Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Materials

Course Information
TitleΦυσικοχημεία & Ηλεκτροχημεία Υλικών / Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Materials
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600016627

Programme of Study: Postgraduate Program "Electrochemical Systems Science and Technology"

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
"Epistīmī kai Technología Īlektrochīmikṓn Systīmátōn"Compulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
a)Physical chemistry of solid state ionics: ions and electrons in solids. Chemical bonds and energy band theory in the solid state (conductors, semiconductors and insulators). Basic concepts in crystallography. Equilibrium thermodynamics of ideal and real solid crystalline materials. Lattice point defects (ionic, electronic, intrinsic, extrinsic and doping effects). Defect reactions, pairs and complexes. Mass transport phenomena and ionic conductivity. b)Physical chemistry of interfaces: Thermodynamics of interfaces. Surface tension and adsorption. Electrical interfaces (equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions of the electrode/electrolytic solution interface). Marangoni reaction. Micelles. Packing parameter. Solvation. Insoluble monolayers. Colloidal interactions. Surface active compound and polymer systems. Ternary systems and diagrams. Important applications of interfacial chemistry.
crystal structure, lattice defects in crystal structure, metal oxides, lattice and electronic effects, interfaces, micelles
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment15
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. The Defect Chemistry of Metal Oxides, D.M. Smith, Oxford University Press, Inc. (2000) N.Y. 2. Point Defects in Oxides: Tailoring Materials Through Defect Engineering, H.L. Tuller, S.R. Bishop, Annual Review of Materials Research, 41 (2011) 369-398.
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