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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Reactivity and Structure Characteristics of Solid Materials - AP105002
Title: Reactivity and Structure Characteristics of Solid Materials
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)Schedule is not published yet, this information might be misleading.
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Fíla Vlastimil doc. Dr. Ing.
Lhotka Miloslav doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D105006, P105002
Annotation -
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This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of fluid - solid surfaces phenomena, including detailed discussion of the experimental characterisation techniques used both for structural and chemical properties of solid surfaces. Adsorption, catalytic activation and flow phenomena in porous structures are discussed. Specific applications to catalytic engineering, electrochemistry, and material sciences are investigated.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

Describe the basic phenomena occurring at the solid-liquid interface

Design optimal experimental method to characterize the structure and chemical composition of solid surfaces

Identify and calculate the basic textural characteristics of catalysts

Combine phenomena of adsorption, catalytic activation and transport in porous media with industrially important applications in catalysis, electrochemistry and material science.

Literature -
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R:S.Lowell, J. E. Shields, M. A. Thomas and M. Thommes: Characterization of porous Solids and Powders: Surface Area, Pore Size and Density, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht 2004

A:P. Webb and C.Orr: Analytical Methods in Fine Partical Technology,Micromeritics, Norcross 1997

A:Morrison S.R.: The Chemical Physics of Surfaces, Plenum Press N.Y. 1977

A:Attard G., Barnes C.: Surfaces, Oxford University Press 1998

Learning resources -
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Applied Surface Science:

Teaching methods -
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Requirements to the exam -
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Syllabus -
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Subject is focused on the following topics:

1. Surface characteristics of solids, classification of methods

2. Geometric and textural characteristics of solid surface, the thermodynamics of phase boundaries, adsorption isotherms

3. Size distribution of mesopores, adsorption method, size distribution of micropores, adsorption method, immersion calorimetry

4. Mercury porosimetry, size distribution of macropores

5. Electron spectroscopy ESCA, principle, apparatus

6. Auger and some other electron spectroscopies, SIMS, electron microscopy and microprobe, examples of application

7. Surface structure, electron diffraction methods

8. Models of chemisorption on ionic crystals and semiconductors

9. Catalytic activation of simple molecules (N2,O2,H2,CO)

10. Mechanism of transport in porous materials, membrane processes

11. Catalytic processes in porous materials

Entry requirements -
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Registration requirements -
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Course completion requirements -
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Completing a course is an oral exam. The requirement for an oral exam is a graduation test calculation and a project to advance the topic.