Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: Science, Medicine and Health

Subject Information
Subject Code AIIM410
Subject Name Advanced materials: synthesis and fabrication
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Quizzes x 3 (30%), Group case study and written report (50%), Assignment: Oral presentation on choice of topic dedicated to multifunctional material and its fabrication techniques (20%).
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Innovation Campus
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 8 hours tutorials, 24 hours lab, 30 hours lecture.
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Zhenxiang Cheng
Konstantin Konstantinov
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to the physico-chemical and structural properties, synthesis and fabrication of a broad range of classes of multifunctional materials including ceramic metal oxides, carbon based materials, multiferoic, semiconducting and superconducting materials. In addition, thin films composites based on above classes and also with polymers are also discussed. Design and optimisation of multifunctional materials with desired properties for advanced applications are described through a number of case studies. Major categories of synthesis methods together with large scale fabrication techniques are explained. These include solution based techniques such as precipitation, sol gel, solvothermal, solid state reaction, reverse micelle, and spray based fabrication technologies, high energy ball milling, thin film fabrication techniques such as electron beam evaporation, pulse laser deposition and magnetron sputtering.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe various types of multifunctional materials and their design with controlled properties for advanced applications.
2. Demonstrate an understanding and practical knowledge about various synthesis methods and larger scale fabrication techniques.
3. Demonstrate practical skills for application of advanced fabrication techniques.
4. Apply knowledge of hands on data acquisition.
5. Communicate and present results both orally and verbally.

Textbook Information
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