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This course provides insight into the current state-of-art research where metals are used in technologies such as semiconductors, batteries, solar cells, superconductors, and where metals are used in life such as photochemical processes, nitrogen fixation. This course showcases the importance of understanding the role of the metal in these systems. The key components of structural characterization relevant to this understanding are covered and the function derived from the structure expanded. The way chemistry can be used to tune structure and hence properties is shown to underpin all of these technologies and processes in life. 

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Term 2



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