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Syllabus ( CHEM 568 )


   Basic information
Course title: Liquid Crystals
Course code: CHEM 568
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Erhan DEMİRBAŞ
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Lab work
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Teach below topics:

1. definition and classification of liquid crystals,
2. structural properties of liquid crystals and method of synthesis,
3. liquid crystal displays, lcd technology and its applications
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and classify liquid crystals

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Critically review the literature pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results,
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge and work independently,
    3. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Değerlendirme Tipi

    1. Written exam
  2. Recall structural properties of liquid crystals and the method of synthesis.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge and work independently,
    3. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    4. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Değerlendirme Tipi

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  3. Gain information on liquid crystal displays (LCDs), LCD technology and its applications.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge and work independently,
    3. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    4. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Değerlendirme Tipi

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to liquid crystals
Week 2: Classification and structural properties of liquid crystals
Week 3: Classification and structural properties of liquid crystals
Week 4: Discotic liquid crystals
Week 5: Polymeric liquid crystals
Week 6: Lyotropic liquid crytals
Week 7: Biological importance of liquid crystals
Week 8: Electric and magnetic field effects
Week 9: Synthesis route of liquid crystals
Week 10: Synthesis route of liquid crystals
Week 11: Midterm exam
Week 12: Sample preparation for liquid crystals
Week 13: Liquid crystal displays and its technology
Week 14: Liquid crystal applications
Week 15*: General review
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: E. B. Priestley, Peter J. Wojtowicz, Ping Sheng.:”Introduction to liquid crystals”, 1975. G.R. Peter J. Collings:”Liquid crystal: natures delicate phase of matters” New York, 1990. Luckhurst and C.A. Veracini.:”The molecular dynamics of liquid crystals” London, 1994. Peter J. Collings, Michael Hird, “Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics”, 1997. Peter J. Collings, “Liquid Crystals: Nature's Delicate Phase of Matter”, 2001. Willem den Boer, “Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays: Fundamentals and Applications”, 2005. Ernst Lueder, ”Liquid Crystal Displays: Addressing Schemes and Electro-Optical Effects”, 2010. Satyendra Kumar, “Liquid Crystals: Experimental Study of Physical Properties and Phase Transitions”, 2011.
Recommended readings: E. B. Priestley, Peter J. Wojtowicz, Ping Sheng.:”Introduction to liquid crystals”, 1975. G.R. Peter J. Collings:”Liquid crystal: natures delicate phase of matters” New York, 1990. Luckhurst and C.A. Veracini.:”The molecular dynamics of liquid crystals” London, 1994. Peter J. Collings, Michael Hird, “Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics”, 1997. Peter J. Collings, “Liquid Crystals: Nature's Delicate Phase of Matter”, 2001. Willem den Boer, “Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays: Fundamentals and Applications”, 2005. Ernst Lueder, ”Liquid Crystal Displays: Addressing Schemes and Electro-Optical Effects”, 2010. Satyendra Kumar, “Liquid Crystals: Experimental Study of Physical Properties and Phase Transitions”, 2011.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Değerlendirme Tipi Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 11 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 60
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 6 10
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 15 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 20 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Toplam işyükü:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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