05-MCM-2-W2C Structure Property Relationship

Representative: Thorsten Gesing

Content

Brief Introduction to Materials, Structures and Properties
1. Historical Perspective, Crystalline and Non-crystalline Materials, Polycrystalline and Bulk Properties
2. Bond Valence Theory and State-of-the-Arts
3. Defects and Distortions
Thermal Properties of Materials
4. Thermal Expansion (General Overview, Isotropic, and Anisotropic Thermal Expansion)
5. Thermal Expansion Coefficients, Anisotropic Factor, Grüneisen Function
6. Mathematical Treatment (Modeling) of Thermal Parameters
7. Low Temperature (sub-zero) Stability
Magnetic Properties of Materials
8. General Overview and Hysteresis
9. Neutrons, Magnetism and Magnetic Structures
Tensor Properties of Materials
10. General Overview, Rank and Representation
11. Thermal Expansion Tensors
12. Electrical Conductivity Tensors
Property Investigations and Tools
13. Case study-1 (Sodalites, X-ray diffraction, IR, NMR)
14. Case study-2 (Mullites, Neutron Diffraction, Pair Distribution Function)

Learning Outcome

Passing this module the students should be able to understand, describe and use topics of the following areas:
• crystalline and non-crystalline solids
• thermal expansion of solids
• magnetism and magnetic structures
• tensor properties of solids
• to correlate structures and their properties in case studies
• to work out structure property relations out of scientific literature and explain the relations correctly

Requirements

Fundamental knowledge of solid state chemistry, crystal structures and analytical techniques

Workload

180 hours / 6 CP
Lecture Structure Property Relations:
• time for lectures and exercises (2 h x 14) 28 h
• time for preparation and post processing 30 h
• preparation of exams 24 h

Seminar Structure Property Relations:
• time for lectures and exercises (2 h x 14) 28 h
• time for preparation and post processing 30 h
• preparation of presentation and talk 40 h

Examination

module exam (combined marks):

written exam100 %
seminar talknot graded

Literature

as given in the lecture and seminar


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