Chemistry

Modern Inorganic Materials

Module code: F1197
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

You explore the fundamental electronic and magnetic properties of modern materials, including cooperative magnetism, electronic structure and conductivity and the applications of these materials.

You are introduced to the correlated application of advanced physical techniques, including SQUID magnetometry, X-ray diffration, transport measurement, EPR and Mössbauer spectroscopies.

In the second part of the module, you focus on presenting examples of modern inorganic materials. This includes metal organic frameworks – coordination polymers and polynuclear coordination clusters to which the particular technique(s) can be applied and their properties with particular emphasis on:

  • absorption
  • molecular magnetism
  • catalysis
  • drug delivery
  • fluorescence.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate systematic understanding of the use of various techniques to analyse Metal Organic Frameworks, Coordination Polymers and Polynuclear Coordination Clusters.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the major concepts, principles and theories of Metal Organic Frameworks – Coordination Polymers and Polynuclear Coordination Clusters that enables them to critically scrutinize and solve problems related to them.
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the electronic, magnetic, spectroscopic, biological and catalytic properties of Metal Organic Frameworks-Coordination Polymers and Polynuclear Coordination Clusters.