Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Materials Science A1N
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
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. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
On 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.
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.