KJM-MENA5130 – Nonstoichiometry and Phase Relations of Inorganic Solids
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
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.
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 to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses 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.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with KJM-MENA9130 – Nonstoichiometry and Phase Relations of Inorganic Solids.
The course runs for a hole semester with 4 hours of lectures each week. 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.
Final oral examination (1 hour) counts 100 % of final grade.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: KJM-MENA9130 – Nonstoichiometry and Phase Relations of Inorganic Solids
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.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: