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Identification of chemical and phase composition

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Course Unit Code635-3013/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
VLC37doc. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
The subject is focused to solving relations between chemical and phase composition of materials and theirs properties. There are presented fundamental methods of chemical and phase analysis of ceramics raw materials and products. The significant attention is paid to methods of determination phase composition of ceramics systems. Content of subject is x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, methods of thermal analysis, calorimetry, infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
- student will be able to choose the strategy and methods of chemical and phase analysis of ceramics raw materials and products
- student will be able to evaluate suitability of application ceramics materials in according with theirs chemical and phase composition
Course Contents
1. Gravimetric procedure in chemical analysis, principle.
2. Volumetric analysis - Neutralization, Chelatometry. The indicators in volumetric analysis, examples.
3. Principle of spectral separation methods and chemical analysis. Absorption spectral analysis, Lambert - Beer law. Colorimetry, photometry, spectrophotometry.
4. Emission spectral analysis. X-ray fluorescence analysis.
5. Overview of methods of phase analysis.
6. DTA, TG, dilatometry and thermo-mechanical analysis. Simultaneous thermal analysis applications.
7. Principle of DSC calorimetry.
8. Tian Calvets equation in calorimetry, applications. The basic methods for calorimetric measurements.
9. X-ray diffraction, Bragg equation, applications. X-ray, formation, monochromatization, utilization.
10. X-ray diffraction phase analysis - identification one substance. X-ray procedure phase analysis of mixtures of minerals.
11. X-ray microanalysis, the principle use.
12. Electron microscopy. Principles and applications of the TEM imaging. Principles and applications of SEM imaging (REM).
13. Infrared spectroscopy, principles and utilization in ceramic materials branch
14. Solid state MAS NMR spectroscopy. Spectrums evaluation of nuclide 29Si and 27Al for identification of products of hydration reactions.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
[1] RAMACHANDRAN, V. S., BEAUDOIN, J. J. Handbook of Analytical Techniques in Concrete Science and Technology: Principles, Techniques, and Applications. New York: William Andrew Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-8155-1437-9.
[1] KALOUS, V. et al. Metody chemického výzkumu. 1. vyd. Praha: SNTL, 1987.
[2] ŠESTÁK, J. Měření termofyzikálních vlastností pevných látek: Teoretická termická analýza. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1982.
Recommended Reading:
[1] MACKENZIE, K. J. D., SMITH, M. E. Multinuclear solid-state NMR of inorganic materials. Oxford: Pergamon, 2002. ISBN 0-08-043787-7.
[1] KLIKA, Z., PRAUS, P. Analytická chemie I. 1. vyd. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2002. ISBN 80-248-0164-7.
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