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SCL1001865, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1170, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge RENZO BERTONCELLO CHIM/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3.0
Core courses CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2015 30/11/2020 BERTONCELLO RENZO (Presidente)
NODARI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
ZANONATO PIER LUIGI (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The knowledge gained in the basic courses of Inorganic chemistry, Physical chemistry and Organic chemistry
Target skills and knowledge: Acquire the basic knowledge of the structure, chemical and physical properties and preparation methods of industrial glasses and ceramic materials
Examination methods: Oral examination of the knowledge acquired through the presentation by the student of a report regarding one of the topics covered.
Assessment criteria: Verification of knowledge starting from the report submitted
Course unit contents: Chemical-physical aspects of the glass.
The glassy state: conditions of formation of the glass and structural theories.
Features of the glassy state: viscosity, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and chemical properties.
Behavior under stress and breakage.
Aging processes and recovery.
Crystallization processes controlled: glass ceramic.
Special glass optical fibers
Synthesis of thin films of glass, chemistry at the interface of the glass with organic polymers.
The bioglasses, the sol-gel glasses and the aero-gels.
Industrial aspects: raw materials; preparation of the batch; reactions and phase transformations during the melting process, installations for the production of flat glass and hollow glass.

Chemical-physical aspects of ceramics
Composition and structure; mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and chemical properties.
Ceramic products classic and innovative: refractory products for use in electric, magnetic and nuclear.
Industrial aspects: raw materials and their selection; installations for the preparation and shaping of the ceramic mixture, drying and firing, enamels, aerogels
Analysis techniques of glass and ceramics surfaces(SEM-EDS, XPS, SIMS, STM, Mössbauer).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures involve the use of slides, films and websites. The material will then be provided to the students of the course
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reference books.
Slides of the lectures and websites indications will be provided by the lecturer
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G.Scarinci, T.Toninato e B.Locardi, VETRI, Quaderni di chimica applicata. Milano: Ambrosiana, 1977. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W.Vogel, GLASS CHEMISTRY. --: Springer-Verlag, 1994. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R.Sersale, I MATERIALI CERAMICI, Quaderni di chimica applicata. Milano: Ambrosiana, 1975. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. F. Smith, J Hashemi, SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI. Milano: Mc Graw Hill, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • H.Scholze, LE VERRE. Paris: Institut de Verre, 1974. Cerca nel catalogo