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270121 UE Solid State Chemistry (2020S)

Properties and Structure of Materials

5.00 ECTS (5.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 6 participants
Language: German



Die Vorbesprechung zur Terminfindung findet am Fr., 6.3. um 15.00 Uhr im Anschluss an die Vorlesung 270158 im HS4 statt.
Blocklehrveranstaltung: 14 Halbtage im Mai und Juni nach Vereinbarung


Aims, contents and method of the course

We introduce the most important methods for the analysis of solid inorganic materials using modern scientific equipment. The course is focused on sample preparation, the investigation of phase diagrams and the use dynamic methods of thermal analysis. The following techniques will be used: arc melting and vacuum sealing of samples; metallographic preparation; metallography (light optical microscopy); DTA (differential thermal analysis); TGA (thermogravimetric analysis); SEM (scanning electron microscopy); XRD (powder X-ray diffraction).
The laboratory work integrated these techniques to evalaute a part of a ternary phase diagram.
The students gain deeper knowledge of methods used for the characterization of solids with special focus to phase equilibria and thermal reactions. They are introduced into the use of modern scientific equipment and learn to interpret their measurement results.

Assessment and permitted materials

Quality of practical work and evaluation of the writtenen report (publiction style).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 75 % of the laboratory units have to be attended.

Examination topics

Practical exercises, evaluation, interpretation and documentation

Reading list

Association in the course directory

AC-5, D.2

Last modified: Mo 09.03.2020 13:49