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CH40158: Chemistry of functional materials

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
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 unit you must take CH20151 or take CH20152 and in taking this unit you cannot take CH30157
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide a description of 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:
* critically analyse methods for synthesising nanoparticles and properties and applications of nanophase materials
* critically analyse templating methods for hierarchical structures and properties and applications of these materials
* explain in detail how the structure of polymeric materials such as block copolymers influences their properties
* critically evaluate methods for the preparation of functional polymers and how their properties may be controlled
* critically assess recent literature examples of functional materials
* suggest routes to designed materials possessing required properties for a particular application.

Data gathering (T, F), data analysis (T, F, A), critical thinking (T, F, A), problem solving (F, A).

Nanoparticle synthesis, applications of nanoparticles, templated hierarchical structures, applications of hierarchical 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:

CH40158 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AAM06 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 5)
  • RSCH-AFM03 : Integrated PhD in Chemistry
  • TSCH-AFM01 : MRes Chemistry
Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 5)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.