Teaching GuideTerm
Faculty of Science
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Grao en Química
  Materials Science
Topic Sub-topic
I. Introductory Section • Introduction to Materials Science
• Criteria for classification of Materials
• Criteria for selection of Materials
• Structure, microstructure and phase diagrams
II. Families of Materials • Metals and alloys (steels, cast irons and non-ferrous alloys)
• Ceramics (clay products, refractories, abrasives, cements, glasses, advanced ceramics)
• Polymers (thermoplastics, termosetting polymers, elastomers)
• Composites
•Synthesis and processing tecniques
III: Properties of Materials • Mechanical properties
• Magnetic properties:
- dia- and para-magnetism
- ferro-, ferri-, and antiferro-magnetism
- main applications (motors, magnetic recording)
• Electrical properties:
- electronic condutors
- semi-condutors (transistors, photovoltaic cells, LEDs)
- supercondutors
- insulators (dielectrics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, devices)
• Introduction to optical properties and their applications
IV: New trends in Materials Science and examples of selection of materials • Biomaterials, nanomaterials, etc.
• Examples of selection of materials
V: Materials Laboratoy • Synnthesis and processing
• Characterization and study of materials properties
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