OverviewChemists and physicists are now playing an important role in the growing field of materials research. More recently, there has been a growing interest, driven by technological needs, in materials with specific functions and this requires a combination of physics and chemistry. For example, new materials are needed for the optics and electronics industry (glasses and semiconductors). The aim of this module is to introduce students to this area of modern materials and associated techniques. Examples of the topics that might typically be covered are: Crystals and crystallography; Molecular materials; Glasses; Magnetism and Magnetic Materials; Multiferroics; X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS).
This module is expected to occupy 150 total study hours, including contact hours.
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
Examination 80% and coursework 20% (comprising of 3 separate assessments).
Generic learning outcomes:
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