Vol. 23, No. 4
Collecting, Testing, and Disseminating Experiments in Solid-State
and Materials Chemistry
IUPAC has approved a two-year project to provide tested experiments
in the fields of solid-state and materials chemistry to be introduced
into the chemistry and materials science curriculum. The experiments
that will be submitted can be used for junior and senior undergraduates
as projects, and for masters students as laboratory courses. Because
in recent years the development of high-technology materials is a very
important issue, this project will be very useful in advancing the preparation
of novel compounds.
Testing of experiments once they are prepared will be accomplished
by another laboratory or by students. The range of topics would be broadened
by considering different synthesis methods, such as solid-state, solution,
hydrothermal, or solgel reactions. Characterization by different instrumental
methods and determination of magnetic, electrical, optical, thermal,
and mechanical properties could also be considered.
Comments from the chemistry and materials science communities are welcome
and should be ad-dressed to the project coordinator, Prof. Meral Kizilyalli,
Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 06531,
Turkey; Tel.: +90 312 2103208; Fax: +90 312 2101280; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
for project description and update.