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Committee on Chemistry
Title: Collecting, testing and dissemination of experiments
in solid state and materials chemistry
Chairman: M. Kizilyalli (deceased)
Carlsson, A.B. Ellis,
R. Kniep, H.
Mandal, G.V. Subba
Rao, U.V. Varadaraju,
and A. Yilmaz
Remarks: previously 230/29/95
Completion Date: 2006 - project abandoned
The objective is to provide tested experiments that will allow experiments
illustrating solid state and materials chemistry to be introduced
into the chemistry curriculum and experiments illustrating chemical
aspects to be introduced into the materials science curriculum.
The experiments to be prepared can be classified into 3 categories:
- to be used in junior undergraduate laboratories (2nd and
to be used in senior undergraduate laboratories
(4th year elective courses such as "Introduction to Solid State
Chemistry and Inorganic Materials" and "Inorganic Structural Chemistry"
to be used for the senior undergraduate students
(4th year) as projects and for master students as laboratory courses;
these could be advanced and expensive since few students will use
Since in recent years the development in high technological materials
is a very important issue, this type of scientific document will be
very useful in the advancement of preparing new compounds.
Two sets of laboratory experiments in the field
of solid state chemistry edited by Prof Dr. Lars Kihlborg were submitted
to IUPAC commission II-3.
Preparation and characterisation of barium titanate
(BTO) and BTO 'posistors'
Synthesis of ferroelectric BaTiO3 via
Fabrication of thin film CdSe photoelectrochemical
solar cell and measurement of its efficiency
Synthesis and study of the high-Tc superconductor
Synthesis of a '123'-superconductor
Ionic conductivity in glass
Synthesis of luminescent materials
Synthesis of ferrimagnetic BaFe12O19
Synthesis of X-zeolite
Synthesis and properties of LaCoO3 and
Preparation and characterisation of an intermetallic
Synthesis and crystal growth of MoO2
Synthesis and magnetic characterisation of a hard
magnetic material, BaFe12O19
Synthesis and intercalation studies on the layered
transition metal dichalcogenides, 2H-TaS2 and 2H-MoSe2
Synthesis and characterisation of a metal-cluster
Some experiments have been tested in the laboratories of Middle East
Technical University, Chemistry Department and were found to be feasible
and applicable. Some of them can be useful only in a well-equipped
solid-state laboratory. Several experiments were added to the list
developed in the Middle East Technical University Chemistry Department.
Synthesis and Characterization of Lanthanide Phosphates
Synthesis of Characterization of Tetracalcium Phosphate,
Ca4P2O9, A Dental Cement
Preparation of Gadolinium Tetraphosphate, Gd2P4O13,
and a Study of its Structure by XRD and IR Methods
Preparation of Copper Iron Sulfides by Solid-Gas
Synthesis, Characterization and Conducting Properties
Synthesis of Sodium Dichromate, Na2Cr2O7,
and Sodium Chromate, Na2CrO4
Preparation of YBa2Cu3O7-x
by Using Citrate Synthesis
This document is going to be ready when testing of the experiments
will be done by another laboratory. The topic would be broadened considering
the following fields in a systematic way:
Synthesis of solids by solid state, solution, hydrothermal
or sol - gel methods.
Characterization using different Instrumental and
Determination of magnetic, electrical, optical,
thermal and mechanical properties.
The process has been shown to work so those projects will build on
and greatly expand and enhance the earlier work.
Last Update: 8 September 2006
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