FACET - Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry

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FACET - Functional materials and materials chemistry research group

“Our mission is to devise and provide advanced functional materials for a sustainable future.”

FACET’s research activities range from innovative applications in industry to fundamental science. We study emergent functional material properties and how we can improve and control them. Our work is guided by the UN Sustainable development goals and the vision to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The FACET research fields are represented by a multi-disciplinary team of 10 professors and the interconnected topical teams they lead, headed by Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud. Bringing together leading experts in materials synthesis, theory, and advanced characterization, FACET provides an ideal scientific environment to solve the complex challenges of materials science and chemistry of tomorrow. We are proud of our group culture which is based on collaboration and sharing of knowledge, experience, network, and experimental infrastructure providing fertile grounds for successful and enjoyable collaborations among our team members.

The collaborative international atmosphere within FACET is actively fostered by all members, who are frequently enjoying joint cabin trips, hikes, BBQs, and more. Thus, FACET provides a friendly and ambitious research environment for students, scientists, and visitors from Norway and all around the globe.

We have leading expertise in the fields of ferroic materials and phenomena, materials for energy technology and biomedical applications, ceramics and coatings, nanomaterials and nanodevices with a strong focus on sustainability. (For more on our research areas please go to the Research-tab.)

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Please click on one of the icons below to find out about what each of our teams specialises in.


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Active Biomedical Ceramics

  • Microstructural optimization
  • Ceramic coatings
  • In-vitro stability


Picture of battery materials.

Battery Materials

  • Electrode materials
  • Liquid electrolytes
  • Solid-state electrolytes (ceramic, polymer, composites)
  • Binders and conductive additives
  • Coating materials
  • Interfaces (solid-solid, solid-liquid)


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Coatings and ceramic processing

  • Surface modification
  • Slurry processing and properties
  • Deposition methods
  • Functional surfaces – anti-icing and anti-fouling properties
  • Bulk ceramic – properties and processing
  • Additive manufacturing (AM)


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Functional Topological Systems

  • Ferroic Domain Walls
  • Low Dimensional Spin Textures
  • Nanostructuring and correlated microscopy
  • Atomic-level imaging in 3D


Illustration of hybrid materials.

Hybrid Materials

  • Hybrid supramolecular ferroics
  • High transition entropy molecular crystals
  • Solid solution engineered supramolecular systems


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Materials for Energy Technologies

  • Dielectrics for sea cables
  • Windmills and anti-icing
  • Chemical looping combustion
  • Molecular material systems for thermal energy storage, barocalorics and electrocalorics
  • HT-corrosion and corrosion protection


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Materials Design through Green Chemistry

  • In situ studies during hydrothermal syntesis of complex oxide materials
  • In situ studies during aqueous chemical solution deposition of thin oxide films
  • Development of hybrid Nanocomposites
  • Aqueous processing
  • Lead-free piezo and ferroelectric materials


Illustration of complex molecular structures.

Materials Modelling

  • Nanothermodynamics
  • Electrolytes and electrodes materials for batteries
  • Oxide interfaces and defect chemistry
  • Layered and 2D materials


illustration of hysteresis loops.

Piezoelectric/Ferroelectric Materials

  • Bulk ceramics, thin films and heterostructures
  • In-situ characterization during processing
  • Strain and compositional engineering
  • Structure-property relationships


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Thin Film Processing

  • Oxide electronics
  • Quantum materials
  • Third generation solar cells


The researchers are in the team that reflects their main project work but most researchers assist in multiple teams; helping where ever their skill set is required. For a full list of a researcher’s research, please go to their personal page by clicking on their picture.



Scientific staff


Mari-Ann Einarsrud. Photo

Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud

Green Chemistry, Biomedical Ceramics, Materials for Energy Technology, Hybrid Materials


Julia Glaum. Photo

Professor Julia Glaum

Biomedical Ceramics, Green Chemistry, Coatings and Ceramic Processing



Tor Grande. Photo

Professor Tor Grande

Battery Materials, Materials for Energy Technology, Green Chemistry, Materials Modelling, Biomedical Ceramics, Thin Film Processing


Ingrid Hallsteinsen. Photo

Assoc. Prof Ingrid Hallsteinsen

Thin Film Processing, Coatings and Ceramic Processing



Hilde Lea Lein. Photo

Professor Hilde Lea Lein

Coatings and Ceramic Processing, Materials for Energy Technology



Dennis Meier. Photo

Professor Dennis Meier

Functional Topological Defects



Daniel Rettenwander. Photo

Assoc. Prof Daniel Rettenwander

Battery Materials



Sondre Kvalvåg Schnell. Photo

Assoc. Prof Sondre Kvalvåg Schnell

Nanothermodynamics, Modelling, Battery Materials



Sverre Magnus Selbach. Photo

Professor Sverre Magnus Selbach

Defect Chemistry, Modelling, Green Chemistry, Battery Materials, Materials for Energy Technology, Hybrid Materials




