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Temporary Research Groups

Many electronic devices rely on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The goal of this group is the development of a new additive micromanufacturing technique that is based on localized electrodeposition in liquid. This research will enable the microfabrication of advanced multimaterial multiphase MEMS devices that have superior impact-resistance and self-damage sensing mechanisms. [more]
The structure and behaviour of interfaces—such as grain boundaries, which are abundant in virtually all materials used in engineering applications—is of ever-increasing interest to those trying to understand and improve the properties of micro- and nanostructured materials. Computer simulations at an atomistic scale come in where experiments are necessarily limited: High spatial and temporal resolution, as well as the possibility to quickly produce clean model setups, allow us to understand the mechanisms of phase transitions and mechanical deformation at the scale where they occur. [more]
Hydrogen is ubiquitous in nature, mainly in molecular compounds. In its atomic form it represents a genuine possibility as an energy carrier for the transport and storage of renewable energy. [more]
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