This course deals with the properties of advanced materials and nanomaterials which are relevant to a range of novel technical applications (e.g. organic electronics, photovoltaics, nanofabrication, biomimetics, etc.). Some of the topics covered are the mechanical, optical, thermal and electrical properties of several technologically important materials, e.g. carbon nanotubes, graphene, semiconducting polymers, metals etc. Emphasis is given to the nanostructure/properties relationships and their use in various advanced technological applications. For example, we will discuss the differences between crystalline (ordered) and amorphous (disordered) materials and how their nanostructure gives rise to specific properties in a number of technologically advanced materials (polymers, metals, composites, semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.). We will also discuss why and how these materials are used in these applications, and which methods are currently used to produce devices with nanoscale dimensions (nanotechnology).
Application and eligibility
Advanced Materials, 7.5 hp
Spring Term 2018
The information below is only for exchange students
Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018
Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018
Type of studies
90 credits including Solid State Physics, or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.
Exchange students applying for courses within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the Faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.
This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive.
The application period is closed.