Julian Walker. Photo

Assoc. Prof Julian Walker

Hybrid Materials, Materials for Energy Technology, Green Chemistry



Nils Wagner. Photo

Adjunct Assoc. Prof Nils Wagner

Battery Materials



Kjell Wiik. Photo

Professor emeritus Kjell Wiik

Battery Materials, Materials for Energy Technology



Martin Ystenes. Photo

Professor emeritus Martin Ystenes




Maria Valeria Blanco. Photo

Adjunct Assoc. Prof Maria Valeria Blanco

Battery Materials






Mir Mehraj Ud Din. Photo

Dr. Mir Mehraj Ud Din

Solid state batteries



Benjamin Williamson. Photo

Dr. Benjamin Williamson

DFT simulations of Lead-free ferroelectrics for high temperature application



Post Doc's


Laras Fadillah. Photo

Dr. Laras Fadillah

Improve mechanical stability of Cathode-Solid Electrolyte
interfaces on Solid-State Lithium Batteries



Ola Grendal. Photo

Dr. Ola Grendal

Thin Film Ferroelectrics



Muhammad Zeeshan Khalid. Photo

Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Khalid

DFT simulations of Ferroelectric domain walls for electronics



Mohsen Sadeqi-Moqadam. Photo

Dr. Mohsen Sadeqi-Moqadam

Electrokinetic of Piezoelectric Ceramics



Kesavan Thangaian Photo

Dr. Kesavan Thangaian

Scalable Sustainable Anodes for Li-ion Batteries by Structural Design





Meenal Agrawal. Photo

Meenal Agrawal

Synthesis and Characterisation of Battery Materials



Ruben Dragland. Photo

Ruben Skjelstad Dragland

Ferroelectric Domain Walls



Marcus Bentzen. Photo

Marcus Bentzen

Liquid-Solid Interactions of Piezoelectric BNT-BT Biomaterials in Aqueous Solutions



Damian Brzozowski. Photo

Damian Brzozowski

Heterostructure optimization and novel epitaxy yielding
chalcogenideoxide magnetic bilayers



Kristoffer Eggestad. Photo

Kristoffer Eggestad

DFT simulations of Ferroelectric Domain Walls for Nanoelectronics



    Ingeborg Sellæg Ellingsen

    Composite Electrolytes for Solid State Batteries



Florian Flatscher. Photo

Florian Flatscher

Li metal anodes for solid-state batteries



Jin Feng. Photo

Jin Feng

High voltage solid state lithium battery



√òyvind Finnseth. Photo

Øyvind Finnseth

Electronic structure at the interface between topological insulators and magnetic oxides



√òystein Gullbrekken. Photo

Øystein Gullbrekken

Solid state electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries



Caitlin Guzzo. Photo

Caitlin Guzzo

Functional piezoelectric ceramics for biomedical applications



Jiali He. Photo

Jiali He

ATRONICS: Creating building blocks for atomic-scale electronics



    Viviann Hole Pedersen 

    Ferroelectric Thin Films



Weicheng Hua. Photo

Weicheng Hua

Exploiting the full potential of SiO2 anodes for Li-ion batteries



Kasper Aas Hunnestad. Photo

Kasper Aas Hunnestad

Ferroelectric domain walls in the hexagonal manganites



Sofie Brandtzæg Hårberg. Photo

Sofie Brandtzæg Hårberg

Materials for wet-design high voltage subsea cables



Man profile - black and white    Oscar Kayanja

    Development of New Materials for Subsea Power Cable Connectors.



    Michael Robert Kelly

    Coatings and surfaces for marine anti-fouling applications



Arpenik Kroyan. Photo

Arpenik Kroyan

Materials Modelling



Yu Liu. Photo

Yu Liu

Thin film deposition



Nora Statle L√∏ndal. Photo

Nora Statle Løndal

Lead-free ferroelectrics for high temperature application



    Mika Serna Malmer

    Development of Solid State Batteries    



Marcus Grand Michaelsen. Photo

Marcus Grand Michaelsen

Engineering of ionic plastic crystals for thermal energy storage



Maria Mykland. Photo

Maria Mykland

How transparency and particle size in Silicon Carbide influence the possibilities for 3D-printing with Digital Light Processing



    Karola Neeleman

    Nanostructured Piezoelectric Thin Films



Hung Quoc Nguyen. Photo

Hung Quoc Nguyen

Solid-state sodium batteries



Harald Norrud Pollen. Photo

Harald Norrud Pollen

High energy cathode materials for Li-ion batteries



Leonie Richarz. Photo

Leonie Richarz

ATRONICS: Creating building blocks for atomic-scale electronics



Ida Cathrine Skogvoll. Photo

Ida Cathrine Skogvoll

DFT simulations of Ferroelectric Domain Walls for Nanoelectronics



Quoc-Anh Tran. Photo

Quoc-Anh Tran

Optimization of cathode composites with argyrodite solid electrolytes



Ivan Ushakov. Photo

Ivan Ushakov

Ferroic Domain Walls



Katharina Wolk. Photo

Katharina Wolk

Atom Probe Tomography



Manuel Peter Zahn. Photo

Manuel Peter Zahn

Towards functional ferroelectrics for nanoelectronics



Caren Regine Zeiger. Photo

Caren Regine Zeiger

Lead-free ferroelectrics for high temperature application






     Ida Håland

    Coatings with anti-fouling properties



    Ida Askeland

    Developing zero-strain cathodes



    Elin Tjomstøl Novak

    Piezoelectric composite ceramic coatings for biomedical application



    Richard Ween Haukedal

    Fabrication and electro chemo-mechanical characterization of thin-film solid-state batteries



    Maja Kristine Gansmo

    Aerosol deposited piezoelectric ceramic coatings for energy applications



    Truls Bakke Eftedal

     Influence of electrical poling conditions on ferroelectric implant materials



    Eirik Brådland Bjelland

    Optimization of electrolytes for aluminium-carbon batteries



    Egil Ytterli Tokle.

