Inorganic Chemistry III (Advanced Chemistry)

Numbering Code Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Fri.1
Instructor name KAGEYAMA HIROSHI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
TAKAI SHIGEOMI (Graduate School of Energy Science Associate Professor)
MIZUOCHI NORIKAZU (Institute for Chemical Research Professor)
MUROYAMA HIROKI (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course In this subject, students are taught about the relationship between synthetic methods, structures, and physical properties of inorganic solids using concrete examples.
Course Goals To achieve an even higher level of learning by developing an understanding of the solid-state synthetic methods important for inorganic solids, solid-state characterization, crystal structures, crystallography and diffraction methods, the interpretation of phase diagrams, solid solutions, defects and non‐stoichiometry, and the chemical bonds of solids.
Schedule and Contents Solid-state synthetic methods, 2 sessions
Students are given an explanation on obtaining inorganic solids through solid-phase, liquid -phase, and gas-phase syntheses, ion exchange, electrochemical reactions, thin film, preparation of monocrystals, the hydrothermal method, and so forth.

Solid-state characterization, 2 sessions
Items pertaining to the principles and applications of solid-state characterization, such as optical microscopes, electron microscopes, infrared spectroscopy, Raman scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance, XAFS, and thermal analyses, are explained.

Crystal structures, 2 sessions
Here, the concept of crystal symmetry and crystal structures are explained in relation to one another. By using specific crystals as examples, students are also able to gain an understanding of their formation.

Crystallography and diffraction, 2 sessions
Students are taught the concept of crystallography, structural analysis using diffraction methods, and various characterizations.

Interpretation of phase diagrams, 2 sessions
The thermodynamic basics of phase equilibriums and phase diagrams are explained for one-component and two-component systems. In addition, students are taught about important systems using concrete examples.

Solid solutions, defects and non-stoichiometry, 2 sessions
Students are given an explanation on the structure of solid solutions and how to analyze it. Further, the types of defects that exist in crystals are explained in relation to the physical properties of solids.

Electrical properties, 2 sessions
Materials such as metallic conductors, superconductors, semiconductors, and ionic conductors, along with their electrical properties, are explained.

Confirmation of learning achieved, 1 session
Students’ understanding of lecture contents is confirmed.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students are evaluated out of 100 marks based on their result on the end-of-term examination (80%) and their performance in teaching sessions (attendance status and reports, etc.) (20%).
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students must read through the applicable chapter before attending each teaching session. Generally, students are required to submit assignments weekly.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Others; West, A.R., Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd Edition, (Wiley, 2014) ISBN: 9781719942948
Or its translated version
West, A.R., Uesuto kotaikagaku kiso to ouyou (KS kagaku senmonsho) ISBN: 9784061543904
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