Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

x !
Archived teaching schedules 2014–2015
You are browsing archived teaching schedule. Current teaching schedules can be found here.
FFYS7022 Modern low temperatures physics 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

Many physical phenomena like superconductivity, superfluidity, or nuclear magnetic ordering take place only at low temperatures. Because of the low temperatures lattice vibrations are suppressed, which makes it easier to compare theory and experiment of those quantum systems. Thermometry and cooling techniques have developed with time. Nowadays even automatic systems are available (at a price) which require only to push a single button to start a low-temperature experiment without knowing what is really going on. However, as a physicist one should at least try to understand how to reach those low temperatures.

The aim of the course is to get aquainted with material properties at low temperatures, present-day thermometry, and refrigeration methods and their limitations. How one can cool samples to low temperatures, determine the temperature, and measure the properties of the sample. The recent nanotechnological progress with reduced sample sizes offers many new possibilities for materials research, thermometry, as well as refrigeration. This will be a special part of the course.

Teacher responsible

Kurt Gloos

Homepage URL


8-Jan-2015 –
Lectures 28 h
Tue 13-Jan-2015 - 24-Feb-2015 weekly at 8.00-10.00, Wihuri 041
Exercises 12 h
Thu 15-Jan-2015 - 26-Feb-2015 weekly at 16.00-18.00, Wihuri