CHEM 548

Solid-State/Materials Chemistry

(Spring 2015 @ Duke University)

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of materials science, as well as modern topics in the literature. Topics that will be covered include: bonding, crystal structure, defects, diffusion, phases, as well as the electrical, thermal, optical, magnetic, and chemical properties of metals, ceramics, and nanomaterials. In addition to covering how atomic bonding and crystal structure impact the properties of bulk solids, consideration will also be given to the impact of quantization effects on nanomaterial properties. The last section of the course will focus on fabrication and characterization techniques for thin films, enabling students to understand how material synthesis is linked to resulting material structure, which in turn leads to certain material properties. Weekly lectures will be supplemented by class discussion/activities and presentations.

Syllabus: Syllabus Spring 2015

Lectures

NOTE:  Slides are only supplemental to lecture

material given on the board during class

 

 

 

 

Th, 1/8

Course overview, Material classifications and metrics

 

 

Homework 1         

 

T, 1/13

Atomic structure and bonding

 

     Slides           

 

 

Th, 1/15

Structure of crystalline solids   

 

     Slides

Homework 2

 

T, 1/20

Crystal defects, non-stoichiometry, & imperfections in solids 

 

     Slides

 

 

Th, 1/22

Diffusion

 

     Slides

Homework 3

 

T, 1/27

Phase diagrams

 

 

 

 

Th, 1/29

Phase diagrams (cont)

 

     Slides

Homework 4

 

T, 2/3

Phase transformations

 

     Slides

 

 

Th, 2/5

Electrical properties

 

     Slides

Homework 5

 

T, 2/10

Magnetic and thermal properties

 

     Slides

 

 

Th, 2/12

Optical properties

 

     Slides

 

 

T, 2/17

MIDTERM EXAM

 

 

 

 

Th, 2/19    

CLASS CANCELLED--ICE STORM

 

 

 

 

T, 2/24

CLASS CANCELLED        

Th, 2/26

CLASS CANCELLED        

T, 3/3

Vacuum science and technology         Slides  Homework 6  

Th, 3/5

Thin film deposition (PVD and CVD)         Slides    

T, 3/10

SPRING BREAK        

Th, 3/12

SPRING BREAK        

T, 3/17

Nanomaterials overview; 2D, 1D, 0D confinement        

Th, 3/19

Quantization effects on electrical properties        

T, 3/24

Project Preparation Time        

Th, 3/26

Project Preparation Time        

T, 3/31

PROJECT PRESENTATIONS / PROJECT PAPER DUE        

Th, 4/2

PROJECT PRESENTATIONS        

T, 4/7

Quantization effects on optical properties        

Th, 4/9

Unique applications of quantized nanomaterials        

T, 4/14

Course review for Final Exam