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
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.