Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2015 - 16.10.2015

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Päivi Laaksonen

Other teachers: Uni. Teacher Kirsi Yliniemi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Student can combine physical and chemical principles that lead to the characteristics of nanoscale materials. Student understands the origin of self-assembly. Student can deduce how the main properties change with size. Student can analyse the data at basic level.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course gives a physico-chemical overview of solid and soft nanomaterials, including the following topics:

- Types of nanoscale materials

- Self-assembly of nanomaterials

- Properties of nanomaterials (thermal, electric, magnetic, optic) and their differences to macroscale materials

The course has also a poster project which includes abstract, pitching and poster presentation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises, a compulsory poster project and exam contribute to the grade (scale: fail, 1-5). Additionally, the course has non-graded compulsory elements such as pithcing and other poster project related tasks.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

22 h (5 x 4 h + 1 x 2h): Lectures

4 h (2 x 2 h): Poster Sessions

10 h (5 x 2 h): Exercises

40 h: Independent study

39 h: Poster project

20 h: Exam preparation

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- M.F. Ashby, P.J. Ferreira, D.L. Schodek: Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design

-G. Cao, Y. Wang: Nanostructures and Nanomaterials - Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

- handouts and selected articles from scientific literature.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):