    Nanoengineering of Functional Ferroelectric Domain Walls



Håkon T. Gulbrandsen. Photo

Håkon T. Gulbrandsen

In situ formation of lithium metal anode for solid state batteries



√òyvind Mosevoll. Photo

Øyvind Mosevoll

Spark plasma sintering (SPS) of two different qualities of silicon carbide



     Ludvig Solnør

     Li-ion capacitors based on tailored activated carbon materials.



     Sofia Solvang

     Silicon Anodes for Solid-State batteries 



     Ingrid Husum Malvik

     Materials for subsea cables



    Marius Sunde

    Effects of thermal oxidation of silicon on water reactivity



    Jakob Lilleeng Jakobsen

    Novel Electrolytes for Sodium-Ion Batteries through Combining Graph Neural Network and Density Functional Theory Modelling



    Mikael Dahl Kanedal

    Optimalization of Na-S cathode composition




    Hedda Skatter

    Spark plasma sintering of silicon carbide (SiC) and the effect of additives



man profile

    Sindre Mjøen Svendsen

    Ab initio insights into LaWN3



woman profile

    Thea Stabbforsmo

    Lining materials for carbo-chlorination reactors




Lab Equipment

Aside from our close collaborations with NTNU nanoLab and the TEM centre. The group is running state-of-the art laboratories for materials synthesis and characterisation. More information on the specific instruments used for the various types of analysis and characterization can be found here. 

Furnaces and heat treatment
A wide variety of furnaces for material synthesis and conditioning are available, ranging from traditional furnaces up to 1800 oC with ambient atmosphere to controlled atmospheres (oxidising, reducing and inert) up to 1600 oC. A hot press is available up to 2500 oC and as well as equipment for spark plasma sintering (SPS).

Spark plasma sintering (SPS) setup.
Spark plasma sintering (SPS) setup.

Powder characterization
Particle size distribution analysis can be conducted based on laser diffraction ranging from 0.01 to 5000 mm. A combination instrument enables the assessment of surface area (BET), temperature programmed reduction (TPR) and desorption (TPD). Density measurements can be conducted by Archimedes and He-pyknometer. 

Thermal analysis
For the analysis of e.g. sintering characteristics or phase transitions up to 1650 oC the laboratories are equipped with several TGA/DTA/DSC instruments in combination with a mass spectrometer (MS). One DSC instrument is dedicated for experiments from cryogenic to 1000 K. Dilatometers cover both intermediate (1600 oC) and high temperatures (2000 oC). Thermal diffusivity and conductivity can be measured by laser flash up to 1200 oC.

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Preparing for high temperature TGA/DTA analysis of a ceramic sample.

Electrical properties (electronic, ionic, piezo- and ferroelectric)
Furnace units for assessment of electronic/ionic conductivity, impedance spectroscopy (IS) as well as dielectric characterization up to 1200 oC in controlled atmosphere are available. Piezoelectric properties can be determined on bulk materials and thin films. Three different electrochemical test stations for charge/discharge characterization of batteries, with a total of 80 test channels. 8 test channels are available for controlled atmosphere from -20 to 100 °C. Additionally, there is equipment available for ac impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry analysis.

Micro/nano-structure, spectroscopy and crystallography
Fully equipped laboratories including light- and electron-microscopes (SEM/EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) at ambient conditions as well as high temperatures and controlled atmosphere (HTXRD). Atomic force microscopes (AFM/STM) and IR-UV spectroscopy are available.

Picture of person inspecting XRD machine.
Our XRD-lab is a partner in the Norwegian Centre for X-ray Diffraction, Scattering and Imaging (RECX).

Scanning Probe and Atomic Force Microscopy
Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art atomic force microscopes (AFM), facilitating imaging experiments at the nanoscale in versatile sample environments. With our AFM setups we routinely perform scanning probe experiments at a wide range of conditions. More information on this lab can be found here

PLD and sputtering system
A system which can design and synthesize advanced nanomaterials and nanocomposites for a wide range of nanotechnology applications. The system consists of two connected vacuum chambers. In the first chamber, multicomponent nanoparticles can be produced and deposited as freestanding nanoparticles or as porous films. In the second chamber, thin film deposition by the PLD technique is performed. The design of the chambers allows the simultaneous deposition of thin film and nanoparticles or a post-landing of nanoparticles on the surface of a PLD-film under controlled conditions. The equipment incorporates a software for the full control of the system.

scientific equipment in a laboratory
PLD Setup

Mechanical characterization
An apparatus for 4-point bending and creep tests in controlled atmospheres up to 1100 oC is available along with a ball-on-ring apparatus for testing brittle materials at ambient conditions. Hardness and fracture toughness are assessed by Vickers while surface hardness also may be measured by a dedicated instrument performing scratch testing.

