KEB-65176 Nanochemistry, 6 cr

Additional information

Nanochemistry is a branch of the actively developing interdisciplinary field of nanoscience. It deals with synthesis and characterization of materials in the nanometer size range. These materials include inorganic cluster compounds, metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles and nanowires, self-assembled clusters of organic molecules, large organic molecules and many other objects organized at nanometer scale. The growing interest to such objects is governed by new and often unusual mechanical, chemical, electrical and optical properties, which opens large variety of applications in nanoelectronics, photonics, catalysis, chemical- and bio-sensors and many others.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen, Nikolai Tkachenko


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
KEB-65176 2018-01 1 - 2 Nikolai Tkachenko
Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen
written essay and presentation on seminar on one of the topics of the course, and final examination.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of distinctive features of nanostructures as compared to single molecules and bulk materials, methods developed for organic molecule self-assembling, fabrication of nanoparticles, nanorods and nanowires, using patterning and templating techniques to achieve further organization of nanostructures, as well as understanding of existing and potential applications of nanochemistry.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Organic nanostructures, self-assembling of layers and clusters, layer-by-layer deposition of molecular films     
2. Carbon nanostructure, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, and their functionalization     
3. Metal and semicondictor nanoparticles and nanowires, and functionalized nanostructures     
4. Microspheres, microporous and mesopoprous materials, photonic crystals     
5. Block copolymers, self-assembling and micellar structures     

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

final examination, compulsory presentation on seminar and written review

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Nanochemistry. A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials   G. A. Ozin, A. C. Arsenault   0-85404-664-X       No   
Book   Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials   G. A. Ozin, A. C. Arsenault, L. Cademartiri   978-1-84755-895-4       No   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
KEB-61100 Insinöörikemia Mandatory    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KEB-65176 Nanochemistry, 6 cr KEM-5176 Nanochemistry, 6 cr  
KEB-65176 Nanochemistry, 6 cr KEB-65177 Nanochemistry, 5 cr  

Updated by: Vuorimaa-Laukkanen Elina, 18.09.2018