Welcome to Materials Science
The research area "Materials Science - from nano to macro" is run by a group of researchers from Materials Engineering, Materials Physics, Physical Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering. Karlstad University has built a solid and extensive competence to perform research within these fields and especially in the combination of these strong disciplines.
About Materials Science
The area of Materials Science is very wide and by its nature multidisciplinary. A great deal of the current research today is within the field of nanoscience, especially towards applications of nanostructured materials. Nanoscience and nanotechnology is an internationally rapidly growing area of research, and is expected to gain in influence on the development of society. The fundamental idea is to be able to create, characterize and manipulate nanometer-sized structures and objects in a controlled way. Thus one may seek to achieve new or improved properties and functionalities of e.g. bulk materials, surface layers, electronic circuits, sensors and medicines. Important sub-areas include synthesis and analysis of new types of ordered nanomaterials and surfaces, separate nanoparticles and controllable nanostructures.
Other areas of research involve structures and effects on larger length scales, including micro-, meso- and macroscopic dimensions. The understanding of the connections between the small and the big is often the necessary condition for a successful contribution to improved technological applications.
Author: Marianne Johansson
The page was updated on 2013-04-04 08:52