Syllabus for Molecular Materials

Molekylära material

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1KB360
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N, Technology A1N, Materials Science A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2013-03-21
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2013
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits in science/engineering with (1) 60 credits in chemistry or (2) 30 credits in chemistry and 30 credits in physics/biology. Chemical Thermodynamics and Single Variable Calculus are recommended.

  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the structure of polymers and being able to apply thermodynamic relations on polymer systems, especially phase equilibria and swelling properties of gels
  • describe, analyse, and solve problems based on the properties of viscoelastic materials
  • describe the electronic properties of polymeric semiconductors, and apply this knowledge on relevant problems, especially in energy related areas
  • discuss and predict how different materials can be joined together using adhesion, and be able to suggest and motivate suitable methods to solve a given problem
  • search, summarise, and present information starting from a question related to the content of the course
  • carry out experiments related to the content of the course, and present results and conclusions in a clear and linguistically correct way


Polymer structure, thermodynamics for polymer solutions and polymer melts, adhesion, physically and chemically cross-linked gels, polymeric semiconductors, rheological concepts and relations, linear and non-linear viscoelasticity, electrorheology


Lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, and projects


Written examination at the of the course/during the course. The theoretical part corresponds to 6 credits and laboratory classes and project to 4 credits. The final grade corresponds to weighting the grades for the theory part and the lab work and project respectively.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2013

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Last modified: 2022-04-26