Simulations in materials physics

Simulations in materials physics

In order to understand experimental results modeling of the studied phenomena is needed. Compuational methods are used widely in the field of materials physics. The group of computational physics has in its use methods covering many time and length scales, starting from quantum mechanical calculations at atomic level and picosecond time scales and up to continuum modeling of materials and macroscopic times scales.

Initially modeling was used in connection with ion beam physics experiments that are far from the thermodynamical equilibrium. Currently, modeling is also used in many equilibrium phenomena.

The group has in its disposal computer clusters located at the Kumupula campus area and the supercomputers at the Finnish IT center for science, CSC.


Contact persons:
  • prof. Kai Nordlund
  • tel. +358 2941 50007
  • email kai.nordlund[at]helsinki.fi
  • doc. Flyura Djurabekova
  • tel. +358 2941 50084
  • email flyura.djurabekova[at]helsinki.fi
  • doc. Antti Kuronen
  • tel. +358 2941 50083
  • email antti.kuronen[at]helsinki.fi
  • doc. Tommy Ahlgren
  • tel. +358 2941 50648
  • email tommy.ahlgren[at]helsinki.fi