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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Reactivity and Structure Characteristics of Solid Materials - D105006
Title: Reaktivita a strukturní charakteristiky pevných látek
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Actual: from 2017
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0 [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
Guarantor: Lhotka Miloslav doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: AP105002, P105002
Annotation -
Last update: ROZ105 (14.09.2015)
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 -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2014)

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 -
Last update: ROZ105 (25.04.2014)

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 -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2014)

Applied Surface Science:

Syllabus -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2014)

1. Surface characteristics of solids, classification of methods

2. Geometric and textural characteristics of solid surface

3. The thermodynamics of phase boundaries, adsorption isotherms

4. Size distribution of mesopores, adsorption method

5. Size distribution of micropores, adsorption method, immersion calorimetry

6. Mercury porosimetry, size distribution of macropores

7. Electron spectroscopy ESCA, principle, apparatus

8. Auger and some other electron spectroscopies

9. SIMS, electron microscopy and microprobe, examples of application

10. Surface structure, electron diffraction methods

11. Models of chemisorption on ionic crystals and semiconductors

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

13. Mechanism of transport in porous materials, membrane processes

14. Catalytic processes in porous materials

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2014)

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.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 10
Examination test 20
Oral examination 70