KJM9100 – Synthesis of Inorganic Materials

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

This course provides an introduction to the synthesis of inorganic and hybrid materials using a variety of techniques, both traditional inorganic methods and the use of organometallic precursors. The methods reviewed are: ceramic syntesis, flux growth, combustion methods, hydrothermal method, chemical gas transport, CVD, sol-gel precursor methods, intercalation, mild methods, electrochemical methods, and synthesis of inorganic polymers. It will be taught how the methods shape the final product, ranging from amorphous materials to large single crystals, and special forms of nanomaterials, porous materials, and thin films. This course is suitable for students who have tasks where synthesis of inorganic materials are required.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you will have the following skills:

  • you are familiar with a variety of different methods for synthesizing inorganic materials
  • you know the principles of inorganic polymer synthesis
  • you can evaluate the synthesis methods against each other and make assessments as to what form the final products will be
  • you are able to assess appropriate methods for the synthesis of metastable materials
  • you have practical skills with several techniques for synthesis of inorganic materials
  • you can plan and implement lab setup for synthesis of inorganic materials

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued) og KJM1120 – Inorganic Chemistry (continued).

Overlapping courses


The course includes 30 hours of lectrures, 15 hours of seminars and 60 hours of mandatory laboratory training. An approved laboratory course is a prerequisite for sitting for the exam. Within August 10th / January 10th, international students must inform the student administration at the Department of Chemistry if English teaching is requested. Attendance at the first lecture and lab training is mandatory. You will lose your place in the course if you do not inform the student administration at the Department of Chemistry before the first lecture/lab training starts.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


Oral exam counts 100 % of final grade. An approved laboratory course is a prerequisite for attending the exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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) Oct. 25, 2020 3:16:37 PM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)