Materials Chemistry

Course Information
TitleΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΥΛΙΚΩΝ / Materials Chemistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40002665

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 101
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
VASIKOS KYKLOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization635

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment451.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παραδόσεις Χημείας Υλικών, E. Κουτούλη-Αργυροπούλου, Μ. Λάλια-Καντούρη, Δ. Σαζού, Β. Ταγκούλης, Α. Χατζηδημητρίου, Άγις-Σάββας Δ. Γαρταγάνης, 2013
Additional bibliography for study
Ηλεκτρονικές Σημειώσεις-Διαφάνειες
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