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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Course Description

Materials Chemistry

Program

Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

doc. dr. Matjaž Spreitzer
doc. dr. Boštjan Jančar

Goals:

The objective is that upon successful completition of the course students from different undergraduate programs understand basics of crystal structures, defects in crystals, solid- state thermodynamics, diffusion in solids and microstructure development in materials. The acquired knowledge should enable understanding of similarities and differences between individual groups of functional materials.

Content:

1. Introduction to chemical bonding:
-electronic orbitals,
-valence bond theory,
-molecular orbital theory,
-electronic structure of crystals,
-crystal field theory.

2. Introduction to crystal structures
-symmetry elements,
-point and space groups,
-fundamentals of X-ray and electron diffraction,
-single crystal and powder diffraction techniques,
-crystal structure refinement.

3. Defects in crystals:
-thermodynamics of point defects,
- Kroeger-Vink notation of point defects,
-quasi-chemical approach to point-defect equilibrium,
-Brouwer diagrams,
-point-defect interactions,
-determination of point defects,
-line and planar faults.

4. Solid-state chemical kinetics:
-macroscopic description of diffusion
-atomistic description of diffusion
-non-reciprocal diffusion
-types and determination of diffusion coefficients

5. Phase equilibria in solid systems:
-basics of thermodynamic equilibrium,
-binary phase diagrams,
-ternary phase diagrams.

6. Microstructure:
-basics of ceramic materials,
-theory of solid-state sintering,
-development of microstructure,
-advanced methods of densification.

Course literature:

A. F. Wells. Structural Inorganic Chemistry. Oxford University Press (1984). ISBN-13: 978-0198553700

A. R. West. Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications. John Wiley $ Sons (2014). ISBN-13: 978-1119942948

C. Giacovazzo, H. L. Monaco, G. Artioli, et al. Fundamentals of Crystallography. Oxford University Press (2011). ISBN-13: 978-0199573660

V. Pecharsky, P. Zavalij. Fundamentals of Powder Diffraction and Structural Characterization of Materials. Springer Science+Business Media (2009). ISBN-13: 978-0387095783

H. Mehrer. Diffusion in Solids. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2007). ISBN-13: 978-3540714866

Y-M. Chiang, D. P. Birnie, W. D. Kingery. Physical Ceramics: Principles for Ceramic Science and Engineering. John Wiley & Sons (1997). ISBN-13: 978-0471598732

and international scientific articles.

Significant publications and references:

LOGAR, Manca, BRAČKO, Ines, POTOČNIK, Anton, JANČAR, Boštjan. Cu and CuO/titanate nanobelt based network assemblies for enhanced visible light photocatalysis. Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, 2014, vol. 30, issue 16, 4852-4862,

ŠTURM, Sašo, JANČAR, Boštjan. Microstructure characterization of advanced ceramics. V: SHEN, Zhijian (ur.), KOSMAČ, Tomaž (ur.). Advanced ceramics for dentistry. Amsterdam ... [et al.]: Elsevier, cop. 2014, 151-170,

VENGUST, Damjan, JANČAR, Boštjan, ŠESTAN, Andreja, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, BUDIČ, Bojan, SUVOROV, Danilo. Chemical decomposition as a likely source of ambient and thermal instabilities of layered sodium cobaltate. Chemistry of materials, ISSN 0897-4756. [Print ed.], 2013, vol. 25, no. 23, 4791-4797,

JANČAR, Boštjan, SUVOROV, Danilo. Microwave ceramics. V: RIEDEL, Ralf (ur.), CHEN, I-Wei (ur.). Ceramics science and technology. Volume 4, Applications. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2013, str. 323-344,

OTONIČAR, Mojca, ŠKAPIN, Srečo D., JANČAR, Boštjan, SUVOROV, Danilo. Structural diversity of the (Na[sub](1_x)K[sub]x)[sub](0.5)Bi[sub](0.5)TiO[sub]3 perovskite at the morphotropic phase boundary. Journal of applied physics, ISSN 0021-8979, 2013, vol. 113, no. 2, 024106-1-024106-11,

KREMENOVIĆ, Aleksandar, JANČAR, Boštjan, RISTIĆ, Mira, VUČINIĆ-VASIĆ, Milica, ROGAN, Jelena, PAČEVSKI, Aleksandar, ANTIĆ, Bratislav. Exchange-bias and grain-surface relaxations in nanostructured NiO/ Ni induced by a particle size reduction. The journal of physical chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and interfaces, ISSN 1932-7447, 2012, vol. 116, no. 7, 4356-4364,

BRAČKO, Ines, JANČAR, Boštjan, LOGAR, Manca, CAGLIČ, Dejan, SUVOROV, Danilo. Silver nanoparticles on titanate nanobelts via the self-assembly of weak polyelectrolytes : synthesis and photocatalytic properties. Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, 2011, vol. 22, issue 8, 085705-1-085705-11,

OTONIČAR, Mojca, ŠKAPIN, Srečo D., JANČAR, Boštjan. TEM analyses of the local crystal and domain structures in (Na[sub](1-x)K[sub]x)[sub](0.5)Bi(0.5)TiO[sub]3 perovskite ceramics. IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, ISSN 0885-3010, 2011, vol. 58, no. 9, 1928-1938,

KOENIG, Jakob, SPREITZER, Matjaž, JANČAR, Boštjan, SUVOROV, Danilo. Uniaxial stress dependence of the dielectric properties in the Na[sub](0.5)Bi[sub](0.5)TiO[sub]3-NaTaO[sub]3 system. Journal of materials research, ISSN 0884-2914, 2010, vol. 25, no. 9, 1784-1792.

Examination:

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
- oral exam
- seminar presentation

Students obligations:

- oral exam
- seminar presentation

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