SENSORS AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

CHE3SEN

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will study contemporary theoretical and technological aspects of chemical sensors and biosensors, as well as the chemical materials required for real world implementation. This multifaceted subject includes topics on sensors and electrochemistry (electrochemical principles, general concepts of chemical sensing, amperometric sensors, lab-on-a-chip, miniaturization), surface chemistry (the role of second order interactions and the chemical potential in chemical processes, solubility, miscibility, solvent extraction, interactions on and between surfaces and interfaces with implications in catalysis and sensing) and polymer chemistry (concepts, nomenclature, synthesis and characterisation of polymers and their real world applications). You will gain experience conducting and interpreting laboratory experiments related to sensors and materials chemistry.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB or Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCHS

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Incompatible subjectsCHE5SEA

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Learning resources

Introduction to polymers

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorYoung RJ and Lovell PA

Year2011

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PublisherCRC Press

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Intermolecular and surface forces

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorIsraelachvili J

Year2010

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PublisherAcademic Press

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Quantitative chemical analysis.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHarris DC

Year2015

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PublisherFreeman

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Understanding Voltammetry

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRichard Compton

Year2007

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PublisherWorld Scientific

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of key concepts of contemporary sensing theory and practice and the device technologies and chemical materials.
02. Exhibit professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, collecting data and reporting results.
03. Write coherent descriptions of chemical principles and report experimental findings with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.
04. Solve abstract, routine and real-world problems of chemical relevance by sourcing, collating and summarising legitimate scientific information.

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