New Chemical Methods in Material Science A
Preparation of precursors: organic, inorganic, and metalorganic starting materials(special gases; metals, alloys; covalent and ionic hydrides; metal halogenides, -oxides, -sulfides; -alkoxides, -carboxilates; metal complexes; precursors of ceramics);New preparation routes of amorphous systems, sol-gel technique(chemical processes of sol-gel method: hydrolysis, condensation, drying gel systems, heat treatment, advantages and disadvantages of sol-gel methods, industrial applications); Polymer gels, chemical and structural modifying methods(physical and chemical properties of polymers, functional polymers, polymer based nanostructures, nanohybrides); Non-conventional materilas and theirs properties:medical, biotechnological and automatic technical applications (artificial muscles, drug delivery systems), electrostrictive, magnetostrictive and piezoelectric materials, electroreological, magnetoreological and magnetic liquids, shape-memory metals and polymers).
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