Credits: 5

Schedule: 29.10.2018 - 18.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maarit Karppinen, Mady Elbahri, Antti Karttunen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  1. has an overview of the variety of inorganic and hybrid materials employed in advanced technologies
  2. is able to discuss the most important physical properties of functional inorganic materials
  3. is able to analyze the basic chemistry - crystal structure - microstructure - physical property relations in functional materials
  4. is able to read and critically evaluate scientific papers on topics related to inorganic materials chemistry

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides the students with insights into the various important functional inorganic material families employed in new sustainable energy technologies, conventional electronics and optics, as well as spintronics and other emerging application fields. The course covers among others the superconductive, magnetic, ferroelectric, thermoelectric, Li-ion and oxide-ion conductive and photoactive materials, and also the physical phenomena behind the targeted material functions. The focus is on new materials.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, assignments, and final examination

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 30 h
Home problem solving 30 h
Independent homework 72 h
Exam 3 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

As agreed

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-35.4500 Functional Oxide Materials

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-4155 Solid State Chemistry

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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