Materials Science is the study of the relationships between synthesis, processing, structure, properties and performance. The materials can have potentials for being new alternatives for already existing materials such as batteries or completely new technologies that can solve difficult challenges or yield new opportunities. Furthermore, materials science is fundamental research that gives knowledge of complicated structures that helps us design new and complicated materials in the future.
At Center for Materials Crystallography we push the boundaries to the limit in discovering new materials or unknown crystal structures. Our research covers a broad field ranging from energy materials such as hydrogen storage, batteries, and thermoelectric materials, to advanced crystallography involving charge density, high pressure etc, and in situ experiments where we for example study particle growth while it happens.
...that we each year go to a number of different synchrotrons, from SPring8 in Japan and DESY in Germany to APS in USA, to collect high quality data?
... that the research areas mentioned here doesn't fully cover the areas we are covering?
... that the different research areas calls for researchers with different interests and skills? Some mainly work in the laboratory, other at their computer.
... that the CMC group publish more 100 papers each year?