KJM5120 – Defect Chemistry and Reactions
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus Spring 2020
Teaching and examinations will take place digitally. This may result in changes to your schedule, mandatory activities, exam form and grading scale. See updated information on the semester page and in Canvas.
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.
Admission to the course
Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.
Recommended previous knowledge
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.
- 10 credits overlap with KJM9120 – Defect Chemistry and Reactions.
- 9 credits overlap with KJ-MV417.
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.
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: