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766645S Cluster Physics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 766645S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Cluster Physics  Abbreviation Cluster Physics 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Field of Physics 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Timing 

Lectures not given every year. 4th period

 
Learning outcomes 

After the course students can explain what is a (molecular) cluster and are able to describe various formation mechanisms of clusters. Students are able to provide examples of experimental methods on producing various type of clusters. Students will also learn to present the principles of data handling and information evaluation from experiments.

 
Contents 

The scope of the course in theoretical and experimental methods of studying the properties, formation mechanisms and dynamics of clusters. Different cluster sources and spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and phase transitions of clusters are discussed. The course includes demonstrations where students are familiarized with measurement setups.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, exercises, groupworks, self study

 
Target group 

Physics students

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

761314A Thermal physics or equivalent

 
Recommended optional programme components 

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously.

 
Recommended or required reading 

Klavs Hansen, Statistical Physics of Nanoparticles in the Gas Phase, Springer, 2018.

Lecture notes.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

One written examination.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

 
Person responsible 

Jussi Malila

 
Working life cooperation 

No work placement period

 


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