Course syllabus

Materials Chemistry

KOO045, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

Compulsory for: K4-m, N4-m
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course covers the main areas; symmetry and atomic structure in inorganic materials, methods for the characterisation of solid materials, synthesis of crystalline materials, the relationship between atomic structure and physical properties. The course also covers defects in crystalline materials.

Exercises: Symmetry and crystal structures

Project assignment: Characterization of materials. The project work is presented as a written report and an oral presentation.


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written final exam (gives the grade). Passed applied project including written and oral presentation.


Required prior knowledge: KOO101 Fundamental Chemistry, KOO022 Inorganic Chemistry and KOO052 Materials- and Polymer Technology or KOOA01 General and Inorganic Chemistry and KOO095 Functional Materials.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FFFN05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Staffan Hansen,
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