CH-450 / 3 credits

Teacher: Queen Wendy Lee

Language: English


Summary

You will learn about the bonding and structure of several important families of solid state materials. You will gain insight into common synthetic and characterization methods and learn about the applicability of several classes of materials in energy relevant applications.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Classify solid state materials
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structures and properties of solid materials
  • Assess / Evaluate the importance of solid materials in various energy applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of chracterization methods
  • Construct presentation on an unfamiliar topic.
  • Assess / Evaluate the literature

Transversal skills

  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Expected student activities

The students are expected to attend all lectures and exercise sessions.

There is typically one exercise session dedicated to understanding solid state structures and close-packed systems using molecular modeling kits. Should courses be online, we are unsure if we will be able to do this modeling portion of the class.

The students are also expected to participate in a group project during the 3rd module. Each group will carry out a short literature survey on an assigned topic that includes a class of solid materials and an energy-related application. A group presentation will be given to describe their findings in the last few weeks of the course. The group presentation is meant to reinforce the topics learned earlier in the course.

Assessment methods

There will be a group presentation that is worth 30% of the final grade and an oral exam that is worth 70% of the final grade.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Basic Solid State Chemistry, Second Edition, Anthony R. West (John Wiley & Sons, 1999)

Reactions and Characterization of Solids, Sandra E. Dann (John Wiley & Sons, 2002)

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state chemistry and energy applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state chemistry and energy applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state chemistry and energy applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state chemistry and energy applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional

Reference week

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