Modelling capabilities
Software for density functional theory (DFT: VASP, Quantum Espresso), molecular dynamics (MD, Lammps), finite element method (FEM, COMSOL) and thermodynamic calculations (Factsage). Computational resources provided by Sigma2.


Picture of person in laboratory for solid state batteries.
The International Christian Doppler (CD) Laboratory for Solid State Batteries at NTNU is led by Associate Professor Daniel Rettenwander and is equipped for electrochemical characterization, battery manufacturing and mechanochemistry

Electrochemical characterization:
For inert atmosphere measurements a Mbraun glovebox (2x2 gloves) is available with inbuilt RF Magnetron Sputtering and metal evaporator (Li,Na) for sample coating. Microcontact measurements in inert atmosphere at low and high temperatures are done in an Everbeing Microcontact Cryostation. A Solartron Cryocell is available for low temperature impedance spectroscopy. Volume changes during electrochemical testing of batteries are measured with our Electrochemical Dilatometer (El-Cell).

Battery manufacturing
Two connected MBraun gloveboxes (2x2 gloves) containing everything needed for material synthesis (3 Nabertherm box furnaces) and cell fabrication (share mixture, vacuum furnace, tape casting, calendaring, cutting, coin cell press, etc.)

Two Fritsch Planetary mills (Pulverisette 7 premium line) are used for mechanosynthesis as well as particle size reduction down to the nano range. A mechanical sieve is available to produce different particle size distributions. For bonding and coating different powders a Hosokawa PicoBond Mechanofusion device is available.

Access to infrastructure and facilities provided by NTNU-NANO-lab clean rooms, NORFAB, RECX  and NORTEM, as well as Atom Probe Tomography (APT). We also make regular use of ESRF and other synchrotrons and neutron sources.

Most Recent Publications 2020-2023


A full list of publications sorted by decade can be found here



F. Flatscher, J. Todt, M. Burghammer, H.-S. Søreide, L. Porz, Y. Li, S. Wenner, V. Bobal, S. Ganschow, B. Sartory, R. Brunner, C. Hatzoglou, J. Keckes, D. Rettenwander
Deflecting Dendrites by Introducing Compressive Stress in Li7La3Zr2O12 Using Ion Implantation
Nano Micro Small

V. H. Pedersen, E. A. Chavez Panduro, W. Hua, M. G. Michaelsen, D. Chernyshov, J. Walker, T. Grande, M.-A. Einarsrud
Thermal expansion of SrxBa1−xNb2O6 across and above the ferroelectric phase transition
J. Euro. Ceram. Soc. 

F.H. Danmo, I.-E. Nylund, A. Westermoen, K.P. Marshall, D. Stoian, T. Grande, J. Glaum and S.M. Selbach
Oxidation kinetics of nanocrystalline hexagonal RMn1-xTixO3 (R = Ho, Dy)
ACS Appl. Mater. Interf.

E. R. Østli, A. Mathew, J. R. Tolchard, D. Brandell, A. M. Svensson, S. M. Selbach, N. P. Wagner
Stabilizing the Cathode Interphase of LNMO using an Ionic-liquid based Electrolyte
Batteries and Supercaps

D. René Småbråten, I.-E. Nylund, K. Marshall, J. Walker, M. Benelmekki, M.-A. Einarsrud, J. Kioseoglou, and S. M. Selbach
Electronic Structure and Surface Chemistry of Hexagonal Boron Nitride on HOPG and Nickel Substrates
ACS Omega

D. Bedaux, S. Kjelstrup, S. K. Schnell
Nanothermodynamics: Theory and Applications
World Scientific

O. W. Sandvik, A. M. Müller, H. W. Ånes, M.Zahn, J. He, M. Fiebig, T. Lottermoser, T. Rojac, D. Meier, and J. Schultheiß
Pressure Control of Nonferroelastic Ferroelectric Domains in ErMnO3
Nano Lett.

K. A. Hunnestad, J. Schultheiß, A. C. Mathisen, I. N. Ushakov, C. Hatzoglou, A. T. J. van Helvoort, D. Meier
Quantitative Mapping of Chemical Defects at Charged Grain Boundaries in a Ferroelectric Oxide
Adv. Mater

S. Kjelstrup, A. F. Gunnarshaug, Ø. Gullbrekken, S. K. Schnell, A. Lervik
Transport coefficients for Ion and Solvent Coupling. The Case of the Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte
J. Chem. Phys.  

F. H. Danmo, B. A. D. Williamson, D. R. Småbråten, N. H. Gaukås, E. R. Østli, T. Grande, J. Glaum, and S. M. Selbach
Oxygen Absorption in Nanocrystalline h-RMnO3 (R = Y, Ho, Dy) and the Effect of Ti Donor Doping
Chem. Mater.  

