Course Offerings: Inorganic

CHEM 710/7100 - Characterization of Defective Solids

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: R. Smith | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
This course will introduce X-ray diffraction (Rietveld refinements), X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy as tools to study solid state materials and demonstrate their practical application in analyzing defects in solid state materials. The pinciples and considerations underlying the Rietveld refinement process will be introduced and the overall process demonstrated. The underlying theory for XAS will then be introduced and the basic operating principles, ...

CHEM 710/7100-01 - Chemistry Manuscript Writing

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: K. Preuss | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
Pre-requisites:          CHEM*7940 or CHEM*7950; Minimum grade 75% This is a workshop-style course designed to coach students through writing a manuscript for publication by participating in an iterative peer-review process. Students must have sufficient original, unpublished research, and permission from their supervisor, to write a manuscript for submission to a journal. Alternatively, students must arrive with a well-formed plan for an original literature ...

CHEM 710/7100-02 - Advanced Main Group Chemistry

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: M. Denk | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
The course material will be distributed through course link and via e-mail. The main body of the course will be formed by one power point presentation, problem sets based on recent literature, and one review written in the style of Accounts of Chemical Research. The topics will be taken from the fields of synthetic and theoretical main group chemistry excluding solids. Students are expected to have access to Gaussian or a comparable computational package. ...

CHEM 712/7120 - X-Ray Crystallography

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: D. Soldatov | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
Introduction into chemical crystallography and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The course provides basic theoretical background for understanding crystal structures and other XRD data reported in the literature and databases. The course also covers theoretical and practical aspects of the XRD analysis, including interaction of X-rays with matter, theoretical description of diffraction, experimental methods, instrumentation, preparation of samples, and the usage of software. ...