The research group Physics of Nanostructured Materials (group speaker Jani Kotakoski) 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. Physics of Nanostructured Materials is one of many research groups at the University of Vienna's Faculty of Physics.

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The research team of Toma Susi uses atomically focused electron irradiation to characterize and manipulate materials.


Rasim Mirzayev successfully defended his PhD thesis on 26 July 2021.


APA article highlighting the latest study by Alberto Trentino et al.


Heena Inani successfully defended her PhD thesis on 27 May 2021.


Gregor Leuthner successfully defended his PhD thesis on 12 May 2021.


Manpreet Kaur joined the Susi group on 2 April 2021.

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