Course syllabus

Nanomaterial - Termodynamik och kinetik
Nanomaterials - Thermodynamics and Kinetics

FFFN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2018-03-28

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Elective for: F4, K4-m, N4-m
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course will offer an overview of thermodynamic phenomena and kinetic processes from a materials science perspective, with application towards nanomaterials.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to actively argue on thermodynamics and kinetics problems relating to nanomaterials.


Review of basic thermodynamics; thermodynamic equilibrium; phase equilibria and phase diagrams; reactions & reaction kinetics; heat transport; mass transport in solids and fluids; size effects.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination. Compulsory written exercises which can count for bonus points on the final grade, with a passed written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: Basic course in thermodynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jonas Johansson,
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