C. H. Don, T. P. Shalvey, M. J. Smiles, L. Thomas, L. J. Phillips, T. D. C. Hobson, H. Finch, L. A. H. Jones, J. E. N. Swallow, N. Fleck, C. Markwell, P. K. Thakur, T.-L. Lee, D. Biswas, L. Bowen, B. A. D. Williamson, D. O. Scanlon, V. R. Dhanak, K. Durose, T. D. Veal, J. D. Major
Multi-Phase Sputtered TiO2-Induced Current–Voltage Distortion in Sb2Se3 Solar Cells
Adv. Mater. Interfaces  

V. Reisecker, F. Flatscher, L. Porz, C. Fincher, J. Todt, I. Hanghofer, V. Hennige, M. Linares-Moreau, P. Falcaro, S. Ganschow, S. Wenner, Y.-M. Chiang, J. Keckes, J. Fleig & D. Rettenwander
Effect of pulse-current-based protocols on the lithium dendrite formation and evolution in all-solid-state batteries
Nat. Comms. 

M. M. U. Din, L. Ladenstein, J. Ring, D. Knez, S. Smetaczek, M. Kubicek, M. Sadeqi-Moqadam, S. Ganschow, E. Salagre, E. G. Michel, S. Lode, G. Kothleitner, I. Dugulan, J. G. Smith, A. Limbeck, J. Fleig, D. J. Siegel, G. J. Redhammer, and D. Rettenwander A Guideline to Mitigate Interfacial Degradation Processes in Solid-State Batteries Caused by Cross Diffusion Adv. Func. Mater. 

D. Broberg, K. Bystrom, S. Srivastava, D., B. A. D. Williamson, L. Weston, D. O. Scanlon, G.-M. Rignanese, S. Dwaraknath, J. Varley, K. A. Persson, M. Asta & G. Hautier
High-throughput calculations of charged point defect properties with semi-local density functional theory—performance benchmarks for materials screening applications
NPJ Comp. Mater.

M.M. Adnan; T.A. Ve; S. Hvidsten; M.-H. Glomm Ese; J. Glaum; M.-E. Einarsrud
Electrical Treeing and Partial Discharge Behaviour in Epoxy Nanocomposites with in situ Synthesized SiO2
IEEE, 2023

M. Martinsen, S.P. Economopoulos, M.G. Jakobsen, H.L. Lein, J.S. Diget
Synthesis of PDMS/PEG graft-like and block copolymers via industrially relevant reverse iodine transfer polymerization
Polymer, 2023

J. Schultheiß, G. Picht, J. Wang, Y.A. Genenko, L.Q. Chen, J. E. Daniels, J. Koruza
Ferroelectric polycrystals: Structural and microstructural levers for property-engineering via domain-wall dynamics
Prog. Mater. Sci. 2023

Ø. Gullbrekken, I. T. Røe, S. M. Selbach, S. K. Schnell
Charge Transport in Water–NaCl Electrolytes with Molecular Dynamics Simulations
J. Phys. Chem. B. 2023

M. Bentzen, J. Maier, U. Eckstein, A. Henss, N. Khansur, J. Glaum
Enhanced grain growth and electrical properties in aerosol deposited BaTiO3
J. Euro. Ceram. Soc. 2023

M. M. Adnan, A. Kroyan, C. Srivastava, S. Grammatikos, J. Glaum, M.-H. Glomm Ese, S. K. Schnell, M.-A. Einarsrud
Theoretical and Experimental Determination of Thermomechanical Properties of Epoxy-SiO2 Nanocomposites
ChemPhysChem 2023

F.H. Fagerli, P. E. Vullum, T. Grande, Z. Wang, S. M. Selbach, K. Wiik, N. P. Wagner
Bulk Substitution of F-terminations from Ti3C2Tx MXene by cation pillaring and gas hydrolysation
FlatChem (2023)

I.-E. Nylund, C. R. Zeiger, D. Peng, P. E. Vullum, J. Walker, M.-A. Einarsrud, T. Grande
Centrosymmetric Tetragonal Tungsten Bronzes A4Bi2Nb10O30 (A = Na, K, Rb) with a Bi 6s Lone Pair
Chem. Mater. (2023)


E. R. Østli, M. Ebadi, Y. Tesfamhret, M. Mahmoodinia, M. J. Lacey, D. Brandell, A. M. Svensson, S. M. Selbach, N. P. Wagner
On the Durability of Protective Titania Coatings on High-Voltage Spinel Cathodes

B. Jiang, D.Y. Lin;  X. Wang,  S. M. Selbach,  K. Page
Special quasirandom structures description of the local structure of disordered Bi0.5K0.5TiO3
J. Appl. Phys.

