Selected research results: Applications
1. Soft matter
A new research area for our division has been
established. A book chapter shows the recognition of our research on
understanding of the correlation between microstructure and properties of
coating for controlled drug release.
- C. Fager and E. Olsson, “Soft materials and
coatings for controlled drug release”, invited book chapter in
“Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine”, Editors: Vuk
Uskokovic, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Dragan Uskokovic, Institute
of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Elsevier,
2017, in series of “Micro and Nanotechnology Books”.
2. Quantum technology
High precision measurements of oxide barrier thickness and thickness distributions
in tunnel barrier junctions for quantum devices and correlation to tunnel
barrier properties. The findings are of crucial importance for the optimisation
of quantum computers where oxide barrier thickness uniformity will have an
increasing importance. A thickness variation of one atom plane has a large
influence and demands the combination of high spatial resolution and local
information that can be provided by advanced TEM.
- L.J. Zeng, S. Nik, T. Greibe, P. Krantz, C.M. Wilson,
P. Delsing and E. Olsson, “Direct observation of the thickness distribution of
ultra thin AlOx barriers in Al/AlOx/Al Josephson
junctions”, J. Phys. D- Appl. Phys. 48 (2015) 395308.
3. Organic solar
A work where we developed
knowledge about electron beam interaction with organic solar cells, performed
3D characterization and determined the nucleation sites of the fullerene phase
which is important for the optimization of functional structure.
- O. Bäcke, C. Lindqvist,
A.D.D. Mendaza, S. Gustafsson, E.G. Wang, M.R. Andersson, C. Müller and E.
Olsson, “Mapping fullerene crystallization in a
photovoltaic blend: an electron tomography study”, Nanoscale 7 (2015) 8451.
Selected research results: Method
development for advanced nano-characterisation
4. High energy resolution
Further development of EELS energy resolution
and extraction of signal in spectra where the signal of interest is only a few
counts on a high background.
- A.B. Yankovich,
R. Verre, E. Olsen, A.E.O. Persson, V. Trinh, G. Dovner, M. Käll and E.
Olsson, ”Multidimensional Hybridization of Dark Surface Plasmons”, ACS Nano 11
5. High spatial resolution and precision imaging
Development of high precision (1 pm) determination of
atomic positions using quantitative scanning TEM and combined experimental and
- T. Nilsson Pingel, M. Jørgensen, A.B. Yankovich, H.
Grönbeck and E. Olsson, ”Influence of Strain Patterns on Catalytic Activity of Supported Nanoparticles”, accepted, Nature Communications.