The ability to design, manipulate and validate the crystal chemistry of materials is fundamental to materials science. This course will provide learners with the strategies and tools to rationally tailor functional materials. Formal descriptions of plane and space symmetry will be introduced and the imposition of chemistry on these mathematical precepts explained. The compilation of key crystal structure families and the derivation of complex structures from simple prototypes will systematize the most common materials encountered. Responses of crystals to pressure, temperature and chemical composition are explored. Mechanisms for introducing nonstoichiometry are classified and common extended defect described. The role of nonstoichiometry in controlling functional materials properties will be illustrated for galvanic cells, sensors, catalysts and environmental remediation
- Graduate Certificate in Materials Characterization
- FlexiMasters in Materials Characterization
Date(s): 09 Jan 2023 to 24 Feb 2023
Time: Self-paced learning
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At the end of the course, learners are able to:
1. Find crystal structure databases accessible and be able to interpret Crystallographic Information Files (CIFs);
2. Understand orderly variations in atomic and ionic radii and exploit these systematics to design materials;
3. Know the characteristics and crystal chemical diversity of simple crystal structure families;
4. Predict the changes in crystal structures when perturbed by changes in temperature, pressure and chemistry;
5. Recognize the types of nonstoichiometric adaptations and the mechanism for incorporating these in crystal structures and;
6. Critically read authentic texts describing nonstoichiometric functional materials.
1. What is Crystal Chemistry?
2. Space Symmetry and the 230 Space Groups
3. Symmetry and the Wyckoff Symbols
4. Crystallographic Information Files
5. Atomic and Ionic Radii
6. Structural Modification
7. Crystal Structure Families
8. Structure Responses to External Perturbation
9. Structure Responses to Internal Perturbation
Suitable for professionals working in Engineering, Quality Control, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing and R&D.
Standard Course Fee: S$2,527.34
|Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes|
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
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- SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable. Click here for more information.
- NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.
|COURSE TITLE||ACADEMIC UNIT|
|CET774 Organic Structural Materials||1|
|CET775 Organic Electronic Materials||1|
|CET776 Organic Optical Materials||1|
|CET779 Tissue – Material Interactions||1|
|CET780 Materials in Medicine||1|
|CET781 Tissue Engineering & Drug Delivery||1|
|CET782 Processes for Particulate Materials and Bulk Materials||1|
|CET783 Vacuum Processes||1|
|CET784 Solution Processes||1|
|CET847 Inorganic Materials||3|
|CET848 Processing of Organic Materials||3|
Listed courses are:
- Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Materials Characterization (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Materials Characterization (total 15AUs).