Plasma and Coatings Physics
The Plasma & Coatings Physics group is a division at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Sweden. Our overall goal is to contribute towards addressing challenges of contemporary materials science and technology through the synthesis of novel films and nanomaterials.
A strategy that facilitates a substantial increase of carbon ionization in magnetron sputtering discharges is presented. It is based on increasing the electron temperature in a high power impulse magnetron sputtering discharge by using Neon as the sputtering gas.
Ulf have been selected to be "the entrepreneurial researcher of the year" (2013) at Linköping University by the Innovation Office.
On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Kostas gave his docent lecture and he can now title himself an associate professor
A consortium lead by Ulf Helmersson is granted SEK 15 336 000 for "Designed Nanoparticles by Pulsed Plasmas" by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. The funding is for two years and can be extended to five years after certain requirements being met.
Highly read & Cited Articles
High power impulse magnetron sputtering discharge, J. Vac. Technol. A, 30, 030801 (2012) was the 15th most downloaded in the journal during March 2013.
Highly cited articles
A novel pulsed magnetron sputter technique utilizing very high target power densities. Rank 5 of 16,720 (all years) in Surf. Coat. Technol.
Ionized physical vapor deposition (IPVD): A review of technology and applications. Rank 29 of 36,417 (all years) in Thin Solid Films.
Growth of single-crystal TiN/VN strained-layer superlattices with extremely high mechanical hardness. Rank 125 of 101,934 (all years) in J. Appl. Phys.
Last updated: 2013-12-02