Thin Film Physics (TUNNF)

Our research concerns design of new multifunctional materials for hard and wear-resistant coatings, energy materials, magnetic materials, electronics, neutron-converting materials for the ESS, wide-bandgap semiconductors, and more.

Deposition of aluminum nitride by magnetron sputtering Photo credit Samiran Bairagi

Brief overview

The Thin Film Physics Division conducts 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 and processing. Our research concerns design of new multifunctional materials for hard and wear-resistant coatings, energy materials, magnetic materials, electronics, neutron-converting materials for the ESS, wide-bandgap semiconductors, and more. Results are explored in collaboration with industry and the properties of structures unique to thin films form the basis for new and improved materials and processes in applications.

Infrastructure

We work in an excellent infrastructure with access to all of the following instruments and more:

Deposition systems

  • Adam
  • Bifrost
  • Jessie
  • Laura
  • Ragnarök
  • Samson
  • Nidhögg
  • Zeb
  • Sprak
  • Medusa
  • Hydra

Analytical instruments

  • TEM, FEI Titan Cube
  • TEM, FEI Tecnai G2
  • Fib, Zeiss 1540EsB
  • SEM, LEO 1550 Gemini
  • Hysitron Triboindenter TI950
  • Nanoindenter, Umis
  • Auger
  • Ellipsometry lab
  • Metalmicroscope
  • XRD Asterix
  • XRD Idefix
  • XRD Majestix
  • XRD Empyrean
  • XRD X'pert PRO
  • XPS Phortos
  • ToF-Sims
  • Sample preparation microscopy

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Research at Thin film physics division

Doctoral education

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Contact

Staff

Visiting address

Campus Valla, Building F

Mail address

Linköping University
IFM
581 83 Linköping

Publications

2023

Youbing Li, Shuairu Zhu, Erxiao Wu, Haoming Ding, Jun Lu, Xulin Mu, Lu Chen, Yiming Zhang, Justinas Palisaitis, Ke Chen, Mian Li, Pengfei Yan, Per O Å Persson, Lars Hultman, Per Eklund, Shiyu Du, Yongbo Kuang, Zhifang Chai, Qing Huang (2023) Nanolaminated Ternary Transition Metal Carbide (MAX Phase)-Derived Core-Shell Structure Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution and Oxygen Evolution Reactions in Alkaline Electrolytes Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 14, p. 481-488 Continue to DOI

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