Structure, preparation, properties and applications of important inorganic materials. Basic laboratory techniques for the synthesis and the characterisation of inorganic materials
Overview of synthetic and characterisation techniques for solid materials. To be able to recognize an unknown materials from specific analyses. To know the possible differences correlated to different synthetic procedures.
Clays and related materials: structures and applications. Refractories. Cement and other structural materials. Most common inorganic oxides such as Al2O3, SiO2, TiO2, ZrO2: preparation methodologies, characterisation and applications. Three way catalysts for automotive pollutant abatement. Glasses and enamels. Diamonds, graphite and active carbons. Bulk and surface characterisation techniques. Surface functionalization.
Basic techniques of oxide preparation. Bulk and surface characterisation for chemical and phase composition. Functionalisation of carbons. Metal nanoparticles with different characteristics and their characterization.
· W.D.Kingery, H.K.Bowen, R.D.Uhlmann
Introduction to Ceramics
· H.Marsh, F.Rodriguez-Reinoso
· W. Buechner, R. Schliebs, G. Winter, and K. H. Buechel.
Industrial Inorganic Chemistry. VCH, (2007). Materiale di riferimento
Thematic discussion on Power Point presentation
The attendance is strongly suggested allowing the assessment as thematic discussion.
Lab attendance is compulsory
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