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KEMI6507 Surfaces and materials 5 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Jukka Lukkari
Preceding studies
Intermediate physical chemistry I and II (Fysikaalinen kemia I ja II), recommended Mathematics and Physics for chemists, recommended

Learning outcomes

The student understands the importance of interfacial forces and energetics, can account for the geometry of the interface, and can apply adsorption isotherms to chemical problems. The student knows the structure of solids and the notation for solid surfaces, understands the effect of structure on mechanical properties of materials, understands and can use simple models for the structure and self-assembly of soft and biological materials.


Physical chemistry of interfaces between liquid, solid and gas phases (surface tension and energy, effect of interfacial geometry, adsorption), charged interfaces (electrical double layer), surface forces (van der Waals, double layer and other forces), thermodynamics and structure of soft materials (colloids, aggregates, membranes, biological systems, polymers, liquid crystals), thermodynamics of self-assembly, structure of solid materials and solid surfaces, adsorption on solid surfaces, mechanical, electrical and optical properties of materials.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h

Lectures, homework problems

Teaching language


Modes of study

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


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Next lectures : Autumn 2017

Study materials

Lecture notes and corresponding chapters in the textbook Peter Atkins. Julio de Paula, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 10th ed., OUP, Oxford, GB, 2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Kemian laitos
Kemian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kemian laitos
MDP in Materials Science