About us

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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Ursula Ludacka moves to EMAT

Ursula Ludacka continues her career at EMAT (Netherlands).


Mukesh Tripathi finishes PhD

Mukesh defended his thesis on 29.3.2019

19.10.2018 13:15

Christoph Gammer: Nanoscale strain mapping during in situ deformation in the TEM

Friday October 19, 2018, 13:15

Erwin Schrödinger Auditory, 5th Floor, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna



1. Prize Mukesh Tripathi and 3. Prize Heena Inani


Jani Kotakoski has been awarded a new project "Atomic Control Over 2D Materials via Ion Beam Manipulation - ATOMION" by the Austrian Science Fund in...


Researcher of the group developed under the supervision of Toma Susi a new method to control the position of a single Si atom in graphene.

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