1. Solid State Chemistry (CY 5220)
Syllabus: X-ray diffraction, principles of inorganic crystal structures, crystal chemistry and bonding in solids; preparative methods, characterization of inorganic solids: application of physical techniques, thermal analysis, electronic properties and band theory: metals, semiconductors, inorganic solids, color, electrical, magnetic and optical properties.
2. Inorganic Chemistry Practical (CY 5111)
Syllabus: Crystallographic computer programs such as SHELXTL, JANA, FullProf, Olex2, Diamond, Crystal Maker etc. Crystallographic Symmetry, Derivation of Point Groups, Laue Groups, Plane, and Space Groups, Miller Indices, Crystallographic Directions, Crystal Lattices, Reciprocal Lattices, and Systematic Absences. Fundamentals of X-ray, Neutron Diffraction, Electron Diffraction: Scattering by Electrons, Atoms, and Unit Cells, Atomic Form Factors, Structure Factors, and Extinction Rules. Data Collection and Processing Strategies, Types of Detectors, and X-ray Sources. Phase Problem in Crystallography, Patterson, and Direct Methods. Refinement of Crystal Structures, Correction Factors such as Temperature Factor, Absorption Factor, Multiplicity Factor, and Lorentz Polarization Factor. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD): Rietveld Refinement of Powder X-ray Data. Crystal Structure Description of Important Molecular and Inorganic Structures, Bonding, etc. Role of Symmetry in Predicting New Structures.