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Computational Physics

Institute of Physics

Tampere University of Technology

P.O. Box 692 , FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland

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In the group of Computational Physics, we solve quantum mechanical problems of solid matter and develop related computational methods. We produce new relevant knowledge of structures and dynamics of surfaces and of electronic and optical properties of bulk matter:
  • Explaining the physics behind an experimental result.
  • Studying properties of materials that are for example hard to produce experimentally.
  • Solving problems that are impossible to solve analytically.



Research:
  • Determination of surface structure and reconstruction of surfaces of e.g. catalytic materials.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals behind the dynamics, absorption and adsorption of molecules on catalytic surfaces.
  • Knowledge of electronic structures of e.g. high-Tc superconductors via interpretation of experimental photoemission results using high precision supercell calculations.
  • Concentration and stress dependence of the linear optical properties of semiconductor alloys.


Methods Materials
Transition metals, O2, Alkali metals,
Pd(320), Pd(551)

High-temperature superconductors:
YBCO, BISCO, NCCO


Flat and stepped transition metal surfaces
(Pd, Pt, Ag) with adsorbate molecules
(O2, CO, NO, CH4).

Cu, BaxK1-xBiO3,
GaP, InP, GaAs, GaxIn1-xP





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