Course Offerings: Winter 2020

CHEM 713/7130 - Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Materials

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: H. Kleinke | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
This course is concerned with the relations between crystal structure and electronic structure. The major goal is to understand and be able to predict materials properties solely based on the structure. Basic knowledge of simple solid state structures (e.g. NaCl, TiO2, CdI2, NiAs, MoS2 etc.) is highly recommended. Structure/materials families will comprise Zintl phases, metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and (Mott) insulators. Topics ...

CHEM 731/7310-01 - Structure and Function of Nucleic Acids

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
This course covers advanced topics in structure and function of nucleic acids. Among the topics discussed are: Basic principles of DNA and RNA chemistry, biochemistry and structure Analytical methods used for the study of nucleic acids Biochemical methods for the study of nucleic acids including SELEX Structure determination of nucleic acids by NMR spectroscopy Nucleic acids in medical applications Nucleic acid ...

CHEM 731/7310-02 (TOX 6200) - Advanced Topics in Toxicology

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: R. Manderville | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
Advanced topics in toxicology will include oral presentations by students, faculty members, and guest lecturers. The emphasis will be on advanced concepts and techniques in toxicology research with particular relevance to mechanistic, molecular and interpretive toxicology. Restriction(s): Credit may be obtained for only one of TOX*6200/CHEM*731 or TOX*4200 By the end of this course, you should be able to: Critically ...

CHEM 750/7500-02 - Physical Radiation Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: K. Ghandi | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
The purpose of the course is to introduce certain physical aspects of radiation chemistry, from interaction of ionizing radiation with matter to nuclear probes. The radiation chemistry has been the subject of study over a century from the time of Marie Curie and remain as an area of intense research. The discussion of the fundamental physical chemistry of radiation effects on matter provides the background for these effects and provides tools for discussion of practical applications, some of ...

CHEM 750/7500-03 - Aqueous Solutions and Interfaces

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: P. Tremaine | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 750/7500-04 - Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: G. Sciaini | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
This course provides an overview of laser fundamentals and the application of ultrashort optical and electron pulses in femtosecond pump-probe methods. The course will cover fundamentals related to classical description of light, electromagnetic waves, propagation of light in vacuum and matter, and light-matter interaction. The quantum nature of light (photon), its interaction with laser media, conditions for lasing (population inversion), generation of optical and electron pulses, ...

CHEM 7500-05 / NANO 701-702 - Nanoscale Surfaces/Interfaces & Spectro-microscopy

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
I.  Surfaces and Interfaces  Surfaces and interfaces are integral part of all materials, and play a key role in many scientific and technological processes. Surfaces and interfaces are important in semiconductor industry, device fabrication, catalysis, medical diagnosis and treatment, and nanoscience and nanotechnology in general. Due to the reduced sizes of nanostructures, surfaces make up a very large portion of nanomaterials. The objective of this course is to ...

CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science: Polymer Materials

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
Basic definitions: Monomers, polymers, polymerization reactions. Polymer structure, nomenclature. Molecular weight distributions and average molecular weights. Chain conformations: End-to-end distance, radius of gyration, molecular dimensions, excluded volume. Molecular weight measurements: Colligative properties, osmometry, light scattering, viscosity, gel permeation chromatography. Step-growth polymerization. Types of reactions. Reactivity, kinetics. ...

CHEM 773/7730-01 - Polymer Properties and Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
Refresher on basic concepts: Homopolymers vs. copolymers, molecular weight distributions and averages, polydispersity, free radical addition polymerization. Emulsion polymerization: Initiators, surfactants and other components. Polymerization rate and molecular weight control. Copolymerization equation, monomer reactivity ratios. Types of behaviors: random, alternating, blocky copolymers. Integrated copolymerization equation. Copolymer microstructure. Multicomponent ...

CHEM 773/7730-02 - Living Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
The course will introduce the synthesis and supramolecular chemistry of polymers. Living polymerization techniques for designed synthesis of block copolymers will be discussed first, including anionic and living free radical polymerization. Subsequently, we will discuss the assembling behavior of block copolymers in solution. This discussion includes how to design nanostructures and the potential applications of them as nanomaterial. Finally, we will learn the current research interests in ...