Completion of Stage 2 of the following programmes: Chemistry (BSc); Chemistry (MChem) and Chemistry with year in Industry.
OverviewNanoscience will sculpt the scientific landscape of the 21st century. Here, you will be exposed to the synthesis of nanomaterials spanning nanoparticles, nanorods and porous architectures. You will learn how to control their shape, size, functionalisation and stabilisation. Solid-state reactions are introduced as well as high-pressure synthesis to prepare novel materials. The wealth of applications and potential applications of nanomaterials will be covered spanning: catalysis and quantum dots to nanomedicine. You will also synthesise nanomaterials in our chemistry laboratory. (Lab component.)
This module appears in:
Lectures given by a variety of teachers (24hrs); practical lab classes (18 hrs).
Total number of study hours: 150 hrs
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
40% coursework: 3 assignment (25%), lab reports (15%); 60% final exam (written unseen).
Synthesis of Inorganic Materials, Ulrich Schubert, Nicola Husing, ISBN: 978-3-527-32714-0, Wiley.
Core and foundation scientific concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions, and laboratory practice and methods in relation to inorganic synthetic chemistry.
Areas of inorganic synthetic chemistry including synthetic pathways of inorganic materials, such as sol-gel, "shake and bake" and high pressure synthesis.
Appreciate developments at the forefront of some areas of inorganic materials chemistry such as nanoparticles and catalysts.