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CHEMISTRY
Course unit
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF THE SOLID STATE AND OF MATERIALS
SCP9087640, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMISTRY
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF THE SOLID STATE AND OF MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CAMILLA FERRANTE CHIM/02
Other lecturers RAFFAELLA SIGNORINI CHIM/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The student should be familiar with concepts and notions of classical physics (mechanics, dynamics and electromagnetism). A knowledge of elements of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and spectroscopy is also required (at the level of a bachelor or first degree in chemistry) as well as the knowledge of intermolecular forces which are part of the program of Physical Chemistry IV.
Target skills and knowledge: The student should acquire knowledge on basic concepts and notions pertaining to crystalline and non crystalline solids and to materials properties. He should also gain basic concepts necessary to appreciate recent trends in functional materials and nanostructures.
Examination methods: Oral exam whereby the student should report and explain one or more argument discussed in the lectures. Aim of the exam is to verify the knowledge acquired by the student and her/his ability to elaborate on them.
Assessment criteria: The student should show an understanding of general principles and the ability to use them for the description of specific classes of solids and particular phenomena as well as an appreciation of the relations between structures and properties.
Course unit contents: 1. Basics. Classification of solids
2. Structure and Symmetry in Crystals
3. Local order in fluids and amorphous solids
4. Polymers
5. Lattice dynamics
6. Phonons and thermal properties
7. Electrons in crystals
8. Metals and semiconductors
9. Physical properties of crystals. General principles
10. Dielectric and optical properties of insulators
11. Magnetic materials
12. Devices based on inorganic and organic semiconductors.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The main activity will be class lectures. An active participation of the students will be encouraged with appropriate time allotted for questions&answers. Occasionally, a detour from the main program will be made in order to introduce references to present days research and technology application topics.
Lectures will be held out in English or Italian depending on the presence of international students or the specific requests of the students enrolled.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Copies of slides used during classes well as supporting materials will be available for downloading from the Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kittel, Charles, Introduction to solid state physicsCharles Kittel. New York: London, Sydney, J. Wiley & sons, --. Traditional textbook for a first introduction to the subject. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Strobl, Gert, Condensed matter physicscrystals, liquids, liquid crystals, and polymersGert Strobltranslation of the original German version by Steven P. Brown. Berlin ┬░etc.!: Springer, --. Useful for a discussion of non-crystalline solids and condensed matter in general. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ziman, John M., Principles of the theory of solidsby J. M. Ziman. Cambridge etc.!: Cambridge university press, 1972. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Questioning

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • One Note (digital ink)

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