IM3001 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.

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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.

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.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

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

Literature

Lecture notes, Internet-sites and scientific journals.

Examination

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

Grading scale: Pass / Fail

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Examiner

Ulf Karlsson <ulfka@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Language of instruction: English

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.