Nanoscience, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13009 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits with Quantum Physics and Solid State Physics I. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

About the course

The term nanoscience refers to exploration of changes in physical properties originating from changes in the extension of materials. The emphasis of the content is therefore on effects arising from finite size effects in the electronic structure of materials, manifested in for example changes in magnetic properties, electric conductivity and generally coupling of electronic states to applied electromagnetic fields. The reading material is based upon the scientific literature, providing training in searching and extracting relevant information.

The course will provide understanding of finite size scaling, dimensionality aspects of phase transitions, giant magnetic resonance, magnetic and non-magnetic tunnel junctions, two-dimensional conductivity in materials such as transition metals and carbon based structures (graphene, fullerenes and nanotubes).

Experimental and theoretical exercises are provided, focusing on the influence of the extension on the obtained material properties.

Transferable skills such as ethics, scientific terminology, scientific communication (written and verbal), making and using figures, are all an integrated part of the content. The examination is used as a learning opportunity, in which the students give a scientific talk and hand in a scientific communication on a topic or choice.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21