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270131 UE Laboratory course on the characterization of inorganic materials (2019W)

thermal and thermodynamic methods

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 serve).


max. 6 participants
Language: German, English



Preliminary talk on Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 at 10:30am in SR 4
The practical work comprises 15 half-days on appointment from middle of Dec. to the end of Jan. in UZA 2.


Aims, contents and method of the course

We introduce selected techniques of synthesis and the most important methods for the thermochemical characterization of solid inorganic materials using modern scientific equipment. The course is focused on direkt synthesis, CVT (Chemical Vapor Transport) and intercalation as well as on thermochemical methods like DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), static calorimetry and EMF (Electro-Motoric Force)

Personal Registration! Limited number of students. Approximately 15 half-days.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment of practical work and protocols, short final discussion of all experiments

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students gain deeper knowledge of methods used for the preparation and thermochemical characterization of inorganic compounds and alloys. They are introduced into the use of modern scientific equipment and learn to interpret their measurement results.

Examination topics

Practical exercises on different assignments in small groups.
Assessment based on practical work and written protocols as well as the final discussion of all experiments

Reading list

Handouts, copies of journal articles and books (via Moodle)

Association in the course directory

MC-1, A.1

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