Credits: 6 ECTS (48 contact hours)
Suggested prerequisites: Knowledge of fundamentals of chemistry are required.
Aims: The course will show to the students the particular features of the solid state. This knowledge will be used to study the science and technology of polymeric and ceramic materials.
Contents: Atomic structure and interatomic bonding. Crystal structures; X-Ray diffraction. Imperfections in crystalline solids. Diffusion. Structures and properties of polymers. Applications and processing of polymers. Structure and properties of ceramics. Applications and processing of traditional and advanced ceramics.