Linköping Linnaeus Initiative for Novel Functional Materials
LiLi-NFM is a coordinated laboratory for interdisciplinary research on advanced materials. It is supported by the Swedish Research Council (VR) for a 10-year period until 2016 by a Linnaeus Grant.
The research environment constitutes the back-bone of materials research at Linköping. It consists of ~150 researchers from 9 divisions of IFM.
Prof. Erik Janzén (acting)
Prof. Lars Hultman (leave of absence)
Prof. Irina Yakimenko
Ms. Malin Wahlberg
Research Divisions and Principal Investigators
|Computational Physics||Prof. Sven Stafström|
|Functional Electronic Materials||Prof. Weimin Chen
Prof. Irina Buyanova
|Nanostructured Materials||Prof. Magnus Odén|
|Plasma & Coating Physics||
Prof. Ulf Helmersson
|Semiconductor Materials||Prof. Erik Janzén
Prof. Peder Bergman
Prof. Per-Olof Holtz
Prof. Leif Johansson
Prof. Bo Monemar
Prof. Rositza Yakimova
|Surface & Semiconductor Physics||Prof. Roger Uhrberg
Prof. Wei-Xin Ni
Prof. Göran Hansson
|Surface Physics & Chemistry||Prof. Mats Fahlman|
|Theory & Modelling||Prof. Igor Abrikosov
Prof. Sergei Simak
Prof. Irina Yakimenko
|Thin Film Physics||Prof. Lars Hultman
Prof. Jens Birch
Prof. Esteban Broitman
Prof. Anne Henry
Prof. Joseph E Greene
Prof. Ivan Petrov
Prof. Michel Barsoum
Our objective is in doing basic research to fundamentally understand the atomistic nature of materials synthesis, structure, and properties. We can thus extend the frontiers of materials and nanosciences to expand the scientific foundations for the development of materials that improve, e.g., the efficiency, environmental acceptability and safety in energy generation, conversion, transmission and use.
The core activity of LiLi-NFM is within the largest and most rapidly developing area of physics research worldwide. In fact, the understanding of materials is the fundamental driving force in natural science and basic engineering research. We focus on studies on the nature of epilayers, thin films, and nanoscale materials. Here, we are in the forefront regarding materials synthesis including wide-band gap materials (SiC, BN, AlN, GaN, ZnO), graphene, nanocomposites, superlattices, fullerene-like compounds, and organic molecular materials.
Our research concerns unsurpassed knowledge-based design of new functional materials for elec-tronics, engineering, and the life sciences. We design material structures and explore outstanding phenomena. We also seek to discover novel phases.
Linköping University is taking part in the Graphene Flagship which is funded by EC. The decision of funding is opening for the graphene researchers new horizons to bring this amazing material to revolutionary solutions in high speed electronics, medical diagnostics, space research, etc.
Researchers at IFM have the knowhow to produce one of the best graphene on silicon carbide worldwide. In November 2011 the first European company on epitaxial graphene (Graphensic AB) was founded as a spin off from LiU.
One of the goals of the Graphene Flagship is to bridge research and commercialization by creating new and improved graphene products to be implemented in advanced applications, which will bring added value to the society.
It is our strategy for excellence to develop and integrate theory, simulations, and experiment. The philosophy for operating LiLi-NFM contains the following elements:
- Natural science and basic engineering research
- Strategic recruitments and tenure-track plans
- Intra-disciplinary excellence
- Inter- and multi-disciplinary modus operandi
- Strong national & international collaboration
- State-of-the-art laboratories
- Leading computational capacity
- Synergy and added value from collaboration
LiLi-NFM supports the following competence platforms around which several profile projects are operated:
- Materials Synthesis
- Materials Modeling
- Advanced Materials Analysis
- Olle Kordina
- Per Eklund
- Jens Jensen
- Mathieu Linares
- Daniel Dagnelund
- Martin Magnuson
- Weine Olovsson
- Henrik Pedersen
- Iris Pilch
- Fredrik Söderlind
- Daniel Söderström
- Jan Stehr
- Rickard Armiento
KTH, School of ICT, Department of Materials and Nanophysics, Kista, Sweden. Thermal transport in suspended Si membranes. Read abstract.
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Last updated: 05/04/14