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Experimental physics

We at Experimental Physics at LTU focus on three main fields: advanced nanomaterials for renewable energies, high pressure spectroscopy, and scanning probe microscopy. The complementary background of the group members in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science offers the ideal environment for the development of an interdisciplinary research.

Targeted applications of our research are solar cells, photoelectrochemical and electrochemical water splitting, photocatalysis and others. We aim at developing all the steps of our research from nanomaterials preparation, to their structural and functional characterization, including integration in prototype devices. For the purpose, we are equipped with a series of experimental tools, enabling the synthesis of complex nanomaterials through physical and/or chemical preparation routes (magnetron sputtering, atomic layer deposition, hydrothermal synthesis, micro-wave-assisted synthesis, electrophoretic deposition, etc.). We have consolidated expertise on spectroscopic characterization of nanomaterials, and carry out research on scanning probe microscopy. The facilities at LTU enable the investigation of the main features of nanomaterials morphology, composition and structure (high-resolution SEM, EDS, XRD, Rutherford backscattering). Our lab is also fully equipped for functional characterization of solar cells and electrochemical/photoelectrochemical systems.

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Alberto Vomiero , subject representative of experimental physics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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Seminar: "Experiences from my time on the Nobel Committee for Physics"

Recording of the seminar given by Ingemar Lundström the 15th November 2018.

Photo: Ted Karlsson
International collaboration in high pressure research

The prestigious research institute in High Pressure Research, HPSTAR in Shanghai, recently invited Alexander Soldatov, Professor of Experimental Physics at Luleå University of Technology. In a course, he shared the excellence in high-pressure research of nanostructured carbon conducted at Luleå University of Technology.

Photo: Ted Karlsson
Received prize for research on ceramics

Professor Alberto Vomiero has been awarded the 2017 Global Star Award by the American Ceramic Society.