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Chemistry of Nanomaterials

Code 8638
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Chemistry
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Teach to the students the following subjects: - Structures of nanomaterials - Synthesis processes of materials at micro and nano scale - Techniques for the structural, morphological and chemical characterization - Heterogeneous catalysis - Electrochemical applications of the nanomaterials
Syllabus 1 - Introduction to Nanomaterials Chemistry
2 - Typical Crystal Structures: crystallographic planes,directions and projections in a plane
3 - Point and planar defects
4 - Solid solutions: substitutional and interstitial
5 - Techniques for structural, morphological and chemical characterization of nanomaterials - X-ray diffraction/Bragg law - Scanning Electron Microscopy - Energy Dispersive X-ray
6 - Methods of preparation of solid solutions of polycrystals - Solid route/ceramic method - Wet route/sol-gel and co-precipitation
7 - Properties of nanomaterials and specific methods of preparation. Synthesis in gas phase. Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes
8 - Electrical properties. Band theory: n-type and p-type semiconductors
9 - Heterogeneous catalysis/adsorption isotherms
10 - Applications of nanomaterials in photochemistry and electrochemistry
Practice: synthesis and characterization of materials obtained by the wet process and by solid route
Main Bibliography - S. E. Dann (2000) Reactions and Characterization of solids, Royal Society of Chemistry
- W. Smith (1986) Princípios de Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais, McGraw-Hill
- A. Cavaleiro (1998) Quimica Inorgânica Básica, Universidade de Aveiro
- D. Vollath (2008) Nanomaterials: An Introduction to Synthesis, Characterization and Processing, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany
- G. Cao (2004) Nanostructures & Nanomaterials – Synthesis, Properties & Apllications, Imperial College Press
- G. Schmid (2004) Nanoparticles – from Theory to Application,
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
- K. J. Klabunde (2001) Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-08

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