KJM-MENA5130 – Nonstoichiometry and Phase Relations of Inorganic Solids

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

At the MN Faculty teaching is in-person this spring, but there may still be cases of online or hybrid teaching.

Please see the semester page, Canvas or your regular channel of information for changes in teaching and form of examination.

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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.

MENA3001 – Functional Materials, KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Overlapping courses

Teaching

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.

Examination

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 (discontinued)

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.

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) May 18, 2022 2:25:42 PM

Facts about this course

Credits
10
Level
Master
Teaching
Spring

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

The course is not given in Spring 2021.

The course is last held spring 2020

Examination
Spring

Examination is last held spring 2021

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)