Maksym Kovalenko: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Maksym Kovalenko
FieldFunctional Inorganic Materials
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 139
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 41 56
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

529-0122-00LInorganic Chemistry II3 credits3GM. Kovalenko, K. Kravchyk
AbstractThe lecture is based on Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers, i.e. crystal structures.
ObjectiveThe lecture follows Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers.
ContentSymmetry aspects of chemical bonding, point groups and representations for the deduction of molecular orbitals, energy assessment for molecules and solids, Sanderson formalism, derivation and understanding of band structures, densities of states, overlap populations, crystal symmetry, basic crystal structures and corresponding properties, visual representations of crystal structures.
Lecture notessee Moodle
Literature1. I. Hargittai, M. Hargittai, "Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist", Plenum Press, 1995;
2. R. Hoffmann, "Solids and Surfaces", VCH 1988;
3. U. Müller, "Anorganische Strukturchemie", 6. Auflage, Vieweg + Teubner 2008
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Inorganic Chemistry I
529-0134-01LFunctional Inorganics6 credits3GM. Kovalenko, K. Kravchyk, T. Lippert, G. Raino
AbstractThis course covers the synthesis, properties and applications of inorganic materials. In particular, the focus is on photo-active coordination compounds, quasicrystals, nanocrystals (including nanowires), molecular precursors for inorganic materials and metal-organic frameworks.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the structure-property relationship and the design principles of modern inorganic materials for prospective applications in photovoltaics, electrochemical energy storage (e.g. Li-ion batteries), thermoelectrics and photochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting.
Content(A) Introduction into the synthesis and atomic structure of modern molecular and crystalline inorganic materials.
-Nanocrystals, including shape engineering
-Molecular precursors (including organometallic and coordination compounds) for inorganic materials
-Metal-organic frameworks
-Photoactive molecules

(B) Applications of inorganic materials:
-Li-ion batteries
-Photochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting
-Light-emitting devices etc.
Lecture noteswill be distributed during lectures
Literaturewill be suggested in the lecture notes
Prerequisites / NoticeNo special knowledge beyond undergraduate curriculum
529-0199-00LInorganic and Organometallic Chemistry0 credits2KH. Grützmacher, M. Bezdek, C. Copéret, D. Günther, M. Kovalenko, T. Lippert, V. Mougel, P. Steinegger
529-0948-00LSolid State Chemistry Restricted registration - show details
Registration only until 08.02.2022. Participants who have passed the course "Inorganic Chemistry II" will be favoured.
3 credits6PM. Kovalenko, M. Kotyrba, S. Yakunin
AbstractAn introduction to crystal growth with the Bridgman-Stockbarger technique and physical characterization of single crystals.
ObjectiveThe practical laboratory course gives an insight into the growth of single crystals and their applications. Focus lies on the growth of semiconductor crystals and the measurement of their physical (optical & electronic) properties. The complete work is documented in a detailed scientific report.
ContentThe growth of perovskite (CsPbBr3) semiconductor crystals using the Bridgman-Stockbarger technique as a model system for single crystals grown from the melt. The preparation of crystals for physical measurements through cutting and polishing. Measuring optical characteristics (absorption) as well as electronic properties, including current-voltage (IV) measurements, time-of-flight, charge carrier recombination, charge extraction efficiencies, and photodetection.
Lecture notesElectronic version of the script will be provided.
LiteratureAll references in the script will be provided in .pdf-form, no other sources are needed.
Prerequisites / NoticeSafety concept: