Department of Chemistry | University of Victoria

Frank Lab University of Victoria

Department of Chemistry

Chem 590/490 - Current Topics in Materials Chemistry

Concepts in structure and bonding are utilized to understand challenges in the design, synthesis, and characterization of current materials in chemistry. An emphasis is placed on small molecules and polymers as opposed to solid-state materials and nanoparticles, though often the boundary between these types of materials is vague. Topics include organic and dye-sensitized solar cells, hydrogen storage, photocatalytic water splitting, graphene, and carbon allotropes , organic electronics and devices, light emitting diodes, electrochromics, spintronics, single molecule and chain magnets, qubits and quantum computing, contrast agents in medicine, biomaterials, and biosensors.