NWI-MOL407
Materials Science
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL407
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
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Examiner
dr. R. de Gelder
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Contactperson for the course
dr. R. de Gelder
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Lecturer
dr. R. de Gelder
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Coordinator
dr. R. de Gelder
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Academic year2023
Period
KW1  (04/09/2023 to 05/11/2023)
Starting block
KW1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After completing the course, the student is able to:
  • evaluate the materials science research within the IMM
  • explain and apply concepts in materials science using the theory as presented in the course
  • interpret the scientific literature in the area of materials science using concepts and theory as presented in the course
  • reduce the information from the scientific literature on materials science to the core problems
  • solve these core problems using the presented theory and concepts or can present a different solution method
Content
The mission of the Institute of Molecules and Materials (IMM) is to conduct research and to train students in the design, study, and manipulation of properties of functional molecules and materials. In this course we discuss the rational design, preparation, characterization, properties, and applications of various materials, such as supramolecular compounds, (micro)crystalline and magnetic materials, thin films, polymers and liquid crystals.
Understanding of the intermolecular interactions of materials and their relationship to their macroscopic properties and functionality is the key concept of this master course. The main goal is to link microscopic structure to macroscopic properties, such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, optical, and magnetic properties. Methods for the analysis of various materials will be discussed, with particular attention for recent developments in materials science within the IMM.
Level
Master
Presumed foreknowledge
Bachelor in Chemistry, (Natural) Sciences, or Physics.
This is a mandatory course in the specialisation 'Physical chemistry'.
Test information
On the basis of primary literature the students have to give a presentation in which they summarize and highlight the essence of a publication on a materials science subject. The presentation will contribute 40% to the final grade together with a written exam which contributes 60% to the final grade. The minimum (separate) score for the presentation as well as the written exam is 5.5. The score for the presentation is only valid during the current academic year.
Specifics

Required materials
Articles
Handouts and articles will be distributed during the course. No specific book is required.

Instructional modes
Lecture

Presentation
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tutorial

Tests
Exam
Test weight3
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2

Presentation
Test weight2
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock KW1