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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2283 (Autumn 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

After completed course the student will have knowledge of:

  • Crystallisation kinetics of melts and gases.
  • Influence of the boundary structure on the kinetics.
  • Forced dissolution in solid phase during crystallisation.
  • Sub cooling of melts, homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation in melts and gases.
  • Facetted and dendritic growth, transition between these morphologies.
  • Eutectic and peritectic reactions and transitions between these reactions in multi-component systems.
  • Analysis of technically important crystallisation processes.
  • Directional solidification in theory and practice.
  • Production of a favourable texture.
  • Single crystals.
  • Composite materials.
  • Thermal analysis.
  • Directional solidification.

Intended learning outcomes

To give fundamentals on phenomena occurring at crystallisation of melts and gases.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MH1010 Thermodynamics of Materials
MH1018 Transport Phenomena
MH2000 Experimental Methods

or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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H. Fredriksson, H. U.Åkerlind. Crystallisation Processing.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • HEMA - Homeworks, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • KONA - Short Tests, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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

Written examination (TEN1;1,5 cr)
Lab work (LAB1:0.8 cr)
Home assignment (HEM1; 1,5cr)
Seminars (SEM1; 2,2 cr).

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MH2283

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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