During this course, students will become familiar with important compounds in Materials Science. The exhaustive description of each compound and of their associated application will allow the students to understand the difficulty of designing new materials for a specific design. This course will also introduce them to original functional properties.
Materials are present in many applications in our every-day life. A few of these materials have such specific and interesting properties (semi-conduction, ion conduction, piezoelectricity, luminescence…) that they occupy a central place in this list. We will describe here few of these compositions such graphene, BaTiO3, Y-doped ZrO2, PZT, … focusing on the relationship between composition, structures, and properties and we will present important applications. This description of specific properties will give us the opportunity to also describe scientific tools to characterize them.
The exam will consist of a list of questions concerning the different materials presented and the associated properties