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.

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.