Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


The students will learn how various materials behave at low temperatures, what are their physical properties, and how to construct a successful experiment using low-temperature techniques. 

Credits: 6

Schedule: 06.09.2022 - 07.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pertti Hakonen

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Behavior of matter at low temperatures; modern refrigerators and submilliKelvin apparata; ultrasensitive measurement techniques; thermometry; noise and electromagntic interference; applications of nuclear magnetic resonance at low temperatures.

    In 2022-2024, this course is available as a 5 ECTS course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Weekly homework and written final exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching: 24 hrs (2 hrs/week)

    In-class exercises: 24 hrs (2 hrs/week)

    Independent work: 75-90 hrs


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In 2022-2024, this course is available as a 5 ECTS course.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV