Materials properties analysis and tailoring

The current research focus is on materials of importance for nanotechnology, micro- and optoelectronics, spintronics, fusion technology and particle detectors. Their properties are studied by applying various ion beam based techniques as well as by computational means. The respective equipment employed for these activities are described in detail under the various laboratory profiles.
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Ion beams offer unique opportunities for modifying various characteristics of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, plastics and organics, and of fabricating new materials from them. We use them widely to study ALD grown thin films. Our research program includes studies aiming at improving e.g. friction, wear, hardness, corrosion resistance, and optical and electric properties of materials.