At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||This course is directed to students having a basic formation in inorganic chemistry and aiming to complete their formation by advanced notions in physical chemistry of functional inorganic materials. It aims at giving a fundamental understanding of chemical bonding in solids and at illustrating the various applications that result. The functionality associated to molecular electronics is also covered based on an orbital and structural approach.|
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II. Electronic structure and electrical properties of solids: bonding in solids (band theory), relation between band structure and electronic properties, semi-conductors, electrical properties of some inorganic solids (MO monoxides of the 3d series, transition metal sulfides MS2), ionic and molecular conductors.
III. Magnetic properties of materials: basic concepts, molecular magnetism, magnetism associated to conduction electrons, collective magnetism associated to ions.
IV. Analysis methods of magnetism: susceptometers based on a force or induction measurement. Electronic paramagnetic resonance (EPR). Muon spin relaxation spectroscopy (MuSR). Neutron diffraction (structural aspects, spin density maps). X-ray magnetic circular dichroïsm (XMCD).
V. Various magnetic materials and applications: ferrites, garnets, hard and soft magnets, molecular magnets, spin crossover materials, photo-switches and hybrid materials.
VI. Superconduting materials: metallic conductivity and superconductivity, review of superconductivity, BCS theory, superconducting oxides with a high critical temperature, applications of superconductors.
VII. Optical and dielectric properties of solids: inorganic lasers, cooperative dielectric properties (ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Classic or reverse class.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.oral exam (15/20) and oral defense of a project (5/20) with one or several guest international professors.
The course could be partly or totally delivered by an invited lecturer.
- Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, A.R. West, Wiley, 1984.
- Molecular Magnetism, O. Kahn, Wiley, 1993.
- Fascicule reprenant la copie des transparents utilisés par l'enseignant.
- Fascicle containing a copy of overhead transparencies used by the teacher.
- syllabus LCHM2231 (à la DUC)