B. Brekke, R. Malyshev, I-H Svenum, S. M. Selbach, T. Tybell, C. Brüne, and A. Brataas
Low-energy properties of electrons and holes in CuFeS2
Phys. Rev. B

D.T. Rogstad, M.-A. Einarsrud and A.M. Svensson
High-temperature performance of selected ionic liquids as electrolytes for silicon anodes in Li-ion batteries
J. Electrochem. Soc. 169 (2022)

I.-E. Nylund, N. Løndal, J. Walker, P.E. Vullum, M.-A. Einarsrud, T. Grande
Cation disorder in ferroelectric Ba4M2Nb10O30 (M = Na, K, Rb) tetragonal tungsten bronzes
Inorg. Chem., 61 (2022)

V.H. Pedersen, A.B. Blichfeld, K. Bakken, D. Chernyshov, T. Grande, M.-A. Einarsrud
Crystallization and texturing of SrxBa1-xNb2O6; thin films prepared by aqueous solution deposition – an in situ X-ray diffraction study
Cryst. Growth Des., 22 (2022)

S.P. Singh, N. Kanas, M.-A. Einarsrud and K. Wiik
The effect of alkaline earth metal substitution on thermoelectric properties of A0.98La0.02MnO3-d (A = Ca, Ba)
Process. Appl. Cer., 16 (2022)

A.R. Terrizzi, M. Fersini, V. Contaldi, S. K. Padmanabhan, M.-A. Einarsrud, A. Lucciulli
Mechanical and tribological properties of injectin molded zirconia-alumina for orthopedic implants
Ceram. Int., 48 (2022)

K. Bakken, O. G. Grendal and M.-A. Einarsrud
In situ characterisation for studying nucleation and growth of nanostructured materials and thin films during liquid-based synthesis
J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. (2022)

K. A. Hunnestad, C. Hatzoglou, Z. M. Khalid, P. E. Vullum, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, A. T. J. van Helvoort, S. M. Selbach and D. Meier
Atomic-scale 3D imaging of individual dopant atoms in an oxide semiconductor
Nat. Commun. 13 (2022) 4783

N. Kanas, B. A. D. Williamson, F. Steinbach, R. Hinterding, M.-A. Einarsrud, S. M. Selbach, A. Feldhoff and K. Wiik
Tuning the Thermoelectric Performance of CaMnO3-Based Ceramics by Controlled Exsolution and Microstructuring
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 5 (2022) 10

D. Meier and S.M. Selbach
Ferroelectric domain walls for nanotechnology
Nat. Rev. Mater. 7 (2022) 15

E. D. Roede, K. Shapovalov, T. J. Moran, A. B. Mosberg, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, A. Cano, B. D. Huey, A. T. J. van Helvoort and D. Meier
The third dimension of ferroelectric domain walls
Adv. Mater. 34 (2022) 2202614

Y. Tikhonov, J. R. Maguire, C. J. McCluskey, J. P. V. MCConville, A. Kumar, D. Meier, A. Razumnaya, J. M. Gregg, A. Gruverman, V. M. Vinokur and I. Luk'yanchuk
Topological polarization networking in uniaxial ferroelectrics
Adv. Mater. (2022) 2203028

M. Stepanova, J: Masell, E. Lysne, P. Schoenherr, L. Köhler, A. Qaiumzadeh, N. Kanazawa, A. Rosch, Y. Tokura, A. Brataas, M. Garst and D. Meier
Detection of topological spin textures via non-linear magnetic interactions
Nano Lett. 22 (2021) 14

J. Schultheiss, T. Rojac and D. Meier
Unveiling AC electronic properties at ferroelectric domain walls
Adv. Electron. Mater. 8 (2022) 2100996

E. Gradauskaite, K. A: Hunnestad, Q. N. Meier, D. Meier and M. Trassin
Ferroelectric domain engineering using structural defect ordering
Chem. Mater. 34 (2022) 6468

I.-E. Nylund, M. Tsoutsouva, T. Grande and D. Meier
Observation of cation-specific critical behavior at the improper ferroelectric phase transition in Gd2(MoO4)3
Phys. Rev. Mater. 6 (2022) 034402

C. Fernandez-Poseda, Ch. Haines, D. M. Evans, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, D. Meier and M. Carpenter
Magnetoelastic properties of multiferroic hexagonal ErMnO3
Magn. Magn. Mater. (2022) 169277

J. Schultheiß,F. Xue,E. Roede,H. W. Ånes,F. H. Danmo,S. M. Selbach,L.-Q. Chen and D. Meier
Confinement-driven inverse domain scaling in polycrystalline ErMnO3
Adv. Mater. (2022)

I.-E. Nylund, N. S. Løndal, J. Walker, P. E. Vullum, M.-A. Einarsrud and T. Grande
Cation Disorder in Ferroelectric Ba4M2Nb10O30 (M = Na, K, and Rb) Tetragonal Tungsten Bronzes
Inorganic Chemistry 61 (2022) 39

V. H. Pedersen, A. B. Blichfeld, K. Bakken, D. Chernyshov, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Crystallization and Texturing of SrxBa1–xNb2O6 Thin Films Prepared by Aqueous Solution Deposition─An In Situ X-ray Diffraction Study
Cryst. Growth Des. 22 (2022)10

S.P. Singh, N. Kanas, M.-A. Einarsrud and K. Wiik
The effect of alkaline earth metal substitution on thermoelectric properties of A0.98La0.02MnO3-𝛿 (A=Ca, Ba)
Process. Appl. Cer., 16 (2022) 78-82

F. H. Fagerli, Z. Wang, T. Grande, H. Kaland, S. M. Selbach, N. P. Wagner and K. Wiik
Removing Fluoride-Terminations from Multilayered V2CTx MXene by Gas Hydrolyzation
ASC Omega (2022)

