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ram seshadri group: 2009_218

Winter 2009: MATRL 218/Chem 277: Introduction to inorganic materials

Course outline: PDF

Phelps 1417, T & R, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm: Office hours following class or by appointment


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, SgInfo gateway and the Bilbao Crystallographic Server

Plane group sketcher (requires Java): "escher"

CRC Handbook of Physics and Chemistry online (useful physical and chemical data including solid state properties). CCRC Online

PDF file of bond valence parameters including the exponential bond valence relationship, and the source cif file: CIF from CCP14


Date Description Notes Resources
T 1/6 Introduction: Some new superconductors PDF Nobel, doi, doi, doi, doi,
R 1/8 Classification, glasses etc. PDF + handouts doi, doi, doi, doi, doi, doi,
T 1/13 Symmetry PDF + handouts PDF, PDF, assignment 1
R 1/15 Symmetry (contd.) jpg
T 1/20 Structures 1 PDF PDF, assignment 2
W 1/21 (5:00 pm) Structures 3 PDF doi, doi, doi, PDF
R 1/22 Structures 3 PDF assignment 3
T 1/27 No class
R 1/29 Structures (contd.)
T 2/3 Cohesion PDF + handouts
R 2/5 Cohesion (contd.)
T 2/10 Midterm
R 2/12 Orbitals, electronic structure PDF + handouts assignment 4
T 2/17 Cohesion PDF + handouts doi
R 2/19 Cohesion
T 2/24 Magnetism PDF + handouts
R 2/26 Magnetism and polar materials PDF assignment 5
T 3/3 No class
R 3/5 Polar materials
T 3/10 High TC and CMR PDF
R 3/12 High TC and CMR

For material from previous quarters, please look at:
Winter 2003: Materials/218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2003: Materials 286C
Fall 2003: Materials 225
Fall 2003: 100A
Winter 2004: Chemistry 173B
Winter 2004: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Fall 2004: Materials100A
Winter 2005: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2005: Materials265
Fall 2005: Materials286G
Winter 2006: Materials218/Chemistry
Spring 2006: Materials209BL
Winter 2007: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2007: Materials 265
Fall 2007: Materials 100A
Special stuff for 200B, 2008: Class on Soft Matter & Non-crystalline materials
Winter 2008: Materials 218/Chem 277
Spring 2008: Materials 286G
Fall 2008: Materials 265

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