MT8301 - Carbon Materials Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination/Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 30/100 A
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course is given each year, next time will be spring 2016. Carbon materials used industrially will be treated with emphasis on fundamental principles and properties that have given carbon its broad industrial application. Lectures will cover raw materials, the carbonization process, graphitization, characterization of carbon materials, oxidation processes, carbon electrodes in metallurgical and electrometallurgical industry, active carbon, carbon black, intercalation compounds, fullerenes, and graphen. Lectures will also cover areas of carbon science and technology that more recently have resulted in great scientific activity, like the use of carbon as electrode material in Li-ion batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.

Learning outcome

The course will provide an introduction to carbon science, technology and materials. The most important fundamental principles will be covered in more depth. From an engineering point of view it will be shown how the choice of raw materials and processing parameters can tailor carbon materials to given specifications within a wide property and application range. The main focus will be carbon as electrode material for various electrochemical processes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises. Towards the end of the semester each student has to present a 30 min colloquium within a narrow part of the curriculum. The presentation will be evaluated and marked. The course is taught in English. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers can be given in English only. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Colloqium on selected topic
  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Course materials

Literature: Selected parts from published books and articles from publications.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIK3011 7.5
TMT4335 7.5 2014-09-01



Examination arrangement: Written examination/Report

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Approved report 30/100 A
Autumn Written examination 70/100 D
Spring Approved report 30/100 A
Spring Written examination 70/100 D 2016-05-28 09:00 D1
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.