Application of functional materials
This course is a continuation of the course Properties of functional materials.
Functional materials with prominent characteristics are used as examples for different applications. Materials classified as energy material and there use as energy harvesting, converting, harvesting and transferring of energy will be discussed. Different ways of applying these materials in optical and in energy devices (light emitting diodes, solar cells, supercapacitors, smart windows etc.), in transistors, sensors, medical applications and as catalyst materials are discussed. Additionally, the course discusses how to combine materials into efficient composite materials in order to modify the functionality to fit different applications.
After the course, you will
- know more about photo- and electroactive materials and how their properties can be utilised in many applications
- have an idea of how to optimise and tune some of the materials properties and on how to achieve the best fit when combining materials either in a composite or as a neighboring layer in an application.
The course doesn’t have a fixed schedule. It can be studied at your own pace. The material is available online.
More information in the University of Turku study guide.
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conducting polymers, fullerenes, graphene, composite materials, semiconductor materials
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Chemistry and materials of energy storages