Elaboration of Inorganic Materials University of Bordeaux
This course is devoted to the synthesis and elaboration of inorganicmaterials. In the first section, mining technologies (thermal andelectrochemical metallurgy) are presented. The second section dealswith the various synthesis routes of inorganic oxides and otherceramics.Co-sintering (solid state route), mechano-synthesis, and numeroussolution routes (coprecipitation, autocombustion, spray pyrolysis,sol-gel processes and hydrothermal synthesis) are compared. The thirdsection consists of a detailed focus on innovative sol-gel processeswith the aim of elaborating nanomaterials with controlledmorphology.Finally, in the last section, the shaping processes,especially to design thin films (PVD, CVD) are presented. As a result,various competencies about the elaboration of inorganic materialsare acquired from an adequate mixture of magisterial lessons,exercises and practical activities. > MAIN DISCIPLINARY COMPETENCIES: - Fundamental knowledge: Know the different material classes andtheir main elaboration techniques, to apprehend these differentclasses and techniques basing on solid-state chemist approach:chemical bond description, structural behaviors, thermodynamic/kineticcompetition, etc. - From knowledge to know-how: Know how to prepare pure inorganicmaterials with one target chemical composition, one targetcrystallographic structure and one target morphology (size/shape). - Practical: Try out the adequate scientific approach in order toreproduce an experiment of the literature (with the technicalpossibilities offered by the Practical laboratories).
- Academic level: BSc - Selection criteria: undergraduate level in chemistry or in physicalchemistry - Language prerequisites: English or French - Selection procedure: evaluation of the students CV
> 1st session examinations (0-20)- Intermediate 0.4 coef. - Final Exam (3h00): 0.5 coef. - Practicalreviews (made during the practical works): 0.1 coef.> 2nd session examinations (0-20)- Final Exam (3h00): 0.5 coef. (it can be oral examination dependingon the workforce) - Intermediate exam: 0.4 coef.: marks may bereported or exam may be chosen depending on the student choice. Incase of exam: either an oral or a written exam will happen dependingon the workforce. - Practical reviews (made during the practicalworks): 0.1 coef. (report)
I.TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES IN MINERAL CHEMISTRY (MINING): (6 MEETINGSX 1 HOUR 20) - Bayer process: Alumina/Aluminum chemistry - Kroll proces: Rutile-Anatase/Titanium chemistry - Silicium; Process of silica transformation andpurification:illustration besides electronic and photovoltaicrequirements.II. SYNTHESIS OF INORGANIC POWDER: (10 MEETINGS X 1 HOUR 20) - All-solid routes for inorganic oxide preparation: Solid-sate route,mechanosynthesis - Solution routes for inorganic oxide preparation: Autocombustion,spray-pyrolysis, Sol-Gel processes: Pechini & alkoxide precursors’routes, Precipitation, coprecipitation, hydrothermal synthesis - From oxides to other inorganic compoundsIII. SOL-GEL PROCESSES AND DILUTED ENVIRONMENTS: (7 MEETINGS X 1 HOUR20) - From colloids to sol-gel process - Colloids vs Nanoparticles in sol "non-silica systems" - Colloids vs Nanoparticles in sol "silica systems"V. FROM SYNTHESIS TO SHAPING OF INORGANIC MATERIALS: (9 MEETINGS X 1HOUR 20) - Shaping techniques for thin films production (PVD-CVD),ionicimplantation, thermal sprays and thermal diffusion. Illustrationof the applicative fields (films for optics, mechanical properties andsurface coatings as protective barriers) - Materials in industrial catalysis: Phenomenological description.Physico-chemical properties of solid catalysts: preparation andshaping. Focus on Zeolites and parent structures.
- Lectures including exercise sessions (oral in French, all written support in English): 32 X 1 hour 20. - Practical session (in French or English): 2 X 4 hours. - Tutoring (in English to help people who do not speak French): 9 X 1 hour 20. - Teaching supports available on the Moodle platform. - Self-study: 105 hours (50 hours private reading, 20 hours exam preparation, 20 hours exercise preparation, 15 hours preparation/report of practical session).
Online Course Requirement
- Main lectures including exercise sessions will be taught in Frenchbut all written supports will be available in English or French(lectures, exercises, practical sessions manuals, final exam iswritten texts) - Tutoring in English will be available to help peoplewho do not speak French - Practical sessions will be taught in bothEnglish or French Language of instruction: French and English* (see other information)Mode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching
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