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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Thomson Reuters annual list of highly cited researchers shows Jannik Meyer in 2017 again as one of the worldwide researchers who made contemporary...


ERC Starting Grant for Toma Susi

Toma Susi has been awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant to pursue atomically precise manipulation by using an electron beam. Congratulations!


26.06.2017 10:00

Workshop: Atomic diffusion processes

Atomic diffusion processes and their impact to structures and properties of nanomateials


Graphen-"Sandwich" mit rotierenden Molekülen

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1. February 2017 the Rector of the University of Vienna has awarded Jani Kotakoski tenure and the title of Associate Professor.



"Tammann Gedenkmünze" awarded to Prof. Michael Zehetbauer

Prof. Michael Zehetbauer has been awarded the prestigious TAMMANN PRIZE of the DGM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde). The Tammann Medal is...