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SC01122968, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1174, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INORGANIC FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
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 ANTONELLA GLISENTI CHIM/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: General knowledge on inorganic chemistry
Target skills and knowledge: capability to forecast the chemical properties of inorganic materials

capability to design new inorganic materials, new synthesis procedures, or treatments in order to obtain specific chemical and physical properties and behaviour. Particular attention devoted to the Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) and to the development of materials and devices highly sustainable from the economic and environmental point of view.

capability to investigate and evaluate the main problems related to the functional properties of inorganic materials and devices
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: It will be evaluated the capability to study and solve the problems related to the preparation and evaluation of inorganic materials and devices, always taking into consideration the economic and environmental sustainability.
Course unit contents: Objective of the course is the investigation of some aspects of the inorganic materials connected to their functional application.
Il will be attempted to relate functional aspect of materials and devices to the chemical, physical, structural, morphological properties of the materials.
The materials and devices are related to their possible use for a sustainable development: devices for the economically and environmentally sustainable energy storage and conversion; devices for energy saving; devices and materials for pollution abatement.
Oxide based materials to be used in solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide electrolyzers; the most important properties (chemical and structural stability, permeability, conductiviy, ...) will be considered and related to their possible use as electrolytes, anodes and cathodes.
Sustainable reaction for the obtaining of fuels; fuels from wastes ...
carbon dioxide: from poison to resource
energy from sun: from photovoltaic to photocatalysis
layered materials for energy production, storage and transportantion.
Cromic materials for energy saving.
Pollution: from sensing to abatement
Redox reactions: active sites and functionalization of catalysts

In all cases all the aspects related to che chemical physical and structural properties will be considered in relation to the synthesis and to the functional properties.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)