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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.



Article in journal

Formation 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
Conference paper

A computational study of hydrogen dimers in giant-planet infrared spectra (2019)

Gustafsson. M, Leigh. F, Orton. G
Part of: 24th International Conference on Spectral Lines Shapes 17-22 June 2018, Dublin, Ireland, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019, 012010
Article in journal

Collision-induced absorption in Ar–Kr gas mixtures (2019)

A molecular dynamics study with new potential and dipole data
Fakhardji. W, Szabo. P, El-Kader. M, Haskopoulos. A, Maroulis. G, Gustafsson. M
Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 151, nr. 14