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FMH3623 Seminar Course in Atomic- scale Materials Science 6.0 credits

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Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FMH3623 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to PhD studies

Basic courses within Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics, or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

Basic courses within Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics, or equivalent


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  • R. Martin, “Electronic Structure. Basic theory and Practical Methods” (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004).
  • D.G. Pettifor, “Bonding and Structure of Molecules and Solids” (Clarendon Press, Oxford,1995).
  • D. Frenkel and B. Smit, Understanding molecular simulation: from algorithms to applications (Academic Press: San Diego, 1996).
  • V. Bulatov and W. Cai, Computer simulations of dislocations, (Oxford Univ. Press: Oxford, 2006); Online material

Presentation pictures and supplementary course material, which is distributed to the seminar participants

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • SEM1 - Seminar, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

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.

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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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.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Education cycle

Third cycle

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Andrei Ruban (; Cláudio Lousada (; Pavel Korzhavy (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Materials Science and Engineering