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.

 News and Events

01.02.2022
 

On 1 February 2022 Harriet Åhlgren rejoins PNM to work in the new FWF-funded project QUEEN granted to Jani Kotakoski.

20.01.2022
 

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...

14.01.2022
 

Wael Joudi successfully defended his MSc thesis on 14 January 2022.

01.12.2021
 

Retirement of Regina Pinter on 1 December 2021

28.09.2021
 

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

26.07.2021
 

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