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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FFYS7012 Electron and ion spectroscopies 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Edwin Kukk
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X
Preceding studies
Basic understanding of atomic physics and electromagnetism.

Learning outcomes

Spectroscopic measurements of electron and ion properties are amongst the most common methods for materials characterization, particularly for chemical properties and composition of surfaces and thin films. Electron and ion spectroscopies are also important research tools in atomic, molecular and solid state physics and in nanoscience. The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the physical principles of such measurement and to the design, properties and operation of the spectroscopic equipment. The basics of spectral analysis and data handling is covered.


Course starts with the introduction of the physical processes that cause electron and ion emission. Then the working principles, design and essential properties of electron spectrometers are covered, followed by practical examples from various field and a lab-work. Next, ion mass spectroscopy techniques, types of spectrometers and spectral analysis is covered, followed by examples and lab-work. Finally, some modern developments in specialized research methods and equipment, such as coincidence techniques, are presented.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

lectures, excercises, lab-work

Teaching language


english if required, otherwise finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Study journal / learning diary
  • In Finnish
Written exam and Exercise(s) and Study journal / learning diary

approved lab-work reports and final exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Study materials

Lecture notes

Further information

Participation limited to 12 students, in the order of registration.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules