Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. KOO045 overlap following cours/es: FFFN05. Compulsory for: K4m, N4nm. Optional for: N4. Course coordinator: Professor Staffan Hansen,, Materialkemi. Recommended prerequisits: KOO101 Fundamental Chemistry, KOO022 Inorganic Chemistry, KOO052 Materials- and Polymer Technology. Assessment: Written final exam (gives the grade). Passed oral presentation of project report. Passed project report. Home page:

The course should give advanced knowledge in solid state structural chemistry and materials chemistry including relevant methods of characterisation and synthesis. The course should also deepen the knowledge of the relationship between atomic structure and the chemical and physical properties of a material.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course covers the main areas; atomic structure in inorganic materials, methods for structural characterisation of crystalline materials, synthesis of crystalline materials, the relationship between atomic structure and physical properties. The course also covers description of defects in crystalline materials. The structure of some inorganic materials is studied by means of graphical modelling in three dimensions together with practical model building. The project work comprises a presentation of materials used in a specific field of applications of products. As a tool in the project work an international inorganic structural database and visualisation software is used. The project work is presented as a written presentation.


Smart, LĀ and Moore, E: Solid State Chemistry, An Introduction, 2nd or 3rd ed. CRC 2005. ISBN: 0-7487-7516-1.
Hand-out material.