KJM5120 – Defect Chemistry and Reactions

Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

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

After completing this course, you:

  • are familiar with different defect types and transport mechanisms in crystalline materials.
  • can, in simple cases, deduce how defect concentrations and transport parameters vary as a function of the surrounding atmosphere, temperature, and doping.
  • 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 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.

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
  • 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 which counts 100% towards the 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: 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

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 22, 2022 6:25:25 AM

Facts about this course


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

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)