Nanoscale Engineering

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Our vision is to generate knowledge that will trigger a paradigm shift with respect to the way contemporary materials are created.

Our research goal is to understand on a fundamental level the complex interplay between materials chemistry, atomic arrangement and physical attributes and utilize this relationship as a tool to design and create new thin film materials in an atom-by-atom fashion.

Our research strategy entails the combined use of novel vapour-based thin film synthesis routes along with in situ probes and growth simulations to unravel the mechanisms that determine nanoscale atomic arrangement in multicomponent materials synthesized far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Advanced ex situ characterization techniques are employed to study thinfilm microstructure and physical properties.



Víctor Gervilla, Mohammad Zarshenas, Davide Giuseppe Sangiovanni, Kostas Sarakinos (2020) Anomalous versus Normal Room-Temperature Diffusion of Metal Adatoms on Graphene The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 11, p. 8930-8936 Continue to DOI


Georgios Almyras, Davide Giuseppe Sangiovanni, Kostas Sarakinos (2019) Semi-Empirical Force-Field Model For The Ti1-XAlXN (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) System Materials, Vol. 12, Article 215 Continue to DOI


Viktor Elofsson, Georgios Almyras, Bo Lü, Magnus Garbrecht, Robert Boyd, Kostas Sarakinos (2018) Structure formation in Ag-X (X = Au, Cu) alloys synthesized far-from-equilibrium Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 123 Continue to DOI


Bo Lü, Laurent Souqui, Viktor Elofsson, Kostas Sarakinos (2017) Scaling of elongation transition thickness during thin-film growth on weakly interacting substrates Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 111, Article 084101 Continue to DOI


Viktor Elofsson, Georgios Almyras, B. Lu, Robert Boyd, Kostas Sarakinos (2016) Atomic arrangement in immiscible Ag-Cu alloys synthesized far-from-equilibrium Acta Materialia, Vol. 110, p. 114-121 Continue to DOI
Viktor Elofsson (2016) Nanoscale structure forming processes: Metal thin films grown far-from-equilibrium
Kostas Sarakinos, Grzegorz Greczynski, Viktor Elofsson, Daniel Magnfält, Hans Högberg, Björn Alling (2016) Theoretical and experimental study of metastable solid solutions and phase stability within the immiscible Ag-Mo binary system Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 119, p. 095303- Continue to DOI


Viktor Elofsson, M. Saraiva, Robert Boyd, Kostas Sarakinos (2014) Double in-plane alignment in biaxially textured thin films Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 105, p. 233113- Continue to DOI