All courses during this semester
- Characterization Methods for Bulk Materials (6 ECTS)
- Electrodeposition, nucleation and growth, underpotential deposition (5 ECTS)
- Materials Properties and Applications (6 ECTS)
- Nanostructured films and composites (5 ECTS)
- Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology (5 ECTS)
- Portuguese course/ Portuguese- European Civilization (3 ECTS)
Materials Properties and Applications
Physical properties of materials: electrical, thermal, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties. Structure-property relationships. Durability, toxicity, biocompatibility, availability, recyclability and price stability. Application of concepts to metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, semiconductors, soft materials, nanomaterials and biomaterials. The effect of material processing on material properties. Useful range of practical applications. Discussion of current advanced applications for selected materials. Lab demonstrations, presentations and visits to external labs.
To provide an advanced understanding of the relation between: material molecular structure and physical properties; processing and the obtained bulk properties; functionality and applicability.
Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, W.D. Callister, 7th ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons, 2006. Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Materials Science, B.S. Bokstein, M.I. Mendelev and D.J. Srolovitz, Oxford University Press, 2005. Materials Chemistry, B D. Fahlam, Dordrecht, Springer, 2007. Properties of Materials, M.A. White, Oxford University Press, 1999.
Luis Santos (Course Coordinator) Eduardo Marques
Lectures: 28 h; Lab works/Tutorials: 28 h
Exam: 50% Lab reports + presentations: 50%