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Research group of Material Physics, Trondheim

We study fundamental physical and chemical material properties. Together with Norwegian and international partners we seek to develop and improve processes and materials to meet tomorrow's challenges.

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Research areas

  • The influence of micro- and nanoscale properties on material behaviour for:
    • Structural materials such as light metals, steel and concrete
    • Materials and devices for renewable energy production and storage, including solar cells and batteries
    • Catalysts
  • Synthesis and properties of functional and safe nanomaterials
  • Optical design, evaluation and optimisation of systems, devices and materials for lighting and solar energy applications
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Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU

Research approach

Green and blue materials
  • High resolution structural analysis of materials
    • Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM)
    • Focused ion beam (FIB)
    • Atom Probe Tomography (APT)
  • Surface analyses
    • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
    • Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES)
    • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Lithography/thin film deposition
  • Optical characterisation and modelling
  • Materials modelling (Electronic, atomistic and meso-scale)
  • Data driven material science

Employees in the research group for Material Physics, Trondheim