We conduct application-inspired basic research on thin films to fundamentally understand the atomistic nature of materials properties and behavior and learn how to make materials perform better through new methods of synthesis, processing, and computation. This leads to the discovery of novel phases and structures, as well as finding new materials phenomena.
Emphasis is put on the relationships between growth from the vapor phase, microstructure, and properties of thin solid films. We thus extend the frontiers of materials science and nanotechnology to expand the scientific foundations for the development of materials. Innovations are often patented and results explored in collaboration with industry.
Carina Höglund (LiU and ESS) has received the Chester Carlson-prize for her work on B10C thin films coating to be used in neutron detectors. Kista, 6 februari 2014
(link in Swedish: http://www.xerox.com/about-xerox/chester-carlson-science-award/svse.html)
Lars Hultman receives AkzoNobel Sweden Science Award 2013
Lars Hultman new CEO for SSF
New Acting Head of the Thin Film Group is Professor Jens Birch
New aberration corrected TEM: Titan3 by FEI
On October 26, 2011 we inaugurated the new transmission electron microscope " Arwen ." It is one of Europe 's sharpest electron microscopes, which performs according to specifikation or better in the dedicated Ångström Building on Campus Valla
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