FIM3001 Materials for Energy 3.0 credits

Material för energitillämpningar

The course gives an overview of materials and materials research in the areas nuclear energy, fuel cells, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, solar cells, solar heat and other renewable energy sources. Furthermore, the course will give the student insight into materials with applications in energy transmission, a possible future hydrogen society, nanotechnology in energy research and advanced synchrotron and neutronbased materials characterization methods.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course gives an overview of materials and materials research in the areas nuclear energy, fuel cells, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, solar cells, solar heat and other renewable energy sources. Furthermore, the course will give the student insight into materials with applications in energy transmission, a possible future hydrogen society, nanotechnology in energy research and advanced synchrotron and neutronbased materials characterization methods.

Intended learning outcomes *

The main aim of the course is to give an overview of materials and materials research, which have applications in energy production with focus on renewable energy sources. In addition, the course aims to give the student experience in cooperation with students with different backgrounds and nationalities.

Course Disposition

The course is an intensive course, which take place at Green hotel i Tällberg, Dalarna during one week in October 2011 (9-14 October). The course is arranged by the material platform at KTH and CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research). CLUSTER is a consortium of 12 elite European Universities in Science and Engineering (and architecture) with associate members from around the world.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

PhD students in the field of materials science/physics/chemistry

Equipment

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Literature

Lecture notes, Internet-sites and scientific journals.

Examination and completion

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Examination *

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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Group assignments, which are presented orally during the course and individual assignment, which is handed in after the course ends.

Grading scale: Pass / Fail

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Ulf Karlsson

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Language of instruction: English

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics