Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.10.2020 - 07.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Mady Elbahri, Maarit Karppinen, Antti Karttunen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maarit Karppinen, Antti Karttunen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercises, assignments, and final examination

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    As agreed

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM-4155 Solid State Chemistry

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action



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