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The focus of our research is size effects in materials, which means how materials properties change as a function of the external length scale. The aim is the identification of the size that optimizes a specific materials property, such as yield or fracture strength, toughness, and recently also electronic properties such as color, carrier mobility and band gap engineering.

Our traditional competences originate from mechanical properties and alloy development, but in the past couple of years we have extended our knowledge into functional properties and all materials classes.

Recently, we also have been targeting materials creation from the bottom-up with the aim of synthesizing complex 3D gradient structures on  the micrometer and nanometer length scale that benefit from the identified optimal length scale.

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