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Experimental Mechanics

Experimental Mechanics is involved in the development of several of the strong research and innovation areas within Luleå University of Technology and is strongly engaged in physics oriented courses within the Engineering programs.

The research at the subject is of both fundamental and applied character. The fundamental issues concern questions about the fingerprints left by photon matter interactions on the information content in optical signals, how the information can be acquired and processed efficiently, as well as methodologies to use these fingerprints experimentally. Some of the applied questions concern robustness of optical techniques when integrated in an industrial environment. More information is found under the headings Research and Publications to the left.

The core part of our undergraduate teaching is performed within the engineering programs at LTU where the subject is responsible for the teaching in optics and experimental methods. On the graduate level the division gives courses in physical and applied optics as well as experimentally oriented courses and a course in scientific communication. 

Personnel at the subject are found under the heading Contact us to the left.

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Paper on ice sintering selected as featured in the Journal of Applied Physics

The latest publication from Hassan Bahaloohoreh presents theoretical and experimental findings on the ice sintering force as a function of temperature, contact load, contact duration and particle size. The publication was considered to be of both high interest and importance and was therefore included as a featured paper in the Journal of Applied Physics.

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Facemasks hinder the spreading of particles

How do facemask hinder the spreading of liquid particles when we breathe and talk with and without facemasks? The corona pandemic has made the question of how well mouth protection prevents the spread of infection highly topical. Now, new research will be presented to the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Research Council under the leadership of researchers from Luleå University of Technology.

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Looking for clues to climate change in Antarctica

Johan Casselgren, assistant professor at Luleå University of Technology, will soon embark on the adventure of a lifetime. For two months he will live and research at the South Pole. A place where very few people previously set foot. There, he will, together with other researchers, investigate how climate change has affected the snow cover.