Materials Science and Engineering
298E Clay as Materials Course Objective

  • To introduce clays as material; Specific to materials science and industry
  • Course Outline
    1. Nature of Clays
      1. Origins of clays
      2. Physicochemical properties
      3. Chemistry of clays
      4. Duplicating natural clays
    2. Clay Crystallography
      1. Phyllosilicates
      2. Nanostructure of phyllosilicates
      3. Analysis and identification of clays
      4. Clay characterization techniques
    3. Traditional Uses of Clays
      1. Waste disposal
      2. General sorbent
      3. Catalysts
      4. Traditional ceramics
      5. Industry and others
    4. Non-traditional Uses of Clay
      1. Clay-polymer nanocomposites
      2. Non-traditional ceramics
      3. Environmental sorbent
      4. Others
    5. Novel Uses of Clays
      1. Nanocomposites
      2. Drug delivery
      3. Photocatalysts
      4. Optical materials
      5. Others