Divisions

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Analytical Chemistry

Analytical chemistry is a measurement science consisting of a set of powerful ideas and methods applicable in all fields of science and medicine.

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Inorganic Chemistry

The research activities of the laboratory comprise topics in both materials chemistry and coordination chemistry. In materials chemistry, thin films, powders and single crystals are studied, the main emphasis being in thin films.

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Organic Chemistry

Present research efforts center on organic synthesis on a wide front, including the use and development of computer aids, with interests both in target-oriented work and in new synthetic methods.

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Physical Chemistry

Physical chemistry provides invaluable information about the fundamental properties of molecules and their reactions with one another. In this laboratory, the research is conducted on all the three important fronts of modern science: experimental, computational and theoretical.

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Polymer Chemistry

The laboratory studies the physical properties of polymers and polymer synthesis. The focus is on self-assembling and environmentally responsive materials.

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Radiochemistry

The main task of the laboratory is to teach and study the chemical behaviour and use of radionuclides and to educate new radiochemists for special assignments.

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Laboratory for Instruction in Swedish

The laboratory is focused on electronic structure calculations in molecular systems using a large variety of programs and methods. Both imported programs as well as locally developed programs are used.

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Unit of Chemistry Teacher Education

The unit organises education for student teachers studying chemistry as a major or minor subject, primary school student teachers, and postgraduate students in chemistry education, as well as subject and primary school teachers.

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VERIFIN Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention

VERIFIN is the Finnish National Authority as defined by the Chemical Weapons Convention. The main purpose for research at VERIFIN is to develop methods for verification of disarmament of chemical weapons.