SSCC4473

This course exposes students to solid state chemistry beginning with introduction to simple crystals structures, symmetry, lattices and units cells, crystalline solids, and lattice energy. Following this, the main topic discussed include X-ray Diffraction and its use in solving single crystal structures; various preparative methods in solid states; bonding in solids states and electronic properties and electronic conductivity in simple metals, semiconductors and doped semiconductors; defects and non-stoichiometry; ionic conductivity in solids, solid electrolytes; non-stoichiometric compounds and electronic properties of non-stoichiometric oxides; application of physical techniques in characterization of inorganic solids; optical properties of solids; magnetic and dielectric properties of materials; phase diagram and its interpretation; relationship between structure, physicochemical and mechanical properties of materials including zeolites and related structures