PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (DISTANCE LEARNING) - 2021/2
Module code: CHE3041
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This module is to be undertaken as a distance learning module during the second part of semester 5 (teaching weeks 9 to 15) and has and has two units of assessment; assisted (20%) and unassisted (80%) distance learning coursework.
The final mark is weighted in the proportion: 40% assisted and 60% unassisted. Failure to submit as described above will invoke the deadline penalty, which corresponds to the date of the Academic Visit, resulting in a 10% reduction per day in the overall mark awarded for each 24 hour period after the deadline, up to and including the third day after submission (30%). The mark recorded for assessed work submitted after the next 24 hour period (72 hours) or not submitted at all, will be zero. Any student in a position whereby they cannot submit assignments by the due deadline and believe they have valid ground for Extenuating Circumstances must submit to their Programme Administrator an Application for the Consideration of Extenuating Circumstances form along with supporting documentation. Please refer to Section F of the University Regulations http://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality_enhancement/regulations/index.htm for further information.
WATSON David (Chemistry)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: F170
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Satisfactory completion of FHEQ Level 5 (Year 2) Chemistry, with a programme mark average of 60% at each level.
- Review of models for conductivity for insulators, semiconductors, metals
- More sophisticated models to describe intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors and semi-metals. Doping and diffusion
- p-n junctions and semiconductor devices based on them.
- Dielectrics, capacitors, supercapacitors, electrical double layer.
- The metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET)
- Crystallography of tetrahedral semiconductors.
- Optoelectronics and III-V semiconductors.
- Heteroepitaxy, lattice mismatch, heterostructures, modulation doping, Silicon-on-insulator, the SmartCut ™.
- Carbon supermaterials: geometry, synthesis, chemical, electrical, physical and optical properties of diamond, graphite, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene, including technological applications.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
Not available. Would have to repeat project,
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Research, understanding and analysis
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Two pieces of coursework, one ‘assisted’, one ‘unassisted’, weighted 20:80 respectively.
Formative assessment and feedback are provided throughout the module in the form of regular contact with the lecturer on both the course material and aspects of the first piece of coursework (which is classed as ‘guided’).
Detailed and individualised feedback is given on the marked assignments within the time allowed for marking coursework.
- To gain understanding of the physico-chemical aspects of modern materials:
- The dependences of physical properties on bonding, geometry and impurity content.
- The exploitation of these properties in technology and electronic devices
- The extreme properties of carbon allotropes and nanomaterials
|1||Describe the wide variety of properties that can be built into materials, (with an emphasis on conductivity, thermal, optical, mechanical and other relevant device properties)|
|2||Explain how some important materials are synthesised and characterised and how their geometry and bonding affect properties|
|3||Appreciate and critically assess potential applications and inherent limitations of materials|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 150
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching methods include:
Distance learning module: the lecturer will communicate with candidates guiding them through the module by means of directed reading and problem solving (assessed as coursework).
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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