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KEMI6512 Experimental techniques for materials characterization 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Professor Carita Kvarnström, Doc. Mika Lastusaari

General description

The course is intended to provide an introduction to different chemical and physiochemical techniques for characterization of nano structures and ordered material of functional organic, inorganic, composite and hybrid materials.


Introduction to soft materials, macromolecules, polymers, 2D materials, biological membranes, micells, thin films, self-assembled monolayers. Determination of size & shape, mean molar masses, laser light scattering. Sedimentation, viscosity, contact angle. Determination of mechanical, electrical, optical, thermal and magnetic properties of solids.
Characterization techniques for surfaces and thin films (surface –IR, ATR-FTIR), surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, SERS, ellipsometry). Techniques for determining the size of nanoparticles and macromolecules (light scattering, mass spectrometry (MALDI), and viscosity measurements). Characterization techniques for thermal stability and thermally induced changes (thermogravimetry, DTA, DSC and other methods).

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Course is aimed at 4th and 5th year students and for PhD- students.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 34 h 0 h

Lectures, team work + report, written exam

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam
  • In Finnish

Lectures 34 h (Moodle-course)


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Lecture notes and additional distributed material, moodle course

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Materials Science