Course title
Chemistry of Solid State Materials

KIYONO Hajime Click to show questionnaire result at 2016
Course content
Importance of solid state materials is increasing. Chemistry are needed to synthesize new and superior solid state materials. This course deals with solid state materials from a viewpoint of chemistry. This course covers the crystal structures, characterizing method, preparation methods.
Purpose of class
Purpose of this course is to understand crystal structures, characterization methods, synthesis methods for inorganic solid state materials. Students will have knowledge that is required to research in the field of materials chemistry.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students will be able to understand chemical reactions in the preparation process of solid state materials.
  2. Students will be able to understand the chemical and physical properties due to the crystal structures of the solid state materials.
  3. Students will be able to acquire a knowledge about defects in solid state materials.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Crystal Structures 1
Body-centered and Primitive Structures
Check the close packing sturtcures. 200minutes
2. Crystal Structures 2
Lattice and Unit Cell
Check the concepts of the lattice and unit cell. 200minutes
3. Crystal Structures 3
Crytalline Solids
Check the crystalline structures of the solid state compound. 200minutes
4. Reaction in Preparation Process 1
 High Temperature Ceramic Methods
Check the preparation methods of ceramics. 200minutes
5. Reaction in Preparation Process 2
High Pressure Methods
Check the high pressure method for synthesis of inorganic compounds. 200minutes
6. Reaction in Preparation Process 3
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
Check the chemical vapor deposition method. 100minutes
Check the microwave and combustion synthesis methods. 100minutes
7. Reaction in Preparation Process 4
Preparing Single Crystals
Check the single crystal growth method. 200minutes
8. Reaction in Preparation Process 5
Microwave and Combustion Synthesis
Check the microwave and combustion synthesis methods. 200minutes
9. Defects and Non-Stoichiometry 1
Defects and Their Concentration
Check the defects formed in solid. 200minutes
10. Defects and Non-Stoichiometry 2
Solid Electrolytes
Check the solid electrolytes. 200minutes
11. Defects and Non-Stoichiometry 3
Non-stoichiometric Compounds
Check the non-stoichiometric Compounds. 200minutes
12. Defects and Non-Stoichiometry 4
Electronic Properties of Non-stoichiometric Oxides
Check the electronic properties of non-stoichiometric oxides. 200minutes
13. Bonding in Solids and Electronic Properties
Introduction to Bonding in Solids
Check the types of bonding in solid. 200minutes
14. Term Examination Review the topics of previous lectures. 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Examination Total.
1. 40% 40%
2. 30% 30%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
·Evaluation is carried out by the results of an examination including topics of "goals and objectives".
Examination (100%), Passing criteria is more than 60%
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Reference materials:
Solid State Chemistry: An Introduction, Third Edition / Lesley E. Smart, Elaine A. Moore / Taylor and Francis
Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd Edition / Anthony R. West / Wiley
It is preferable to have taken courses related to inorganic chemistry, materials science or solid state chemistry in undergraduate courses.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Tuesday 12:30-13:30. After the class.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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