327-0104-00L  Crystallography

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersT. Lottermoser
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


327-0104-00 VKristallographie2 hrs
Thu10:45-12:30HCI J 4 »
T. Lottermoser
327-0104-00 UKristallographie1 hrs
Tue12:45-13:30HCI E 8 »
12:45-13:30HCP E 47.2 »
13:45-14:30HCI E 8 »
13:45-14:30HCP E 47.2 »
T. Lottermoser

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AbstractIntroduction into the fundamental relationships between chemical composition, crystal structure, symmetry and physical properties of solids.
ObjectiveIntroduction into the fundamental relationships between chemical composition, crystal structure, symmetry and physical properties of solids. Emphasis: group-theoretical introduction into symmetry, discussion of the factors governing the formation of crystal structures, structural dependence of physical properties, fundamentals of experimental techniques probing the crystal structure.
ContentSymmetry and order: lattices, point groups, space groups.

Crystal chemistry: geometrical, physical and chemical factors governing the formation of crystal structures; close sphere packings; typical basic crystal structures; lattice energy; magnetic crystals; quasicrystals.

Structure/property relationships: Example quartz (piezoelectricity); perowskite and derivative structures (ferroelectrics and high-temperature superconductors); magnetic materials.

Materials characterization: diffraction techniques, optical techniques.
Lecture notesA script of the lecture until 2014 is available. Script notes for the present lecture will be provided before the start of the lecture.
LiteratureWalter Borchardt-Ott: Kristallographie. Springer 2002.
Dieter Schwarzenbach: Kristallographie. Springer 2001.
Prerequisites / NoticeOrganisation: Two hours of lectures per week accompanied by one hour of exercises.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Materials Science 2017; Version 28.01.2020 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Materials Science 2012; Version 01.08.2016 (Examination Block C)
Bachelor's Programme in Materials Science 2015; Version 22.08.2017 (Examination Block C)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. Lottermoser
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsNone
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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