New Inorganic Materials

NAME OF THE COURSE New Inorganic Materials

Code

KTB208

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

Prof Pero Dabić

Credits (ECTS)

5.0

Associate teachers

Asst Prof Damir Barbir

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

0

30

0

Status of the course

Elective

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

- Acquiring knowledge of modern inorganic materials with a description of the technology preparation and opportunities to apply
- To train students for the preparation and evaluation of properties of individual
modern inorganic materials

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

 

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After passing the exam, the student is expected to know:
- Define and differentiate types of modern inorganic materials
- Introduction of new technology for preparing inorganic materials
- Characterized nanostructured materials and their use in the new process
technologies
- Conclude on the importance of the synthesis of new inorganic materials in modern society
- Independent synthesis and evaluation of some new properties of inorganic materials

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Week 1: Introduction, course content, basic definitions, the importance of research material, sustainable technologies and environmental impact
Week 2: Metallic glasses, properties, methods of characterization, methods of preparation, the importance and applications
Week 3: Glass-ceramics, properties, methods of characterization, methods of preparation, the importance and applications
Week 4: Superconducting materials, historical overview of the discovery, properties and characterization, Meissner effect, Josephson effect
Week 5: Superconducting materials, the type I and type II, the application of new technologies based on superconducting materials, application examples
Week 6: Based on nanotechnology, historical development and achievements, a review of major nanostructured materials
Week 7: Written examination - I Colloquium
Week 8: Sol-gel technology, a historical overview of the development, the basic
concepts, processes the sol-gel methods, operation sequence to obtain silicate glasses
Week 9: Sol-gel technology, processes for forming thin films, getting of powder with application
Week 10: Sol-gel technology, obtaining of inorganic membranes with nanopore and
active catalytic properties, practical examples applied inorganic membrane
Week 11: CVD and PECVD technology preparation of nanostructured materials
Week 12: Optical fibers and photosensitive inorganic materials, properties, methods preparation and application
Week 13: Bioceramics, basic concepts, types, properties, methods of obtaining and application
Week 14: Inorganic polymers, basic concepts, types, properties, methods of obtaining and application
Week 15: Written examination - II. colloquium
Laboratory exercises:
Exercise 1 Preparation of silica sol-gel process
Exercise 2 Electrochemical method for preparing colloidal silver
Exercise 3 Synthesis of colloidal silver by chemical precipitation
Exercise 4 Preparation of stable suspensions of nanoparticles of iron oxide – ferrofluid from aqueous solution
Exercise 5 Preparation of photovoltaic cells based on titanium nanocristallic oxide
Exercise 6 The synthesis of zeolite A hydrothermally

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

 

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

2.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

1.0

Report

0.2

0.3

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

Tests

1.0

Oral exam

0.0

 

 

Written exam

0.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Continuous evaluation:
The entire test can be laid across two exams during the semester. Pass rate threshold is 60%. Each colloquium in assessing participates with 35%. Laboratory exercises participate in the evaluation of 20%. The presence of lectures in 80-100% amount is 10% of the grade.
Final evaluation:
Students who have passed one colloquium, it is recognized as part of the exam (35% score). The remaining part shall write in regular examination periods. Written exam if not passed a single colloquium has an interest in the evaluation of 70%, while laboratory exercises have share of 20%.
Rating: sufficient (50-61%), good (62-74%), very good (75-87%), excellent (88-100%).

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

J.K. West, Chemical Processing of Advanced Materials, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1992.

1

L. Theodore, Nanotechnology-Basic Calculations for Engineers and Scientists, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 2006.

1

J. D. Wright, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Sol-Gel Materijals, Chemistry and Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2006.

1

M. Aparicio, A. Jitianu, L. C. Klein, Sol-Gel Processing for Conventional and Alternative Energy, Springer, New York, 2012.

1

P. Dabic, Novi anorganski materijali - laboratorijske vježbe, KTF, 2013.

1

WEB KTF-a

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

R.W. Dull et al., A Teacher`s Guide to Superconductivity for High School Studets, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, WWW-Book, 2001.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

- Methods for Quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University - student survey; (2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee of teaching - annual analysis of the performance of examinations;
(3) Teacher Level:
- Keeping records of class attendance
- Monitoring suggestions and reactions of participants during the semester

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)