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270055 VO+UE Materials chemistry I (2010W)

Chemical bonding amd materials chemistry

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie

Seminarraum Sensengasse.


Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course provides the fundamentals for calculating and understanding chemical
bonding in condensed matter. After a summary of elementary quantum mechanics, a
discussion of chemical bonding in molecules and an introduction into the symmetry
properties of solids, various simple ways of calculating the electronic structure
of solids are presented, such as the LCAO
(Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals)-tight-binding method and the theory of the
free electron gas. Furthermore, an introduction to density functional theory (DFT)
will be presented. DFT is the leading concept for ab-initio calculations of the
properties of solid matter. Based on the calculated electronic structure of solids,
total energies and related quantities are discussed and the chemical bonding in
solids is analyzed. Further, it will be demonstrated how results of ab-initio
calculations for solids can be used to calculate various important material properties.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Einführung in den Zusammenhang zwischen chemischer Bindung in kondensierter Materie und Materialeigenschaften

Examination topics

Reading list

Handout der Vortragenden und Fachbücher.

Association in the course directory

PC-4, PC-5.

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