Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.02.2019 - 24.04.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Antti Karttunen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

TeacherAntti Karttunen (antti.karttunen@aalto.fi)

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

2018 - 2019: IV-V

2019 - 2020: III-IV

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student will be able to

  1. Apply the basic concepts of structural chemistry, such as unit cell, lattice parameters, crystal system, and space group.
  2. Search crystal structures of inorganic solid-state compounds from databases, analyze and visualize the crystal structures.
  3. Analyze bonding in solid state chemistry: Electronegativity, radii and packing of atoms, ligand field theory, band theory.
  4. Describe synthesis methods used in solid state chemistry and read the information given in various phase diagrams.
  5. Analyze information from various structure characterization methods and utilize powder X-ray diffraction data for phase identification.
  6. Describe the roles of crystal defects, doping, and non-stoichiometry.
  7. Explain basic structure-property correlations of various inorganic materials.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Structure, bonding, synthesis, and characterization of solid state materials. Use of crystal structure databases, visualization of crystal structures, interpretation of phase diagrams, and phase identification with powder X-ray diffraction data. Application of the above core concepts to various main group compounds and transition metal compounds.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

  • Core concepts: Structure, bonding, synthesis, and characterization of solid state materials.
  • Core practical skills: Use of crystal structure databases, visualization of crystal structures, interpretation of phase diagrams, and phase identification with powder X-ray diffraction data.
  • Application of the above core concepts and skills to various main group compounds and transition metal compounds.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, independent project work

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

  • Exercises: 50%
  • Project work: 50%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, combined with exercises 32 h

Home problem solving 48 h

Independent project work 55 h

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

16 lectures, 2 h each. Home exercises 3 h per lecture. Project work distributed throughout the course, workload higher in the last three weeks.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

As agreed

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

All material available in MyCourses, course Wiki, and various web databases.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=CHEM-E4155

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

  • Course starts on Monday 25.2.
  • 8 weeks = 16 lectures (Monday and Tuesday 12:15-14:00, Computer Class 1)
  • Last lecture on Wednesday 24.4. (Monday lecture moved to Wednesday due to Easter Monday)
  • Project work final deadline in the end of April

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