MENA3200 - Energy materials
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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).
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.
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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
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.
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.
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