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Department of Chemistry Choong-Shik Yoo Group

CHEM480: Solid State Chemistry

Instructor:  Prof. C. S. Yoo  (509) 335-2712;

Class: MWF 11:10-12:00 AM in Fulmer R124, Fall in 2015

Course information may be found on: Elearning


This class is designed for upper-level undergrate and lower-level graduate students in chemistry, material science and physics. The class will cover fundamental principles of chemistry in solid states and condensed matters and how they applied to real world problems such as lasers, semiconductors, and energy generation and storage. The relationships among chemical bondings and crystal structures will be exploited, as well as the experimental methods commonly used to study solids such as synchrotron x-ray diffraction and other spectroscopic methods.

Topics to be covered:

  • Crystal structures
  • Bondings in Solids
  • Crystallography and Diffraction Techniques
  • Other Preparative Methods: Synchrotoron X-rays, Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Thermal
  • Crystal Defects
  • Phase Diagrams and Polymorphism
  • Electric Properties
  • Magnetic Properties
  • Optical Properties
  • Solid State Reactions and Synthesis

Text and References:  

  • R. West, Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd ed, student edition
  • L. E. Smart and E. A. Moore, Solid State Chemistry: An Introduction, 3rd edition
  • P. A. Cox, The Electronic Structure and Chemistry of Solids

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