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Applications of chemical materials

prof. dr hab. Grażyna Bator, prof. dr hab. Ryszard Jakubas, prof. dr hab. Eugeniusz Zych
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)

1. Introduction to modern techniques for the solid state investigations.
2. Presentation of the luminescence materials applications.
3. Introduction to the growing up of ferroic materials and the dielectric and thermal methods applied for their investigations.
4. Advancement of the laboratory techniques.
5. Development of the report writing skills on the results obtained and on the scientific information research.
Acquired Knowledge
• Knows the relationships between crystal structure and their macroscopic properties
• Can list and characterize the experimental methods used for the nanomaterials studies
• Can use theoretical models as applied for the description of the crystal free energy
• Can list and characterize the experimental methods used for the detection and the determination of the phase transition mechanisms in the solid state
• Can use the theoretical models for the dielectric response description in crystals
Acquired Skills
• Classifies materials as regards to their physicochemical properties
• Practically uses the dielectric, optical and spectroscopic techniques for the identification and studies on phase transitions in the solid state
• Is capable to analyze the dielectric, optical and spectroscopic results and on the basis of which conclude on the material properties
• Can individually use scientific literature and internet content in order to find information on materials and methods of their investigations
Social competence:
• Is able to teach about polymorphysm of the solid state, nanotechnology and the luminescence material applications
• In lectures prepared obeys the scientific reliability rules
• Can assess and review a presentation of the other seminar participants, can preliminary prepare the results for publication


Exam (written) at the end of semester.

  1. Description of the ferroic material properties (mainly ferroelectrics and ferroelastic).
  2. Introduction to the main experimental methods for the ferroic materials characteristics.
  3. Theoretical description related to the free energy of crystals – Landau-Ginzburg theory. Tensors in the crystal anisotropy description.
  4. Description of the nonlinear properties of the ferroelectric crystals.
  5. Electronic spectroscopy as a tool for the luminophore materials properties investigation: single crystals, powders, ceramics, Glass, layer systems.
  6. Absorption and emission spectra analysis.
  7. Experimental methods, e.g. time resolution spectroscopy and the luminescence decay time measurements.
  8. Practical application of luminophores.