Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course the student will be able to

  1. use symmetry elements for the description of the symmetries of molecules and crystals
  2. determine the point group for a molecule
  3. read the space group symbols so as to understand the information provided by the symbol
  4. draw unit cells once the space group, lattice parameters, and atomic coordinates are known
  5. explain the diffraction phenomenon
  6. explain the steps in crystal structure determination and the principles of Rietveld refinement; evaluate the feasibility of a crystal structure model based on a bond valence sum (BVS) calculation
  7. explain the principles of the most important structural characterization techniques and understand and critically evaluate the information revealed by the techniques for inorganic materials.
  8. select the most suitable technique(s) for each specific structure-related research problem

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 22.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Maarit Karppinen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maarit Karppinen

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course deals with structural characterization techniques of inorganic materials and covers also the basics of crystallography. The emphases are on the various diffraction and spectroscopic methods used for phase identification, crystal structure determination and studies of chemical environment.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, homework and class-room problems, seminar presentation and final examination

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24 h

    Exercises 12 h

    Seminars 10 h

    Home problem solving 20 h

    Independent homework 65 h

    Exam 4 h

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    As agreed

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM-E4130 Chemistry of the Elements and CHEM-4155 Solid State Chemistry

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

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