A. R. Terrizzi, M. Fersini, V. Contaldi, S. K. Padmanabhan, M.-A. Einarsrud and A. Licciulli
Mechanical and tribological properties of injection molded zirconia-alumina for orthopedic implants
Ceramics International (2022)

V. Bråten, D. T. Zhang, M. Hammer, A. Aasen, S. K. Schnell1 and Ø. Wilhelmsen
Equation of state for confined fluids
J. Chem. Phys. 156 (2022) 244504

J. Hadler-Jacobsen and S. K. Schnell
The Importance of Stacking and Coordination for Li, Na and Mg Diffusion and Intercalation in Ti3C2T2 MXene
Adv. Mater. Interfaces (2022)

I. T. Røe and S. K. Schnell
Local surface crystal structure fluctuation on Li, Na and Mg metal anodes
Mol. Phys. (2022)

J. Walker, K. P. Marshall, J. Salgado-Beceiro, B. A. D. Williamson, N. S. Løndal, S. Castro-Garcia, M. S. Andújar, S. M. Selbach, D. Chernyshov and M.-A. Einarsrud
Mesophase transitions in [(C2H5)4N][FeBrCl3] and [(CH3)4N][FeBrCl3] ferroic plastic crystals
ACS Chem. Mater. (2022)

G. J. Limburn, D. W. Davies, N. Langridge, Z. Malik, B. A. D. Williamson, D. O. Scanlon and G. Hyett
Investigation of factors affecting the stability of compounds formed by isovalent substitution in layered oxychalcogenides, leading to identification of Ba3Sc2O5Cu2Se2, Ba3Y2O5Cu2S2, Ba3Sc2O5Ag2Se2 and Ba3In2O5Ag2Se2
J. Mater. Chem. C (2022)

J.Gurauskis, V. Gil, B. Lin and M.-A. Einarsrud
Pilot scale fabrication of lanthanum tungstate supports for H2 separation membranes
Open Ceramics 9 (2022) 100226

K. Bakken, A. B. Blichfeld, I.-E. Nylund, D. Chernyshov, J. Glaum,T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Tailoring Preferential Orientation in BaTiO3-based Thin Films from Aqueous Chemical Solution Deposition
Chemistry-Methods 2 (2022) e20210006

A. Sharma, K, Raghunathan, H. Solhaug, J. Antony, J. Stenvik, A. M. Nilsen, M.-A. Einarsrud and S. Bandyopadhyay
Modulating acrylic acid content of nanogels for drug delivery & biocompatibility studies
J. Colloid Interface Sci. 607 (2022) 76-88


T. Frömling, Y. Liu, A.-P. Hoang, M. Gehringer, S. Steiner, M. Zhuk, J. Glaum and B.-X. Xu,
Modulus spectroscopy for the detection of parallel electric responses in electroceramics
J. Materiomics (2021)

P. Pomyai, D. Munthala, T. Sonklin, R. Supruangnet, P. Janphuang, S. M. Dale, J. Glaum and S. Pojprapai
Electrical fatigue behavior of Ba0.85Ca0.15Zr0.1Ti0.9O3 ceramics under different oxygen concentrations
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. (2021)

M. Rotan, M. Zhuk, P. Boughton and J. Glaum
The influence of low-temperature sterilization procedures on piezoelectric ceramics for biomedical applications
Open Ceramics (2021)

M. Fukumoto,Y. Hirose,B. A. D. Williamson, S. Nakao, K. Kimura, K. Hayashi, Y. Sugisawa, D. Sekiba, D. O. Scanlon and T. Hasegawa
Ligand Field-Induced Exotic Dopant for Infrared Transparent Electrode: W in Rutile SnO2
Adv. Funct. Mater. (2021) 2110832

D.T. Rogstad, M.-A. Einarsrud and A. M. Svensson
Evaluation of Selected Ionic Liquids as Electrolytes for Silicon Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries
J. Electrochem. Soc. 168 (2021) 110506

M. Tabeshfar, M. Salehi, G. Dini, J. He, M.-A. Einarsrud and K. Wiik,
Phase relations and thermomechanical properties of (Gd2Zr2O7)(1-x)(YbSZ)(x) based thermal barrier coatings (0 <= x <= 0.98)
J. Mater. Res. 36 (2021) 3226–3238

S. L. Skjærvø, G. K. Ong, O. G. Grendal, K. H. Wells, W. van Beek, K. Ohara, D. J. Milliron, S. Tominaka, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Understanding the Hydrothermal Formation of NaNbO3: Its Full Reaction Scheme and Kinetics
Inorg. Chem. 60 (2021) 7632–7640

M. M. Adnan, I.-E. Nylund, A. Jaworski, S. Hvidsten, M.-H. G. Ese, J. Glaum and M.-A. Einarsrud
The Structure, Morphology, and Complex Permittivity of Epoxy Nanodielectrics with In Situ Synthesized Surface-Functionalized SiO2
Polymers 13 (2021) 1469

