Faculty of Textile Technology
 
Course: Methods of Matter Exam. in the Solid State

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Gordana PavloviŠ, Prof.
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology
Course summary 3 (1+2+0)
ECTS 5
Knowledge verification preliminary exam
Precondition for testing Optional course ""Selected topics of inorganic chemistry"" is recommended.
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type laboratory practice, seminars
Subject content Ionic, covalent and metal bonds.Crystal lattice of metals, ionic and covalent compounds.Crystal and cyrstal systems. Crystal symmetry. Amorphous solids. Polarity of bond and molecules. Dipols. Hydrogen bonds and van der Waals' forces. Diffraction by X-ray and neutrons. Diffraction as reflection, Bragg's law. Diffraction of single-crystal and polycrystalline samples. Structural informatiion obtained by diffraction methods:(molecular geometry, conformation, packing of molecules in crystals). Diffraction experiment and molecular structure determination steps. Methods of thermal analysis (TGA, DTA, DSC). Melting point and enthalpy of melting. Phase transformations. Thermal decomposition in oxygen and nitrogen.
Aim of course This course lists introduction and physico-chemical basis of contemporary experimental methods in solid state matter examination. These methods are important in determination of physico-chemical features of polymers and other materials in textile industry. Course is recommended for those students who whish to obtain the basis of physico-chemical characteristics of materials and according to that their potential applications. Course is also recommended for those students who will continue education at Ph.D. level.
Literature necessary for course W. Massa, Crystal Structure Determination, Springer-Verlag, 2000.
W. Clegg, A. J. Blake, R. O. Gould, P. Main, Crystal Structure Analysis, Principles and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2002.
Supplement literature scientific review articles of diffraction and thermal analysis areas:
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganica Chimica Acta
Structural Chemistry, Polyhedron, Journal of Molecular Structure, Acta Crystallographica B, C, E, Thermochimica Acta