ram seshadri group: 2008_218
Winter 2008: MATRL 218/CHEM 277:
Introduction to Inorganic Materials
Course outline: PDF
Phelps 1417, T & R, 9:30 am to 10:45 am
Ram's Office Hours (MRL 3008): T & R, 10:45 am to 12:00 noon.
Grader: Daniel Shoemaker (dshoe@mrl)
Resources:
The VESTA Crystal Structure drawing package (and more): Download and install
from here.
This program works on all platforms. It is required for assignments.
Database of some crystal structures to be found
here. The cif files
that can be downloaded are directly read by VESTA.
A demo version of the principal database of
Inorganic Crystal Structure is available at
FIZ Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Space groups and symmetry information:
Birbeck College SG diagrams and tables and
cctbx symmetry information and
SgInfo gateway
Schedule:
Date 
Description 
Resources 
Assignment 
T 1/8 
Some recent breakthroughs PDF 
DOI
DOI
DOI


R 1/10 
Classification PDF + handouts 
DOI
DOI
DOI
DOI


T 1/15 
Symmetry PDF + handouts 
PDF
PDF

PDF 
R 1/17 
Structures 1 PDF + handouts 
PDF
PDF


T 1/22 
Structures 2 PDF 
PDF

PDF
Pics 
R 1/24 
Structures 3 PDF 
PDF


T 1/29 
Cohesion PDF 

PDF 
R 1/31 
Cohesion (contd.) 
Handout 

T 2/5 
Midterm 
R 2/7 
Electronic structure I and II
PDF
PDF

Handout and DOI 

T 2/12 
Crystal fields and JahnTeller distortions (taught by Nicola Spaldin) 
R 2/14 
Crystal fields and JahnTeller distortions (taught by Nicola Spaldin) 
T 2/19 
No class (to be made up) 
R 2/21 
No class (to be made up) 
T 2/26 
Metals, semiconductors (contd.) 

PDF 
R 2/28 
Magnetism
PDF 


T 3/4 
Magnetism, phase transitions, polar properties
PDF 

PDF 
R 3/4 
Magnetism, phase transitions, polar properties 


T 3/11 
Magnetism, phase transitions, polar properties
PDF 


R 3/13 
Superconductivity and CMR 


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