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Applications of chemical materials

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
2
Lecturer: 
prof. dr hab. Grażyna Bator, prof. dr hab. Ryszard Jakubas, prof. dr hab. Eugeniusz Zych
Type: 
Optional
Level: 
Elementary
Lecture
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

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.

Assessment: 

Exam (written) at the end of semester.

Contents: 
  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.