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Structure of materials

Group head: V. Honkimaki

Materials constitute the backbone of technology, ranging from construction to aircraft industry, electronics and many other industries.

This group uses a range of high-energy X-ray diffraction, scattering, imaging and spectroscopy experiments relevant to the fields of energy research, catalysis, engineering, metallurgy, nanoscience and other elements of advanced technology, along with aspects of fundamental structural physics and chemistry. Furthermore, the group is also involved in cultural heritage with X-ray tomography studies for archaeology and palaeontology.

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Current PhD projects:

  • Illuminating the Role of Animals in Ancient Egypt: Archaeozoological, Biological and Archaeological Study of Crocodile Mummies by Synchrotron Imaging (in partnership with Université Lumière Lyon 2)
  • In Situ Studies of Cement Hydration and Alteration Processes Using Nanoscale X‐Ray Diffraction Techniques (in partnership with Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Advanced Diffraction Methods for Characterization of Li-ion Battery Materials (in partnership with UCL)
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Water Electrolyzers (in partnership with TU Berlin)
  • Stinging and Piercing With and Without Metal – Unveiling The Role of Chitin Arrangement and Inorganic Additives in Arthropods (in partnership with BOKU Vienna)
  • X-ray Fluorescence Ghost Imaging (in partnership with Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Pattern Initiation in Plastically Deformed Metals (in partnership with TU Denmark)