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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:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • 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 (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

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.


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






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)