KJM5120 – Defect Chemistry and Reactions

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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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.

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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.

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

MENA1001 – Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology, KJM1121 – Inorganic Chemistry I, KJM3300 – Physical Chemistry II (discontinued), KJM5110 – Inorganic Structural Chemistry (continued) and MAT1100 – Calculus or similar courses.

Overlapping courses


The teaching period is one semester, and the course comprises of 30 hours of lectures and 15 hours of exercises.

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture (including students on the waiting list). If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must notify the Department of Chemistry before the start of the lecture, otherwise your course registration will be cancelled.


Final oral exam counts 100% of the 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: KJM9120 – Defect Chemistry and Reactions.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 22, 2020 1:17:16 PM

Facts about this course


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

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)