66935 - Materials Chemistry Lab

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Responsible consumption and production Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to possess a basic knowledge of the main classes of functional and structural materials, their properties and applications.

Course contents

Metals: Diffusion mechanisms. Overview of mechanical properties.
Deformation mechanisms. Hardening methods and mechanisms.
Recovery, recrystallization, grain growth.
Phase Diagrams and binary systems: Cu-Ni, Sn-Pb and Fe-C alloys.
Phase transformation kinetics. TTT diagrams for steel.
Shape memory alloys. Ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
Ceramic materials. Phase diagrams and mechanical properties.
Classic ceramic materials. Cements.
Silicium and silicates. Zeolites: structure, synthesis, applications.
Glasses: structural models, preparation, reactivity, thermal/mechanical/optical properties. Optical fibres.

Laboratory (1CFU)


Callister "Materials Science and Engineering", Wiley John + Sons; 8th edition. International Student Version. (7th edition is also ok).

Teaching methods

Lessons, laboratory, excercises

Assessment methods

Oral or written examination.

Teaching tools

powerpoint, graphic softwares

Office hours

See the website of Fabrizia Grepioni