The aim of the course is to provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the solid state and its symmetry properties, the general principles of diffraction as a direct consequence of the periodicity of atoms in the crystals, polymorphism, phase transitions and solids reactivity.
Specifically, the student will:
- Know the synthesis techniques of inorganic compounds and materials preparation, the reactivity of solids and the sintering process of ceramics. Know the main types of crystalline packing and the factors influencing them, the structural characterization techniques as well as understand the influence of crystalline symmetry on the properties of materials. Understand the principles of X-ray diffraction and its applications, as well as master the essential data analysis tools. Know the solid solutions and their importance in the materials science field.
- Identify, within the framework of the topics covered by the course, the appropriate approach to seek a specific goal through the use of appropriate synthesis or analysis techniques, demonstrating the ability to effectively apply the acquired knowledge.
- Be able to use the specific language and terminology of the discipline in order to communicate coherently what he/she learned.