INORGANIC FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

INORGANIC FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

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Code
65193
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/03
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemical Sciences)
semester
2° Semester

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Introduction to processes for the preparation and modification of inorganic materials. Properties of the synthesized materials and applications. 

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Synthesis methods for amorphous and crystalline materials. Solid state reaction. Combustion synthesis. Solid-gas reactions. Intercalation reactions. Chemical vapour transport.

Formation of solids from solutions and melts: Sol-gel processes and precursors. Hydrothermal synthesis. Thin film and coating: Deeping. CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition), PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition), Sputtering, MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxial). Coating processes: Thermal plasma spray, HVOF (High-Velocity Oxy/Fuel), flame spray, vacuum plasma spray. Thermal Barrier Coatings. Diffusion Coating Process: Above the Pack process, Pack process.

Intercalation reactions. Layered host lattice, different charged layers and Stages. Grafting reactions. Pillaring reactions. Intercalation compounds: graphite layered, metallic dichalcogenides, LixCoO2, LixMn2O4. Hydrotalcite like-compounds.   

Shape memory alloys (metals amnd ceramics). Basic principles on martesite transformations. Various examples with special focus on Ti-Ni. Various applications. Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys.

 Hydrogen Storage materials for automotive applications. Methanol catalytic steam reforming (SRM), Partial oxidation of methanol (POM), Oxidative steam reforming of methanol (OSRM). Binary and ternary metallic hydrides: production, activation, kinetics, capacity, stability, costs, properties and applications. Complex hydrides. Alanates. Applications as getters and heat pumps.

Functionality and efficiency of materials in different Fuel cells (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells PEM, Solid Oxide fuel Cells SOFC, Alkaline Fuel Cells, Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells, Molten carbonate Fuel cells).

Inorganic materials for thin film solar cells. Technological production of monocrystlline and polycrystalline silicon solar cells. Thin film solar cells: CdSe e CIGS (Cu-In-Ga-S), CZTS (thin chalcogenide films).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Inorganic materials, D.W.Bruce, D.O’Hare, J.Wiley&Sons, 1997

Synthesis of Inorganic Materials, U.Schubert, N.Hüsing, Wiley-VCH, 2012

Introduzione alla chimica dei materiali, G.Flor, C. Tealdi, Dispenseonline, Pavia, 2009

Basic Solid State Chemistry, A.R.West, Wiley-VCH, 1984

Solid State chemistry, Anthony R. West, J. Wiley e Sons 1990

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: No fixed office hours. Student and teachers fix a proper time for questions.

Ricevimento: every day by appointment

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures

LESSONS START

approx. from March. 06 to May 27

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examinations lasting at least 40 minutes.

Assessment methods

The oral examination, lasting at least half an hour, allows to check accurately the achievement of the educational goals of the course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://www.chimica.unige.it/en/teaching/msc-degrees