1. Course title
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
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.
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