KJM9120 – Defect Chemistry and Reactions
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course provides an introduction to defects and transport in crystalline materials, central to those taking a degree or planning research or work within solid-state electrochemistry. It can also provide a useful supplement in other areas of materials science, such as inorganic materials chemistry, structural physics, and semiconductor physics.
When you have completed this course:
- you are familiar with different defect types and transport mechanisms in crystalline materials
- you can, in simple cases, deduce how defect concentrations and
transport parameters vary as a function of surrounding atmosphere,temperature, and doping.
- you understand the role of defect related transport in important applications and processes, and can deduce this mathematically in simple cases.
- you know the basic principles of electrochemical transport and can use the knowledge to analyse processes in fuel cells and membranes and under solid state reactions, sintering, and corrosion.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
KJ102 / MENA1000 – Materials, energy and nanotechnology (continued), KJM1120 – Inorganic Chemistry (continued), KJM3300 – Physical Chemistry II (discontinued), KJM5110 – Inorganic Structural Chemistry (continued) and MAT1100 – Calculus.
- 9 credits overlap with KJ-MV417
- 10 credits overlap with KJM5120 – Defect chemistry and reactions
The course comprises 30 hours of lectures and 15 hours of exercises.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
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.