Inorganic materials

Inorganic materialsCode de l'UE : HMCH120


The goal is to provide fundamentals in inorganic materials, thin films and membranes.

Course content:
1. Chemical bonding and solid state properties
2. Metals and alloys
Examples of Fe and Al
3. Glasses and vitreous state
3.1. Glass transition
3.2. Glass compositions
3.3. Glass properties
4. Ceramics
4.1. Particle packing and rheology of concentrated suspensions
4.2. Different stages of the ceramic process
5. Hydraulic binders, cements, mortars and concretes
6. Films and coatings
6.1. Liquid phase deposition methods
6.2. Vapour phase deposition methods
7. Different types of inorganic membranes.


To get basic knowledge about:
- the main types of inorganic materials ;
- the deposition methods for the preparation of inorganic coatings and thin films ;
- a first overview on the different types of inorganic membranes.

Formation expérimentale : Preparation and characterization of ceramic coatings on porous substrates

Pré-requis recommandés

1st cycle degree or a bachelor degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bio-chemical Engineering, or equivalent degrees in one of the previous domains.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 20
  • TD : 5
  • TP : 5


Physical metallurgy , fourth edition, edited by R.W. Cahn and P. Haasen, North-Holland Physics Publishing, Amsterdam, NL, 1996, 3 volumes, 2740 pages.ISBN: 0-444-89875-1
Principles of ceramics processing , second edition, by James S. Reed,
J. Wiley & sons, New York, USA, 1995, 658 pages. ISBN: 0-471-59721-X
Cement and concrete , by M.S. J. Gani,
Chapman and Hall, London, UK, 1997, 212 pages. ISBN: 0 412 79050 5
Fundamentals of inorganic membrane science and technology , volume 4 (Membrane Science and Technology), edited by A. J. Burggraaf and L. Cot, Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL, 1996, 690 pages. ISBN : 0-444-81877-4

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Crédits ECTS 3

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Andre AYRAL (andre.ayral @