Chemistry module: introduction to the materials science
Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Prof. Igor Lubomirsky, Dr. David Ehre
Course Schedule and Location
Tuesday, 09:15 - 12:00, Science Teaching Lab 1
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Science Teaching (non thesis MSc Track): Lecture; Obligatory; Regular; 4.00 points
- General and Physical Chemistry (~ Atkins)
- Basic Inorganic Chemistry
- Physics (~Berkeley 1,2,3)
For students in the Rothschild-Weizmann program only
Attendance and participation
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
- Materials world, basic ideas of materials.
2. Bonding in solids
- Types of Bonding.
- Molecular and Extended Bonding.
3. Structural Chemistry of extended solids
- Packing arrangements; radii
- Coordination Polyhedra;
- Lattices, Pseudo-Lattices
- Crystal structures
- Basics of glasses
4. Defects in Materials. Thermodynamics and kinetics.
- Basic types of defects in crystals and society
- The equilibrium concentration of defects
- Atomic nature of diffusion
- Basics non-constitutional effects. Einstein equation
5. Thermal properties of solids.
- The thermal capacitance of crystals;
- The nature of thermal expansion;
- Example of negative thermal expansion;
6. Electrons in metals.
- Metallic bond; Drude model and its limitation;
7. Phase diagrams
- Definition of a phase; Basics of thermodynamic of phase transitions; The concept of a phase diagram; Binary diagrams. Lever rule of phase quantities; Types of binary diagrams, practical examples.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Predict material properties based on its structure and composition
Recommended: W. D. Callister Fundamentals of materials science and engineering