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Course syllabus N414M2_4I - Material Chemistry (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Material Chemistry
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Technical Chemistry - master (optional), 3. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Active participation on semestral lectures.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students will be introduced to the field of material science in general and particularly fromt he point of view of the research and development of organic molecules. Students will gain a broad overview and deeper insight into the recent trends about practical applications of functional materials.
Course contents:
1. Functional organic materials
Introduction to material science. Classification and examples of application of functional (in)organic molecules.

2. Organic magnets I.
Introduction to molecular magnetism. Stable organic radicals – history, nomenclature and classification. Nitroxides – preparation, physico-chemical properties and synthetic applications. Nitroxides as funkctional materials – radical batteries, nuclear polarisators, spin traps, radical initiators, human drugs.

3. Organic magnets II.
Kinetic and thermodynamic stabilisations of radicals, conjugation influence on the delocalisation of spin density. Persistent C-radicals, verdazyl and thiadiazolyl radicals.

4. Metal-organic frameworks I.
Definition, nomenclature and classification of metal-organic frameworks (MOF´s). Synthesis, physico-chemical properties and catalytic applications.

5. Metal-organic frameworks II.
Molecules encapsulation in MOF´s and its applications – molecular gas cylinders (hydrogen, methane, acetylene), drug carriers (ibuprofen). Nanotechnologies based on MOF´s.

6. Non-linear optical materials I.
Principles of fluorescence and phosphorescence. Organoluminescence – classification, chemistry and applications. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED´s).

7. Non-linear optical materials II.
Polymeric opto-elektronic materials. Electroluminescence, mechanochromic fluorescence and piezofluorochromism – concepts, materials and future applications.

8. Solar cells
Photoelectric effect. Basic principles of organic solar cells. Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSC) – classification, concepts, chemistry and applications. Organic photovoltaics. Chemistry of personalised solar energy.

9. Organic electronics I.
Electron transport in organic materials. (A)chiral organic (supra)conductors.

10. Organic electronics II.
Molecular spintronics – classification, concepts, materials and applications.

11. Nanomaterials and nanotechnology I.
Thermoelectric effect and introduction to molecular mechanochemistry. Fotochromic organometallics.

12. Nanomaterials and nanotechnology II.
Intelligent micro- and nanotechnology for energy harvesting. Locomotive autonomous micro- and nanosystems. Photoresponsive and mechanochromic materials.

13. Nanomaterials and nanotechnology III.
Sel-organisation as supramolecular phenomenon. Self-cleaning and self-healing materials. Future of material chemistry.
Recommended or required reading:
ALLCOCK, H. Introduction to Materials Chemistry. Chichester: Wiley, 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-29333-1.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
The course is recommended for 1st year students of the MSc. chemistry programme.
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Peter Szolcsányi, PhD. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Last modification: 29. 1. 2019
doc. Ing. Peter Szolcsányi, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 01/29/2019.

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