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Course content

Materials for solar cells: semiconductors. Materials for batteries: Li-batteries, metal hydride-batteries. Materials for hydrogen technology: production (electrolysis), storage (hydrides), fuel cells (solid electrolytes, ion conductors). Materials related to gas-power plants (catalysts, microporous materials, membranes).

Learning outcome

The students should understand the structure (and composition) and properties of selected groups of materials important for modern energy technology as well as the principles for their use.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

One of these:

  • Mathematics R1
  • Mathematics (S1+S2)

And and in addition one of these:

  • Mathematics (R1+R2)
  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

MENA1000 - Materials, energy and nanotechnology (continued), KJM1100 - General chemistry (continued), KJM1120 - Inorganic Chemistry, FYS1120 - Electromagnetism.

Overlapping courses

The information about overlap between courses might not be complete. Please contact the Dept. of Physics if you have further enquiries about overlap.


The course extends over a full semester with 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of colloquia per week.


Compulsory project work evaluated after an oral examination. Letter grade.

You will find more information about examination here.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.


This course can preferably be combined with MEF3000 - Functional materials (discontinued). Students who are interested in material chemistry should also choose KJM3600 - Molecular Modeling (continued). A useful third course in fall semester for students who specialize within material physics or energy physics is FYS3150 - Computational physics.

Course evaluation

Feedback from our students is an essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programmes and courses. As a student at the University of Oslo you will therefore be asked to participate in various types of evaluation of our courses, facilities and services. All study programmes and courses are subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students enrolled in a particular programme or course to participate in a more comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of their programme or course. The next evaluation of this course will be carried out during the autumn term of 2005.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)