Introduction into the fundamental relationships between chemical composition, crystal structure, symmetry and physical properties of solids.
Introduction 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.
Symmetry 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.
A script of the lecture until 2014 is available. Script notes for the present lecture will be provided before the start of the lecture.
Walter Borchardt-Ott: Kristallographie. Springer 2002. Dieter Schwarzenbach: Kristallographie. Springer 2001.
Prerequisites / Notice
Organisation: Two hours of lectures per week accompanied by one hour of exercises.
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Bachelor'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)
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written 90 minutes
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