Syllabus for Solid State Chemistry

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  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB209
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry G1F, Technology G1F

    Main field(s) of study and in-depth level

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2009-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: Inorganic Chemistry or Physical Chemistry or Basic material chemistry.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the principles for the structure of solids
  • describe specific crystal structures by applying crystallographic basic concepts
  • account for the generation and effects of X-ray radiation on matter
  • describe the experimental use of the diffraction phenomenon
  • use powder diffraction data for characterising cubic substances
  • relate intensity mathematically to structural parameters and derive extinction conditions
  • use crystallographic data for a validated phase analysis
  • analyse thermograms and phase diagrams in known systems

Content

Fundamentals regarding the solid state, including selected structural examples. Theoretical and practical crystallography. Unary and binary phase diagrams. X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis and orientation about other characterisation techniques.

Instruction

Lectures, lessons and laboratory work.

Assessment

Written examination at the end of the course. For passing the course, passed laboratory course is also required. The laboratory course is marked to 1 HE credits. 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.