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CHE 510: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Topics: Materials Chemistry

This course typically reviews the structure and electronic properties of inorganic materials, important characterization techniques including X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy, and synthetic methods in materials chemistry. Elements of solid-state chemistry and physics are invoked to account for the electronic and magnetic properties of metals and semiconductors. The effects of defects and non-stoichiometry are typically discussed, as is the role of finite size with reference to recent advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Special topics pertaining to catalysis, energy storage and conversion, and/or electronic devices are typically introduced.