Maksym Kovalenko: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Maksym Kovalenko
FieldFunctional Inorganic Materials
Lab. für Anorganische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 139
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 41 56
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

529-0122-AALInorganic Chemistry II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
3 credits6RM. Kovalenko
AbstractThe course covers fundamental aspects and concepts of solid-state chemistry essential for understanding the structure and properties of solids, from bulk to nanostructures. The goal is to establish the relationship between the atomic and mesoscale structure and electrical, magnetic and optical properties of solids.
ObjectiveTo establish understanding of the atomic structure and chemical bonding in solids, methods of characterizing the structure and physical properties of the solids, and the ability to link structure with the property for a given class of materials. A conceptual understanding of the chemistry of nanoscale inorganic materials is targeted as well.
ContentTopics include: basic crystallography, including space groups, close packed structure models, important crystal structures and properties associated with them, crystal defects, synthesis methods for solids, characterization of solids by diffraction, microscopy and spectroscopy methods, bonding in solids, phase diagrams, physical properties (electrical, magnetic and optic).
Lecture noteson Moodle
Literature1.West, Anthony R. (2014), Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd Edition, Student Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Inorganic Chemistry I
529-0122-00LInorganic Chemistry II3 credits3GM. Kovalenko
AbstractThe lecture is based on Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers, i.e. crystal structures.
ObjectiveThe lecture follows Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers.
ContentSymmetry aspects of chemical bonding, point groups and representations for the deduction of molecular orbitals, energy assessment for molecules and solids, Sanderson formalism, derivation and understanding of band structures, densities of states, overlap populations, crystal symmetry, basic crystal structures and corresponding properties, visual representations of crystal structures.
Lecture notessee Moodle
Literature1. I. Hargittai, M. Hargittai, "Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist", Plenum Press, 1995;
2. R. Hoffmann, "Solids and Surfaces", VCH 1988;
3. U. Müller, "Anorganische Strukturchemie", 6. Auflage, Vieweg + Teubner 2008
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Inorganic Chemistry I
529-0134-00LFunctional Inorganics7 credits3GM. Kovalenko, T. Lippert, Y. Romanyuk
AbstractThis course will cover the synthesis, properties and applications of inorganic materials. In particular, the focus will be on photo-active coordination compounds, quasicrystals, nanocrystals (including nanowires), molecular precursors for inorganic materials and metal-organic frameworks.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the structure-property relationship and the design principles of modern inorganic materials for prospective applications in photovoltaics, electrochemical energy storage (e.g. Li-ion batteries), thermoelectrics and photochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting.
Content(A) Introduction into the synthesis and atomic structure of modern molecular and crystalline inorganic materials.
-Nanocrystals, including shape engineering
-Molecular precursors (including organometallic and coordination compounds) for inorganic materials
-Metal-organic frameworks
-Photoactive molecules

(B) Applications of inorganic materials:
-Li-ion batteries
-Photochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting
-Light-emitting devices etc.
Lecture noteswill be distributed during lectures
Literaturewill be suggested in the lecture notes
Prerequisites / NoticeNo special knowledge beyond undergraduate curriculum
529-0199-00LInorganic and Organometallic Chemistry0 credits2KH. Grützmacher, C. Copéret, D. Günther, M. Kovalenko, A. Mezzetti, A. Togni