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MATR305 Nanophysics and Nanochemistry, 5 cr 
Code MATR305  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Nanophysics and Nanochemistry  Abbreviation Nanophysics and 
Scope5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
  GradingGeneral scale 
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Materials Research 

Target group 

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

Modules where the course belong to:

  • MATR3001 Experimental Materials Physics, Advanced Studies
    MATR3002 Computational Materials Physics, Advanced Studies
    MATR3005 Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Advanced Studies
    ATM3001 Aerosol Physics, Advanced Studies

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.


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.

Learning outcomes 

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
Completion methods 

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.


The course "Basics of Nanoscience".

Recommended optional studies 

Computational Nanoscience, Chemistry of thin films

  • 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
Study materials and literature 

Lecture notes.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

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.

Assessment practices and criteria 

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%.


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Future examinations
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Nanophysics and Nanochemistry  Examination  Flyura Djurabekova 
21.05.21fri 12.00-16.00
registration period has not begun Nanophysics and Nanochemistry  Examination  Flyura Djurabekova 
18.06.21fri 10.00-14.00
registration period has not begun Nanophysics and Nanochemistry  Examination  Flyura Djurabekova 
20.08.21fri 10.00-14.00
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