Material research

The Department of Applied physics is specialized in characterizing various materials and thus it has state-of-the-art equipment scattered around various research groups and locations.

The manufacturing equipment for thin films and coatings include USPLD (Ultra Short Pulsed Laser Deposition) and sputtering techniques. The characterization techniques include XRPD (X-Ray Powder Diffraction), DSC (Differenctial Scanning Calorimetry), Battery cycling system (BCS), TGA (Thermogravimeric Analysis), Pore size, volume and surface area analysing with gas adsorption/desorption, particle size and surface potential analyser, air-coupled ultrasound (ACU), electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), ultra-wideband (UWB) radar and acoustic emission (AE) and their combinations.

Detailed information of the equipment can be found from each groups webpages listed below.

For more information: 

Pharmaceutical Physics, contact person: Vesa-Pekka Lehto (, +358 40 355 2470) 

Biomaterials Technology, contact person: Reijo Lappalainen (, +358 40 355 2564)

Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage, contact person: Markus Malo (, +358 40 355 2996)