Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: N2. Course coordinator: Professor Reine Wallenberg,, Materialkemi. Prerequisites: TEK285 Chemistry - from General Chemistry to the Molecules of Life or KOO101 Introductory Chemistry or KOK012 Organic Chemistry. Assessment: Written examination and passed exercises. Examination results define final result. Home page:


Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course intends to give fundamental understanding of the properties of different materials, with special reference to the connection to atomic structure, molecular structure, preparation and function.

For inorganic materials we survey processes that alter the properties of ceramics, inorganic binders, metals and alloys, by modification of the atomic structure. Materials with a high degree of resistence towards high temperatures, corrosive environments and mechanical deformation are described. When it comes to polymers, emphasis is put on processes of polymerisation, properties in the solid state, melt and solution, as well as methods for producing specific shapes. We also review the application of functional polymers. Separate lectures and exercises for applications in nanotechnology will be given.

Askeland, D R, Phulé, P P: Essentials of Materials for Science and Engineering, 1st edition. Thomson Engineering 2004. ISBN: 0534253091.
Fried, J R: Polymer Science and Technology. Prentice Hall Ptr. 2003. ISBN: 0-13-018168-4.