, including the arrangement of defects in crystal structures, the electronic structures of insulators and metals, the principles of magnetism and conductivity, and the basic principles of semiconductor devices.
[Aim of the course] A part of materials science and solid state chemistry have been historically developed for understanding various properties of solids from the viewpoint of physics and chemistry, respectively. For the students who studied Inorganic Chemistry (Materials Science), it is possible to associate the physical properties of solids with the chemical properties of the atoms and molecules by learning the chemical properties of solids. Then, by knowing examples of certain physical properties used as the functions in the telecommunication and energy creation processes, they develop ability to create useful materials from the atoms and molecules. In this course, students first learn typical physical properties and functions of the inorganic compounds. Then, they learn synthesis techniques and specific properties of nanostructures.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) explain that the physical properties and functions of simple ionic solids and functions is derived from the intrinsic crystal structure and electron state of the materials, with reference to basic knowledge about the nature of elements and chemical bonding.
2) explain synthesis techniques, certain properties, and device functions of nanomaterials.
3) discuss the principles of certain functions that work during the telecommunication and energy creation processes

Keywords

Defects, nonstoichiometry, solid solutions, transition-metal oxides, magnetism, electrical conduction, superconductors, semiconductors, complex oxides, nanotechnology, transistors, light-emitting diodes

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course will proceed in the following order: (1) defect chemistry, (2) magnetism, (3) electrical conduction, and (4) nanomaterials. In the last day, exercise problems and interpretation of the answers will be given to assess the students’ level of understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Defect chemistry Explain types and structures of the defects in solids.
Class 2 Electronic states of ionic solids Explain that the physical properties and functions of simple ionic solids and functions is derived from the intrinsic crystal structure and electron state of the materials, with reference to basic knowledge about the nature of elements and chemical bonding.
Class 3 Magnetisms and magnetic interactions Explain types of magnetism and magnetic interactions in the transition-metal oxides with the characteristic spin configurations.
Class 4 Electrical conduction Explain the origin and principles of the electrical conduction (metallic conduction, semiconducting, superconducting).
Class 5 Nanomaterials and their properties Explain synthesis techniques based on bottom-up and top-down approaches.
Class 6 Semiconductor devices Explain principle and functionality of semiconductor devices.
Class 7 Exercise problems to assess the students’ level of understanding and interpretation of the answers Use the exercise problems to better understand the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own progress.

Textbook(s)

P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, F. Armstrong, "Inorganic Chemistry", 6th Ed., Oxford University Press; ISBN: 978-0199641826.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

R. J. D. Tilley, "Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials", 2nd Ed., Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-118-42328-8.
The other course materials are provided during class and uploaded on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their achievements of learning outcomes based on final exam (85%) and exercise problems (15%).

Related courses

  • CAP.B222 : Inorganic Chemistry II (Chemical Reactions and Structures of Solids)
  • CAP.B223 : Inorganic Chemistry (Materials Science)
  • CAP.A386 : Advances and Applications in Inorganic Chemistry I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses (Inorganic Chemistry II (Chemical Reactions and Structures of Solids) (CAP.B222), Inorganic Chemistry (Materials Science) (CAP.B223)) is desirable.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Akira Ohtomo: aohtomo[at]apc.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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