Dr. Dr. Björn Alling

Main Focus

Theory of disordered materials

Modeling of magnetic materials in their high-temperature paramagnetic phase. Alloy theory development and studies of order-disorder and clustering transitions. First-principles studies of hard coating materials. Theory of metastable multicomponent nitride alloys, phase transitions, magnetism, and piezoelectric properties.  

Curriculum Vitae

  • Jan. 2015 - Present: Guest researcher, MPIE, under International Career Grant (INCA) from the Swedish Research Council
  • Jan. 2015 - Present: Associate Professor, Thin Film Physics, Linköping University, Sweden. 
  • Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2014: Assistant Professor, Thin Film Physics, Linköping University, Sweden. 
  • Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 : Post-doc researcher, Thin Film Physics, Linköping University, Sweden. 
  • Sept. 2010: PhD in Theoretical Physics, Linköping University, Sweden. ”Configurational and Magnetic Interactions in Multicomponent Systems”
  • June 2009: PhD in Physics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. ”A Theoretical Study of Disorder and Decomposition in Multinary Nitrides Hard Coatings Materials”
  • May 2005: Master of Science, Applied Physics, Linköping University, Sweden
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