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Magnus Gustafsson
Magnus Gustafsson

Magnus Gustafsson

Luleå University of Technology
Applied Physics
Materials Science
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 491983
E158 Luleå


Theoretical atomic molecular and optical physics.  Quantum and classical descriptions of molecular collisions and interactions with electromagnetic radiation.  Focus on astro-applications: molecule formation in the interstellar medium and radiation transfer in planetary and stellar atmospheres.


PhD student:  Wissam FakhardjiClassical molecular dynamics simulations of collision-induced absorption: method development and evaluation, September 2015 - February 2021

Master students:

  • Jonatan Öström, Radiative association of CF+, 2014-2015, thesis
  • Johan Carlstedt, H2-He collision-induced absorption, 2019

On my research before starting at LTU



Publicationscomments and minor corrections




My teaching is centered around student involvement.  My tools: interactive methods, concept tests with clickers and peer-instruction, complemented with a combination of traditional class room demonstrations and computer simulations.

More about my teaching


I have been involved in the organization of LTU's Graduate School of Space Technology. (2015-2019) and head of the division Materials Science (2022-).



Article in journal

Direct method for MD simulations of collision-induced absorption (2021)

application to an Ar–Xe gas mixture
Fakhardji. W, Szabó. P, Gustafsson. M
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 276
Article in journal

cesFormation of CO+ by radiative association II (2020)

Zámečníková. M, Gustafsson. M, Nyman. G, Soldán. P
Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 492, nr. 3, s. 3794-3802
Article in journal

Formation of NaCl through radiative association (2020)

Computations accounting for non-adiabatic dynamics
Gustafsson. M
Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 153, nr. 11
Article in journal

Molecular dynamics calculations of collision-induced absorption in a gas mixture of neon and krypton (2020)

Fakhardji. W, Szabo. P, El-Kader. M, Gustafsson. M
Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 152, nr. 23