Structure and Dynamics in Solid-State Materials for Energy Applications

Our research, in the area of experimental materials physics, focuses on investigations of structure-dynamics-property relations in functional - mostly energy related - materials. In addition to our traditional focus on proton and hydride-ion conductors, which show potential to be used in future energy storage and conversion devices, we are becoming increasingly interested in the fundamental aspects of luminescence in inorganic phosphors with potential to be used in next-generation phosphor-converted lighting solutions. Since some years back, we are as well performing research on organometal halide perovskites, with a view towards their application in future solar cells and light-emitting diodes. A unifying theme in almost every aspect of this research is to investigate the mechanistic aspects of local structure and dynamics and to correlate these fundamental materials properties to the functional, macroscopic, properties of each material. The primary tools to this end involve the use (and development) of a broad range of techniques available at large-scale neutron and photon sources, such as the Institut Laue-Langevin (France), ISIS Neutron Facility (U.K.), NIST Center for Neutron Research and the Spallation Neutron Source (U.S.), J-PARC (Japan), FELIX free electron laser (Netherlands), Advanced Photon Source (U.S.), and DESY (Germany). Our experiments at large-scale facilities are complemented by experimental studies at Chalmers, which include the use of, e.g., vibrational spectroscopy, diffraction, and an array of optical techniques, often complemented by theoretical studies by first-principles computer simulations.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact Maths.
Group members:

Maths Karlsson, Associate Professor
Elena Naumovska, Phd student
Rasmus Lavén,​ Phd student
Aymen Yangui, Post Doc


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