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Solid State Materials: From Design, Chemistry to Functional Devices

Module CH3009

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Chemistry.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

CH3009 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Are you interested in exploring solid-state materials for applications in energy, computing, or catalysis? Or how about investigating the science of colloidal processing, fabricating crystalline/ glass- type ceramics, or understanding structure-property relationships? Then this is the course for you! In this class, we will explore modern ceramic processing - ranging from large-scale synthesis, 3D manufacturing and printing to nanoscale-thin film structures integrated for microelectronics useful for material, chemical, electronic or mechanical engineers. Examples of devices studied include opto-electronic materials, sensors, memories, batteries, solar-to-fuel convertors, and solid oxide fuel cells. As part of this class, you will be provided the skills and guidance to design ceramic and glassy materials for large-scale components as energy storage or convertors, or for nanoscale electronic applications in information storage devices.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge on manufacture of large scale to small scale solid state materials , their structure-property design and device engineering from batteries, fuel cells, neuromorphic computing to sensing is targeted.


The module is targeted to the M. Sc. level for students of either Chemistry, Physics, Material Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. A natural science or engineering Bachlor degree is of advantage.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a lecture (2SWS) and an exercise (1SWS). The lecture targets topics of solid state material design, synthesis and how to design and engineer these for functions in energy and information devices.


Blackboad and powperpoint slides are used for to educate in the class - in the exercise portion there are also lab demonstrations forseen besides exercises.


Reading list will be provided during the classes.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written examination at the end of the class of 90 min. In the examination the students are tested on their knowledge concerning solid state materials and synthesis, structure-property relations, applications of the latter to fields of energy conversion and storage (batteries, fuel cells) or information (sensors, memristors for neural networks) and others.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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