Synthesis of Battery Materials

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1KB729

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Battery Technology A1F, Chemistry A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2 March 2022
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - Ångström

Entry requirements

Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the principles of different methods for producing battery materials,
  • evaluate the choice of synthesis for materials used in batteries, based on the nature of chemical bonding interactions and resulting atomic and electronic structures and microstructures,
  • propose synthesis methodologies and evaluate the suitability of different choices having regard to equipment, material purity, reactivity, risk level, and required atomic and electronic structure, microstructure and properties of the product,
  • synthesise an electrode material via several routes, assess and evaluate the outcomes.


Solid state synthesis, solution-based synthesis, surface coating and treatment, polymers, nanoparticles and nanostructured materials, porous compounds. The advantages and disadvantages of each synthesis approach for battery materials will be addressed and the students will gain hands-on experience in synthesising a key battery material via multiple routes.


Lectures, tutorials and laboratory work


Written test at the end of the course and/or during the course (3 credits). Laboratory course (2 credits). The final grade is set by the outcome of the written exam, after all mandatory parts of the course have been passed.

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.

Other directives

Courses which cannot be included in the degree together with Synthesis of Battery Materials: 

Introduction to Material Synthesis and Characterisation 1KB277 

Material Synthesis and Characterisation 1KB280 

Materials and Manufacturing Processes II 1KB262

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