Publication List

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 cells

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 spectroscopy

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 (2017) 4265.

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 theoretical work.

  • 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.


Published: Wed 29 Jul 2015. Modified: Mon 21 May 2018