The ability to design, manipulate and validate the crystal chemistry of materials is fundamental to materials science. This course will provide students 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): 15 Jan 2024 to 19 Apr 2024
Venue: NTU Virtual Learning Environment
Registration Closing Date: 11 Dec 2023
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.
2. Crystal Chemical Equations and Formula
3. Nonstoichiometry: Ions of Fixed Valence
4. Nonstoichiometry: Ions of Variable Valence
5. Pauling’s Rules for Structure Building
6. Two Dimensional Nonstoichiometric Structures
7. Three Dimensional Nonstoichiometric Structures
8. Nonstoichiometric Functional Materials
9. Interpretation of Authentic Texts on Nonstoichiometric Functional Materials
Suitable for professionals working in Engineering, Quality Control, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing and R&D.
Brief screening/shortlist of applicants involved in this course.
Standard Course Fee: S$2,550.96
- NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.
|COURSE TITLE||ACADEMIC UNIT|
|CET772 Principles and Adaptation||2|
|CET774 Organic Structural Materials||1|
|CET775 Organic Electronic Materials||1|
|CET776 Organic Optical Materials||1|
|CET777 Thermal Analysis||1|
|CET778 Surface Analysis||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|
|CET785 Fundamentals of Electron Microscopy||1|
|CET786 Advanced Characterization using TEM Techniques||1|
Listed courses are:
- Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Materials Characterization (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Materials Characterization (total 15AUs).