Materials Science

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Course Code: 
23469
Course Outline: 
Materials Science 23469 علم المواد An-Najah National University Faculty Name: Science – Department Name: Chemistry Course title and number Materials Science//// Chem. 23469 Instructor(s) name(s) Hikmat S. Hilal Contact information hikmathilal@yahoo.com Semester and academic year Second, 2012-2013 Compulsory / Elective Elective Prerequisites Chemistry Department Approval Course Contents (description) The course deals with different areas of materials (metals, ceramics and polymers) from chemistry point of view. Basic theories of bonding, structure, physical and chemical properties, with reference to understanding materials, are discussed. Contemporary applications of materials are involved. Teaching will be conducted in two different ways: lecture mode and interactive mode. Lectures will cover the textbook materials, whereas interactive learning will cover additional & supplemental materials from beyond the lecture materials. Course Objectives Enable the student to use his/her earlier chemistry background to understand materials. The student will be able to comprehend what materials are, how useful in societal demands they are, why research & development focuses on certain compounds, and what is the role of a chemist in developing new materials. Material production, functioning and development are involved. Intended learning Outcomes and Competences At the end of this course students is expected to be able to; 1) Critically understand contemporary materials science and technology (critical thinking) 2) Independently read about advanced materials (learner-centered approach) 3) Employ his/her chemistry background in understanding basic theories and properties of materials 4) Understand applications of materials in societal life 5) Acquire knowledge of designing and using modern devices based on advanced materials 6) Find future research inroads to solve societal problems using advanced materials (examples of problem-based learning) Textbook and References (Online Resources) Materials Chemistry, Bradley D. Fahlman, 2nd Edition, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherland, (2011). Other References: 1) Irvine D. Granets, Modern Materials Science, (1980). 2) Other Books on materials Science, Solid State, and others. 3) On-line sources. Journals (such as Solid State Sciences, Progress in Solid State Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, etc.) Assessment Criteria Activity Percent (%) Midterm Exams (1st + 2nd) 40 Student Activities 10 Final Exam 50 Course Outline: Chapt. Subject Specific Objectives Lectures 1 Introduction to materials Defining subject boundaries and reviewing basic skills (including definitions, ….) 3 Lecture 2 Solid State Chemistry (principles of bonding and structure) To equip the student with basic theoretical backgrounds of materials Science 8 Lectures Forum Discussion 1 Lecture 1st Test 1 Lecture 4 Metals Bonding, alloys, corrosion, magnetism. 9 5 Semiconductors Principles of secmoconductors, followed by p-n junction and applications in transistors and ICs. Other applications are also involved such as LED, OLED, PLED, future refrigeration. 9 Forum Discussion 1 2nd Test 1 Lectures 6 Nano-materials and carbon nano-tubes In depth knowledge of nanomaterials from different perspectives, including preparations, applications. Carbon nanomaterials will also be given special rigor. 9 7 Materials Characterization The student will see how to characterize newly prepared materials using SEM and TEM 3 Lectures -- Ceramics and composites Involves ceramic materials and metal oxides. If time allows Forum Discussion 1 Final exam 2 Lectures Total 48 Lectures HSH Updated 3rd, Jan. 2013 …