KJM-MENA5130 - Nonstoichiometry and phase relations of inorganic solids

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Course content

This course deals with non-ideal crystal structures. You learn how non-stoichiometric conditions affect network structures of materials, and the consequences this has on the physical-chemical properties of the compounds.

Learning outcome

When you have completed this course you can:

  • understand extended structures of relevant materials in terms of translational and rotational symmetry and analyze their packing, coordination and networks.
  • identify nonstoichiometry due to defects of varied dimensionality: point, 1D, 2D, 3D, and in modulated structures where a 3D lattice description is not sufficient.
  • use equilibria between point defects to describe the nonstoichiometry and its transport. You can use similar thermodynamic tools to describe formation of solid solutions.
  • sketch and interpret multicomponent phase diagrams that include nonstoichiometry and solid-solution formation and name their features.
  • classify phase transitions into several category groups, including symmetry and order parameters where applicable. You have a basic understanding of the Landau theory.

Admission

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.

Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

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

Teaching

There will be 30 hours of lectures and 30 hours of seminars. There may also be additional seminars where KJM9130-students present topics related to the course.

Examination

Oral exam (1 hour) counts 100 % of final grade.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every spring

The course may be cancelled if less than five students apply.

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

English