KD2155 Solid State Chemistry: Structures and Methods 7.5 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
- The crystalline state and desciption of crystal structures
- Determination of solid structures, practical use of databases
- Bands and bonding structure of solids
- Physical properties of various solids
- Production and characterization of some nanomaterials
- Basic principles of X-ray diffraction
- Basic principles of electron microscopy
- Basic principles of solid state NMR spectroscopy
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Describe the relationship between structure and chemical bonding and draw conclusions about the physical properties of materials such as macroscopic magnetic, electrical and optical behaviour, describe structure, physical properties of semiconductors and operation principles of semiconductor devices.
- Describe the basic principles of solid-state NMR, X-rays diffraction and electron microscopy, describe and exercise selected methods of solid state synthesis.
Literature and preparations
At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding
KF1165 Materials Chemistry and Properties
R. Tilley, Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, 2e, Wiley 2013
Distributed course material
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written Exam, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Completed and passed all course components
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
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Main field of study
The course overlaps with KD2150