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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Stefan Noisternig

20.04.2018 13:15

Martin Peterlechner: Analysis of Amorphous Phases with TEM

Friday April 20, 2018, 13:15

Kurt Gödel Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna


20.03.2018 17:30

Tuesday March 20, 2018, 17:30

Lise Meitner Auditory, 1st Floor, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna


19.01.2018 13:15

Rolf Erni: Nucleation and growth of matter studied by in-situ (S)TEM

Friday January 19, 2018, 13:15

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



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