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18.12.2019 at 08:00 - 7.1.2020 at 23:59



Master's Programme in Materials Research is responsible for the course.

Modules where the course belong to:

  • MATR300 Advanced Studies in Materials Research.
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Experimental Materials Physics
    2. Study Track in Computational Materials Physics
    3. Study Track in Inorganic Materials Chemistry
  • ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences.
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Aerosol Physics

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

The course "Basics of Nanoscience".

Computational Nanoscience, Chemistry of thin films

After completing the course you will have an understanding of:

  • what is the nanoscience and what is its role in the modern society
  • what are the branches of nanoscience in general and what branches are under research in Kumpula Campus

An overview of research activities in Nanophysics and Nanochemistry in Kumpula Campus offered in the course is useful at the stage when a future career choice is to be made.

The course is offered every year in the autumn during the second teaching period.

  • Atom-level methods to build and characterise the nanostructures
  • Properties of nanoobjects: mechanical, electronic and magnetic, optical
  • Physical and chemical methods to form nanoobjects: nanoparticles, nanoclusters, nanopillars/nanowires, nanofilms, bulk nanomaterials
  • Carbon-based nanostructures
  • Inorganic thin films
  • Aerosol nanoparticles

Lecture notes.

Lectures are given two times a week for 7 weeks. An essay emphasising important and critical points is written after every lecture. The final exam is written at the end of the course.

The essays submitted by students are graded regularly. The final score can be used as a weighting factor up to 20% for the grade of the final exam. No returned esseys reduce the overall grade of the final exam by 20%.

The course is offered in form of scientific overview lectures given by the experts in each field presented during the course.

The 100% attendance is recommended as the lecture notes contain the slides on original research, inviting the students to have critical viewpoints and feedbacks.

The course is completed by submitting weekly short essays on every lecture, where the important aspects given by the lecturer and in the student's own opinion must be highlighted. The final examination is held at the end of the course.