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CH30157: Chemistry of functional materials

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH20151 OR take CH20152
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an introduction to the chemistry of some modern materials and how technological applications drive development of new materials.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit the student should be able to:
* Compare and contrast methods for synthesising nanoparticles and applications of nanophase materials;
* Give examples of templating methods for hierarchical structures and surface patterning and applications of these materials;
* Explain how the structure of polymeric materials such as block copolymers influences their properties;
* Describe methods for the preparation of functional polymers and how the methods determine the properties of the materials.

Skills:
Data analysis (T, F, A), critical thinking (F, A), problem solving (F, A).

Content:
Nanoparticle synthesis, applications of nanoparticles, templated hierarchical structures, applications of hierarchical materials, solid state inorganic materials. Preparative and analytical methods for copolymers with varying structures, control of material properties by structural variation with examples (e.g. delivery, photoresists).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30157 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

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