Electronic Properties of Materials

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The research of the EPM group aims at the understanding of the properties of materials and nanostructures including the associated physical phenomena using the state-of-the-art electronic structure calculations. A wide range of different materials from semiconductors and insulators for electronics devices to novel materials for energy harvesting and storage are in focus. We have also long traditions in developing and implementing electronic structure methods needed in modeling materials and nanostructures.

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Ville Havu

Person: Teaching staff

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Karthikeyan Jeyakumar

Person: Postdoctoral researchers

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Petri Salo

Person: Teaching staff


Research Output

Heavy Alkali Treatment of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells: Surface versus Bulk Effects

Siebentritt, S., Avancini, E., Bär, M., Bombsch, J., Bourgeois, E., Buecheler, S., Carron, R., Castro, C., Duguay, S., Félix, R., Handick, E., Hariskos, D., Havu, V., Jackson, P., Komsa, H. P., Kunze, T., Malitckaya, M., Menozzi, R., Nesladek, M., Nicoara, N. & 13 others, Puska, M., Raghuwanshi, M., Pareige, P., Sadewasser, S., Sozzi, G., Tiwari, A. N., Ueda, S., Vilalta-Clemente, A., Weiss, T. P., Werner, F., Wilks, R. G., Witte, W. & Wolter, M. H., 1 Jan 2020, In : Advanced Energy Materials. p. 1-15 15 p., 1903752.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Niobium doping induced mirror twin boundaries in MBE grown WSe2 monolayers

    Wang, B., Xia, Y., Zhang, J., Komsa, H. P., Xie, M., Peng, Y. & Jin, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Nano Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Plasmon excitations in chemically heterogeneous nanoarrays

    Conley, K., Nayyar, N., Rossi, T., Kuisma, M., Turkowski, V., Puska, M. & Rahman, T., 11 Jun 2020, In : Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics). 101, 23, p. 1-12 12 p., 235132.

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    Open Access
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    American Physical Society, Outstanding Referee

    Martti Puska (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters

    Martti Puska (Recipient), 2006

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career


    • 4 Visit abroad
    • 2 Other expert tasks or merit
    • 2 Conference presentation
    • 1 Chair of conference, workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    Helmholtz Ctr Berlin, Helmholtz Association, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Inst Complex Magnet Mat

    Maria Malitckaya (Visiting researcher)
    18 Apr 201819 Apr 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    DFT calculations on role of alkali metal atoms in chalcopyrite-based solar cells

    Maria Malitckaya (Speaker)
    18 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Structural and electronic properties of AlkInSe2/CuInSe2 (Alk = K, Rb, Cs) interfaces from density functional theory calculations

    Maria Malitckaya (Speaker)
    11 Mar 201816 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation