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1. Course title

Nanotieteen perusteet

Grunderna för nanovetenskap

Basics of Nanoscience

2. Course code


Previous equivalent courses: 530177 Nanotieteen perusteet, 3 op credits

3. Course status: compulsory or optional

Opintojaksosta vastaa fysikaalisten tieteiden kandiohjelma.

Opintojakso kuuluu fysikaalisten tieteiden valinnaisiin aineopintoihin ja sen voi sisällyttää jokaisen opintosuunnan aineopintokokonaisuuteen.

Opintojakso on tarjolla muiden koulutusohjelmien opiskelijoille. Muiden koulutusohjelmien opiskelijat voivat sisällyttää opintojakson fysikaalisten tieteiden opintokokonaisuuteen (FYS1900) tai fysiikan aineopintokokonaisuuteen (FYS2700).

Bachelor's programme in physical sciences is responsible for the course.

The course belongs to optional studies in physical sciences and it may be included to the intermediate studies- study module in each study track.

The course is available to the students from other degree programmes.

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

-Bachelor’s level = first-cycle degree/EQF level 6. Intermediate studies.

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

The course can be taken during the second or third year of the studies.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

Opintojakso järjestetään vuosittain syyslukukaudella 1.periodissa.

The course is offered every year in the autumn term, period I.

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 credits

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Dr. Vivek Sharma (until 2021 Prof. Flyura Djurabekova)

9. Course learning outcomes

The students will be introduced to the field of nanoscience. It will be explained what makes nanoobject different and why it is so interesting to study them. Students will learn to assess the effect of surface-to-volume ratio on properties of materials and get a flavor of how electronic structure is affected by nanoscale from the quantum-mechanical view point. Students will be able to distinguish between nanomaterials from physics, chemistry  and biology points of view. Moreover, the students will learn what possible hazardous or beneficial effects the nanoscience may have on human body and the environment.

10. Course completion methods

The course is offered as a contact teaching by experts in the corresponding fields.

The attendance is free, however, strongly recommended, since the style of the lectures can be highly different.

The course is completed by submitting exercises during the course and participation in the final exam.

11. Prerequisites

The knowledge of basic physics or chemistry courses as well as thermophysics course can be recommended

12. Recommended optional studies

MATR305 Nanophysics and nanochemistry will deepen the knowledge and research opportunities in nanoscience

13. Course content

Introduction to Nanoscience

Scaling classical laws make nano different   

Quantum mechanics makes nano different

Hard Matter Nanostructures

Top-down: from microelectronics down to nanotecnology

Chemistry of nanostructures

Soft-matter nanoscience: self-assembly, macromolecules,

Nanoparticles for pharmaceutical applications


14. Recommended and required literature

Lecture notes and the references to the literature within.

Charles P. Poole, Jr. and Frank J. Owens "Introduction to nanotechnology"

"Introduction to nanoscale science and technology", ed. by M. Di Ventra, S. Evoy and J.R. Heflin, Jr.

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Teaching methods are lectures and supervised exercise sessions.

All lectures are published in the moodle page of the course. The exercises are published before the exercise sessions. The submission of the competed exercises is defined upon agreement with the students. The exercises are returned via the moodle page

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

The final exam contributes 80% and the completed exercises during the course 20% of the final grade.

The grade is usual from 1 to 5 (1: >45%; 2: > 55%; 3: > 65%; 4: >75%;  5: >85% )

17. Teaching language


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