About the Linköping University
Linköping University is a research-based university with excellence in education.
LiU, as we often call it, is a multi-faculty university where research and education are equally important. Since the start in the late 60’s, Linköping University has been an innovator, creating new study programmes and new ways to tackle research problems. Innovation has become our tradition.
Furthermore, we have always had strong dialogue with the surrounding business sphere and the community at large, both in terms of research and education. What LiU creates should be of benefit to the public. Together we can build a better, more sustainable world.
The LiU campuses are situated in Linköping and Norrköping in the East of Sweden. The university is an important driving force for regional development. However, the mission is greater—Linköping University is a national and international player. World-class research is conducted within cuttingedge domains such as new materials, IT and disability research. Students come from all across the globe, with over 80 nationalities represented at LiU. Many LiU students study abroad for a semester or a year. The international perspective is essential when working to expand reality.
Together we move the boundaries for what is possible. Together we can be bolder, go further and reach higher.
Reinventing higher education. Being innovative and offering knowledge truly in demand has been the guiding-star of LiU ever since the start in the late 60’s. We offer more professional education programmes than any other Swedish university. Students from Linköping University are among those who first obtain jobs and have the highest income average one year after graduation.
Research making a difference. The openness between different subjects and faculties has contributed to the creation of strong research environments at Linköping University. World-leading research is carried out within several areas such as materials science, bioelectronics and migration, economy and society.
Close to business and community. Linköping University has exceptionally strong connections with the surrounding society. We work with many players from our own region, Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world.
The Plasma & Coatings Physics group is a division at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Sweden. Our overall goal is to contribute toward addressing the challenges of contemporary materials science and technology through the synthesis of novel films and nanomaterials.
Our research concerns investigations of methods for the growth of thin films (using sputtering techniques), as well as the development of coatings for various applications. The group was formed from and still works in close collaboration with, the Thin Film Physics group.
Research at Plasma and coatings physics division
Plasma Theory and Diagnostics for Thin Film Deposition
The use of pulsed plasma pulses to sputter material allows the deposition of thin films with unmatched density and quality. We are helping to further improve the quality of films deposited by investigating the underlying theory of pulsed plasmas, their characterisation by innovative in-situ methods and exploitation in the deposition of novel thin films.
Deposition of Anisotropic Nanoparticle Arrays
The division made the discovery that the application of a pulsed plasma combined with a hollow cathode and applied magnetic field allows the formation of unique structures, see above. Our aim is to exploit these structures to enable improved performance for real world applications, for example water splitting for energy storage.