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University of Helsinki Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry

Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry


Contact Information:

Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
(A.I.Virtasen aukio 1)
P.O. Box 55
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Head of the Laboratory
Markku Leskelš
Phone: +358-2941 50195

Mrs. Raija Jussila
Phone: +358-2941 50197

Main Facilities



  • PANalytical X'Pert PRO MPD diffractometer
  • a four-circle X-ray diffractometer (Bruker-Nonius Kappa-CCD) equipped with a liquid nitrogen cooling device
  • a powder/thin film X-ray diffractometer/reflectometer (Bruker axs D8)
  • a powder X-ray diffractometer (Philips PW1820)
  • a field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM, HITACHI S-4800) equipped with an EDX (Oxford INCA 350) and BF-STEM detector
  • a scanning probe microscope (Veeco Instruments MultiMode V equipped with NanoScope V control station)
  • a thermobalance (Mettler TGA850)
  • a DSC instrument (Perkin-Elemer DSC-2)
  • a FT-IR (Perkin Elmer Spectrum GX)
  • a fluorescence spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer MPF44A)
  • two UV-Vis spectrophotometers (Hitachi U-2000, HP 8453)
  • five ALD-instruments (F-120 ASM Microchemistry Ltd.), one of which has been equipped with a quadrupole mass spectrometer (Leybold Transpector TSP300F, Hiden HAL/3F RC501) and a quartz crystal sensor (Maxtek TM-400)
  • two power sources for plasma enhanced ALD and post-deposition plasma treatments of thin films: a 300 W microwave generator (GMP 03 KE/D, Sairem) and a 1 kW, 13.56 MHz RF power generator (Cesar, Dressler) with an automatic matching network (VM 1000A Automatch, Dressler)
  • an electron beam evaporator (EBE) with a TFI TELEMARK 241 six-pocket E-gun and a TFI TELEMARK ST4 (4 kW, 10 kV) power source
  • a thermal evaporator (Edwards Auto 306)
  • two potentiostats (Metrohm, Autolab) for electrodeposition, which can be combined with an electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM 255)
  • a spin coater (P6204 Specialty Coating Systems)
  • an ozone generator (Wedeco Ozomatic 4 HC lab)
  • two tubular furnaces with controlled atmosphere/vacuum (CARBOLITE)
  • a precision LCR Meter for capacitance-voltage/frequency measurements in a frequency range of 20 Hz - 1 MHz (HP 4284A)
  • a sourcemeter for current-voltage measurements (Keithley 2400)
  • three function mercury probe station (MDC 811-150)
  • a four-point probe station (Alessi CPS-06)
  • a KSV instrument for contact angle measurements
  • a gas chromatograph (Agilent Technologies 6890N Network GC System with a 7683 Series Injector and 5973 Network mass selective detector)
  • a polymerization autoclave (Büchi)
  • a TMZ (traveling molten zone) for the purification of materials (max temperature 500 °C)
  • a circulator (HAAKE) (temperature range -20 - 250 °C ± 0.01 °C)
  • two PC controlled titration apparatuses (Schott TR 250, Mettler 58)

The instruments of the other Laboratories in the Department (NMR-, IR- and mass spectrometers) are also available.