TFY4330 - Nanotools


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 50/100
Home examination 50/100 4 hours

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. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

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. When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only. 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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

To be announced at course start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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