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Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

This course introduces solid state chemistry with an emphasis on solid-state materials and their application to engineering systems. The course begins with an exploration of the fundamental relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order, then proceeds to the chemical properties of "aggregates of molecules," including crystals, metals, glasses, semiconductors, solutions and acid-base equilibria, polymers, and biomaterials. Real-world examples are drawn from industrial practice (e.g. semiconductor manufacturing), energy generation and storage (e.g. automobile engines, lithium batteries), emerging technologies (e.g. photonic and biomedical devices), and the environmental impact of chemical processing (e.g. recycling glass, metal, and plastic). (from ocw.mit.edu )


Professor Donald Sadoway,
Materials science

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Lecture 01 - Introduction to Solid State Chemistry