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X-Ray Crystallography
Comprehensive introduction into chemical crystallography and X-ray diffraction analysis. Part I: theoretical basics of crystallography required for understanding the crystal structure analysis and data reported in the literature. Part II: preparation of samples; setting up an X-ray diffraction experiment; solving and reporting crystal structures.

S-20; F-17; F-15; F-13; W-12


Supramolecular and Nanostructured Materials
(1) Supramolecular chemistry, nanoscience and materials. (2) Oligomolecular associates. Molecular receptors. (3) Polymolecular self-assembly. (4) Non-covalent interactions. (5) Crystal engineering and solid state organic synthesis. (6) Physico-chemical basis and experimental methods. (7) Inclusion compounds. (8) Zeolites. Mesoporous materials. (9) Non-solid and non-crystalline soft materials. (10) Molecular devices.

W-13; F-08


Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry - Solid State Chemistry
Contemporary treatment of the chemistry of solid materials. (1) Solid state structure: Types of solids. Crystals and crystal chemistry. Crystallography and diffraction techniques. (2) Physical chemistry of solids: Bonding and stability. Heterogeneous equilibria and phase diagrams. Thermal analysis. (3) Properties and applications: Electronic structure and defects. Physical properties: electrical; magnetic; optical. Chemical reactivity in the solid state.
Prerequisite: CHEM*3650

F-19; F-18; F-17; F-15; F-14; F-13


Topics in Nanomaterials
This course will introduce students to special topics in nanostructured materials. The course will illustrate how to design, create, characterize and utilize new materials in which the presence of nanoscale structural elements results in new properties of fundamental and technological importance.
Prerequisites: NANO*3300; NANO*3500; (CHEM*3860 or PHYS*3230)

W-20; W-19; W-18


Structure and Spectroscopy
An introduction to spectroscopy and its relationship to molecular structure and dynamics. Rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopies. The use of spectroscopy for the determination of molecular structures and the investigation of molecular motions.
Prerequisite: CHEM*2060

W-19; S-16; S-15; S-13; S-12; S-11; S-10; W-09


Structure and Bonding
Modern introduction to the geometry (including symmetry) and electronic structure of atoms, molecules and extended molecular systems such as crystals. Basic principles of chemical structure and bonding. The second part of the course introduces Quantum Chemistry and applies it to covalent bond.
Prerequisites: CHEM*1050; MATH*1210; PHYS*1010

F-10; F-09

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