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Samira Dorri

PhD student

My research focuses on synthesizing and characterization of multilayers, superlattices, and superlattice supermirrors of transition metal diborides for applications in Neutron Optics.

I am a PhD student at the Swedish Graduate School in Neutron Scattering (SwedNess).

Synthesizing multilayers and artificial superlattices using DC magnetron sputtering epitaxy where I can manipulate the growth in the atomic scale is the focus of my research. I apply different characterization techniques such as XRD, XRR, TEM, XPS, ToF-ERDA, RBS, and NR to achieve an in-depth study of the crystalline quality of the structure and the degree of coherency at the interfaces. 

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Samira Dorri, Jens Birch, Fredrik Eriksson, Justinas Palisaitis, Per O A Persson, Babak Bakhit, Lars Hultman, Naureen Ghafoor (2023) Effects of stoichiometry and individual layer thickness ratio on the quality of epitaxial CrBx/TiBy superlattice thin films Materials & design, Vol. 228, Article 111842 Continue to DOI
Naureen Ghafoor, Samira Dorri, Justinas Palisaitis, Lina Rogström, Babak Bakhit, Grzegorz Greczynski, Lars Hultman, Jens Birch (2023) Phase separation paths in metastable Zr1-xAlxN monolithic layers compared to multilayers with TiN: Growth versus annealing temperatures Materialia, Vol. 28, Article 101758 Continue to DOI


Samira Dorri, Justinas Palisaitis, Grzegorz Greczynski, Ivan Petrov, Jens Birch, Lars Hultman, Babak Bakhit (2022) Oxidation kinetics of overstoichiometric TiB2 thin films grown by DC magnetron sputtering Corrosion Science, Vol. 206, Article 110493 Continue to DOI
Babak Bakhit, Samira Dorri, Ali Kosari, Arjan Mol, Ivan Petrov, Jens Birch, Lars Hultman, Grzegorz Greczynski (2022) Microstructure, mechanical, and corrosion properties of Zr1-xCrxBy diboride alloy thin films grown by hybrid high power impulse/DC magnetron co-sputtering Applied Surface Science, Vol. 591, Article 153164 Continue to DOI


Babak Bakhit, Samira Dorri, Agnieszka Kooijman, Zhengtao Wu, Jun Lu, Johanna Rosén, Johannes M.C. Mol, Lars Hultman, Ivan Petrov, Joseph E Greene, Grzegorz Greczynski (2021) Multifunctional ZrB2-rich Zr1-xCrxBy thin films with enhanced mechanical, oxidation, and corrosion properties Vacuum, Vol. 185, Article 109990 Continue to DOI