TFY4330 - Nanotools


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 50/100
Written examination 50/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course deals with characterization and structuring tools with a high (less than 100 nm) spatial resolution, which are relevant for nanotechnology. Techniques that could be addressed in detail are scanning and transmission electron microscopy, focused ion beam and atom force microscopy.
In addition, image and data processing will be part of the course. The theory and the techniques will be used in lab exercises.

Learning outcome

After the course, the student should be able to extract and validate experimental results from the discussed techniques. The results could be collected by her/himself or by others.
The student should be able to plan and optimize a typical experimental set-up used in nanotechnology based on given task or preknowledge.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, lab: all reports must be approved to be admitted to the exam. Laboratory exercises and demonstrations. When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises and report

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (50%) and exercises (50%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Applied Physics and Mathematics (MTFYMA)
Nanotechnology (MTNANO)

Course materials

To be announced at course start.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 50/100 D 2018-12-11 09:00
Autumn ORD Work 50/100
  • * 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.