Experimental Methods in Materials Science
The aim of this practical course in the first half of the term is to offer a general overview to the students about modern preparation techniques in materials science, while in the second half, more detailed studies can be carried out in one particular field selected by the student. These techniques involve preparation procedures applied in solid state chemistry, colloid chemistry, electrochemistry, and other fields. For example, preparation of functional nanolayers by self-ordering, chemical surface modification, and Langmuir-Blodgett method, as well as synthesis of multicomponent disperse colloid systems, nanogels and aerogels are scheduled.
Lab manuals will be distributed for each technique and lab task.
C. Suryanarayana: Experimental Techniques in Materials and Mechanics, CRC Press (2011)
Herbert Herman: Experimental Methods: Treatise on Materials Science and Technology Vol 19., Elsevier (2013)