The research group Physics of Nanostructured Materials (group speaker Jani Kotakoski) is part of the research focus Complex Nanoscale Matter of the Faculty of Physics. The group studies the fundamental physics of novel materials under dimensional constraints as well as novel low-dimensional materials. This includes investigations of their formation, structural evolution and of the physics of their unique properties. Multiscale phenomena of metals, alloys and polymers with micro/nanocrystalline structures, as well as carbon nanostructures including graphene membranes are in the focus of research. The research group comprehensively tackles structure-property relationships, physical mechanisms of complex defect configurations and their interactions. Systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium including micro/nanocrystalline, disordered and glassy structures are investigated. The three research focuses of the group are Complex Systems and Hybrid Materials, Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Materials.

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11.01.2024
 

Novel opportunities in quantum technology and condensed matter physics opened by noble gas atoms confined between graphene layers.

30.10.2023
 

Clara Kofler successfully defended her MSc thesis on October 25, 2023

24.10.2023
 

Kimmo Mustonen gave an interview in the research magazine Rudolphina about his research on 2D crystals in a graphene sandwich, a foundation for...

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11.01.2024
 

Novel opportunities in quantum technology and condensed matter physics opened by noble gas atoms confined between graphene layers.

22.01.2022
 

Atoms bind together by sharing electrons. The way this happens depends on the atom types but also on conditions such as temperature and pressure. In...

18.06.2021
 

Properties of materials are often defined by imperfections in their atomic structure, especially when the material itself is just one atom thick, such...