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Main categories: Diagnostics, Preclinical development
Materials Research Laboratory consists of two research groups, Materials Science (Prof. Edwin Kukk) and Materials Physics (Prof. Kalevi Kokko), focusing on both fundamental and applied physics. The interdisciplinary research combines experimental, computational, and theoretical investigations on, for example, organic molecules, semiconductors and other electronic materials, interfaces and surfaces of various systems, metal clusters and metal alloys with aim to better understand the physical and chemical phenomena and to develop materials for new technologies. National and international collaboration with other departments, universities and companies is an important part of our research.
The experiments are performed both at home laboratory and synchrotron facilities around the world. Electronic, chemical and structural properties of different type of materials are studied combining several spectroscopic and microscopic methods like Time-of-flight/mass spectroscopy (TOF/MS), Photoelectron or Auger electron spectroscopy (XPS/AES) , Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and Electron diffraction (LEED) together with computational material physics. The know-how on development of new materials (e.g., surface passivation coatings) for electronic industry applications is strongly related to the thin film growth by using home-build atomic layer deposition equipment. We also design and build research instruments like electron-ion coincidence spectrometers or cluster sources to be used in gas-phase studies of molecules and clusters.