Academic year 2018/2019
Master's Degree in Materials Science
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
CHIM/02 - chimica fisica
Type of examination
Written and oral
Solid basis in physics and chemistry, atomic structure, chemical bond, termodinamicand thermochemistry,
crystallography, knowledge ofspectroscopies
The goal in the first part of the course is to give general tools for multielectronic wave function building. In the second part the main goal is to supply theoretical tools and experimental methods for understanding the phenomena occurring at the surfaces of the materials, from adsorption to reactivity.
Results of learning outcomes
Understanding of the leading factors of the inter-electronic interaction, and knowledge of the most diffuse theoretical techniques for their study.
Ability to foresee, understand and study by the suitable experimental techniques the liquid-liquid, solid-solid and in particular solid-gas interface phenomena. It is expected that the student will learn the basic principles at the basis of catalysis: types of activation of simple molecules by homogeneous systems and by surfaces, and why; which are the factors affecting the reactivity at the surfaces of different kind of materials.
– Materials quantum chemistry.
Lessons: 56 hours;
Laboratory: 16 hours
Total: 72 hours.
The attendance at the lessons is not compulsory. The attendance at the laboratory is compulsory and cannot be less than 70% of the total.
Learning assessment methods
The exam is separated in two parts.
The first part of the exam (Prof. Maschio) is written.
The second part (Profs. Bordiga and Groppo) is oral. The student should be able to elaborate the results of the experiments performed in the lab in the form of graphs and to comment them. Starting from this preliminary discussion, additional questions will be done, in order to verify the knowledge of the topics developed during lessons.
The mark will result as the average of the two parts, expressed in thirties.
Italian students may sustain the exam in italian.
Suggested readings and bibliography
Slides and notes given by the professors