By the successful completeness of the course, students will:
- know about the crystal structure of solid materials
- understand basic principles and the importance of x-ray diffraction
- know the importance of dopants and their role on the electronic properties of inorganic semiconductors
- predict the electronic and ionic conductivity of metal oxides
- know the molecular structure of liquid crystals and the correlation between structure and properties
- understand the principle of important applications of liquid crystals
- know the molecular structure of intrinsically conducting polymers and the correlation between structure and properties
- understand the conduction mechanism in conducting polymers and principles of basic applications
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic principles of crystallography. Classification of crystalline solids. X-ray diffraction of powder and monocrystals, prediction or/and clarification of the crystalline and molecular structure. Liquid crystals. Classification of liquid crystals, liquid crystalic phases. Properties, structure-properties correlation. Applications, liquid crystal displays.
Physicochemical properties and characterization of the structure and stability of semiconductors and metallic oxides. Thin films, Nanostructures. Conduction mechanisms. Ionic kai electronic conduction of non-ideal crystals. Point defect models in non-stoichiometric oxides. Applications. Conducting polymers. Doping and the role of dopants. Conduction mechanism (solitons, polarons, bipolarons). Chemical and electrochemical synthesis. Physico-electrochemical properties and applications of conducting polymers.
crystalline structure, X-ray diffraction, semiconductors, conducting polymers, liquid crystals
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παραδόσεις Χημείας Υλικών, E. Κουτούλη-Αργυροπούλου, Μ. Λάλια-Καντούρη, Δ. Σαζού, Β. Ταγκούλης, Α. Χατζηδημητρίου, Άγις-Σάββας Δ. Γαρταγάνης, 2013