Properties of functional materials
The research on the synthesis and characterisation of functional materials is crucial for future technologies for energy capture, storage and conversion, for health care and for materials having properties for more sustainable solutions as recycling, self-healing.
- Presentation of chemical and electrochemical synthesis and conversion of different advanced materials.
- An introduction to composite synthesis, a tool for optimising and tuning of desired materials properties.
- Several techniques for nanostructuring of both organic and inorganic material.
- Characterisation of the materials is discussed and several possible techniques for imaging or investigating the surface properties, conductance, electronic structure etc.
- Special focus is put on in situ/operando measurements of organic semiconductor materials and catalysis reactions.
After the course, you will
- know several ways of obtaining advanced materials
- also know the main properties of the materials and be familiar with several characterization techniques suitable for solid materials
- be able to evaluate materials properties and to understand application possibilities and limitations of new materials that include composites, hybrid, biomimetic and nanomaterials, and active, functional, responsive and smart materials.
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