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

05.05.2023
 

Alexandru Chirita successfully defended his PhD thesis on April 12, with supervisor Toma Susi and thesis examiners Hannu-Pekka Komsa and Alberto...

17.04.2023
 

A record number of over 150 electron microscopists joined the annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Electron Microscopy (ASEM).

13.03.2023
 

Congratulations to Jani Kotakoski and his group on the newly approved Cluster of Excellence “Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage” –...

Press releases

11.10.2016
 

The chemical properties of atoms depend on the number of protons in their nuclei, placing them into the periodic table. However, even chemically...

29.05.2014
 

Imperfections in the regular atomic arrangements in crystals determine many of the properties of the material, and their diffusion is behind many...