Details of CH4204 (Spring 2015)

Level: 8 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH4204 Chemistry of Materials Sayan Bhattacharyya,
Venkataramanan Mahalingam

Crystal Structure: of Inorganic Solids: Metals, Semiconductors, Superconductors, Magnetic materials, Ferroelectric materials, Crystal Symmetry, Defects, Reciprocal Lattice. Electronic Properties of Solids: Free electrons, bound electrons to electrons in a solid, Band theory, Brillouin zone. Atomic Structure: Ionic, Metallic, Covalent and Van der Waals bonding. Reactivity of Solids: Solid state reactions, Diffusion processes in the solid state. Synthesis and Methods of Characterization: X-ray Diffraction, Electron Microscopy, Surface Area Analysis, Raman Spectroscopy. Carbon Nanomaterials: Fullerene, Carbon Nanotube, Graphene , Nanodiamond. Magnetic Properties of Materials: Domain walls, Superparamagnetism, Magnetocrystalline anisotropy, Ferromagnetism. Optical Properties and Luminescent Materials: F-block elements, Electronic, Magnetic and Optical properties, their Chemistry, Complexes and Nanocrystals. NanoComposite Materials: metal, semiconductor and insulator materials, their synthesis, characterization and applications. Photonic crystals. Aerogel and Xerogel materials: Preparations and applications.

(1) Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications. Anthony R. West, John Wiley & Sons, 1989. (2) Introduction to Solid State Physics, Charles Kittel, John Wiley & Sons, 1995. (3) Introduction to Solids, L. V. Azaroff, Tata McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Ltd. 1977. (4) Materials Chemistry, B. D. Fahlman, Springer, 2nd Edition, 2011. (5) Electronic Properties of Materials, R. E. Hummel, Springer, 4th Edition, 2011. (6) S. Cotton, Lanthanides and Actinides.

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Core
3 MR 2 Not Allowed
4 MR 4 Not Allowed
5 MS 8 Core
6 RS 1 Elective
7 RS 2 Elective