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Magnus Odén

Research interests

My research group focuses on:

  1. Superhard coatings for wear protection
  2. Mesoporous materials for catalysis
  3. Engineering Materials (stainless steels and brazing of Al-alloys)

The aim is to understand on a detailed (atomistic) level the relationships between synthesis, microstructure, and properties with a focus on how the microstructure evolves under different conditions.

A large effort is made to understand and control the spinodal decomposition in transition metal nitrides, e.g. how it can be influenced through alloying, microstructure architecture, pressure, and residual stress with the aim to influence the high temperature behavior adequate for cutting tool applications.

Mesoporous structures are developed with the aim to be used in catalytic applications. The work is centered at controlling the mesostructure morphology and understanding inorganic chemical reactions in nm-sized volumes.

Research programs
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  • 2007 - Now  Professor (Linköping University)
  • 2002 - 2006 Professor (Luleå University of Technology)
  • 1996 - 2002 Researcher/Lecturer (Linköping University)
  • 1995 PhD (Linköping University)

Magnus Odén
Title: Professor
Institution: IFM

ORCID: 0000-0002-2286-5588

Email:   magod@ifm.liu.se
Phone:  +46 (0) 13 28 2996
Office:   M410, Fysikhuset

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Last updated: 02/19/14