K.K Poon, S. Schaffoner, M.-A. Einarsrud and J. Glaum
Barium titanate-based bilayer functional coatings on Ti alloy biomedical implants
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 41 (2021) 2918-2922

M. Tabeshfar, M. Salehi, G. Dini, P. I. Dahl, M.-A. Einarsrud and K. Wiik
Hot corrosion of Gd2Zr2O7, Gd2Zr2O7/YbSZ, YSZ + Gd2Zr2O7/YbSZ, and YSZ thermal barrier coatings exposed to Na2SO4 + V2O5
Surf. Coat. Technol. 409 (2021) 126718

N. Kanas, R. Bjork, K. H. Wells, R. Schuler, M.-A. Einarsrud, N. Pryds and K. Wiik
Time-Enhanced Performance of Oxide Thermoelectric Modules Based on a Hybrid p-n Junction
ACS Omega 6 (2021) 197-205

K. Kjærnes, I. Hallsteinsen, R. V. Chopdekar, M. Moreau, T. Bolstad, I-H. Svenum, S. M. Selbach and T. Tybell
Uniaxial Néel vector control in perovskite oxide thin films by anisotropic strain engineering
Phys. Rev. B 103 (2021) 224435

E R. Østli, Y. Tesfamhret, S. Wenner, M. J. Lacey, D. Brandell, A. M. Svensson, S. M. Selbach and N. P. Wagner
Limitations of Ultrathin Al2O3 Coatings on LNMO Cathodes
ACS Omega 6 (2021) 45

S. E. Hashemi, K. M. Lien, M. Hillestad,S. K. Schnell and B. Austbø
Thermodynamic Insight in Design of Methanation Reactor with Water Removal Considering Nexus between CO2 Conversion and Irreversibilities
Energies 14 (2021) 7861

M. T. Rauter, S. K. Schnell and S. Kjelstrup
Cassie–Baxter and Wenzel States and the Effect of Interfaces on Transport Properties across Membranes
J. Phys. Chem. B (2021)

P. Schoenherr, M. Stepanova, E. N. Lysne, N. Kanazawa, Y. Tokura, A. Bergman and D. Meier
Dislocation-Driven Relaxation Processes at the Conical to Helical Phase Transition in FeGe
ACS Nano 15 (2021)17508-17514

K. B. Spoonert, A. M. Ganose, W. W. W. Leung, J. Buckeridge, B. A. D. Williamson, R. G. Palgrave and D. O. Scanlon
BaBi2O6 : A Promising n-Type Thermoelectric Oxide with the PbSb2O6 Crystal Structure
Chem. Mater. 33 (2021) 7441–7456

A. Sharma, K. Raghunathan, H. Solhaug, J. Antony, J. Stenvik, A. M. Nilsen, M.-A. Einarsrud and S. Bandyopadhyay
Modulating acrylic acid content of nanogels for drug delivery & biocompatibility studies
J. Colloid Interface Sci. 607 (2021) 76-88

J. Hadler-Jacobsen, F. H. Fagerli, H. Kaland and S. K. Schnell
Stacking Sequence, Interlayer Bonding, Termination Group Stability and Li/Na/Mg Diffusion in MXenes
ACS Materials Lett. 3 (2021) 1369–1376

D. M. Evans, D. R. Småbråten, T. S. Holstad, P. E. Vullum, A. B. Mosberg, Z. Yan,  E. Bourret, A. T. J. Van Helvoort, S. M. Selbach and D. Meier
Observation of electric-field induced structural dislocations in a ferroelectric oxide
Nano Lett. 21 (2021) 3386

D. Meier, N. Valanoor, Q. Zhang and D. Lee
Domains and domain walls in ferroic materials
J. Appl. Phys. 129 (2021) 230401

M. Altthaler, E. Lysne, E. Roede, L. Prodan, V. Tsurkan, M. A. Kassem, S.Krohns, I. Kézsmárki and D. Meier
Magnetic and geometrical control of spin textures in the itinerant kagome magnet Fe3Sn2
Phys. Rev. Res. 3 (2021) 043191

J. Schultheiß, E. Lysne, L. Puntigam, J. Schaab, E. Bourret, Z. Yan, S. Krohns and D. Meier
Charged ferroelectric domain walls for deterministic a.c. signal control
Nano Lett 21 (2021) 9560

M. E. Holtz, E. S. Padgett, R. Steinhardt, C. M. Brooks, D. Meier, D. G. Schlom, D. A. Muller and J. A. Mundy
Dimensionality-induced change in topological order in multiferroic oxide superlattices
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126 (2021) 157601

M. A. Carpenter, D. Pesquera, D. O'Flynn, G. Balakrishnan, N. Mufti, A. A. Nugroho, T. Palstra, M. Mihalik Jr., M. Mihalik, M. Zentkova, A. Almeida, J. A. A: Moreira, R. Vilarinho and D. Meier
Strain relaxation dynamics of multiferroic orthorhombic manganites
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 33 (2021) 125402

C. Zhao, S. Gao, T. Yang, M. Scherer, J. Schultheiß, D. Meier, X. Tan, H.-J. Kleebe, L.-Q. Chen, J. Koruza and J. Rödel
Precipitation Hardening in Ferroelectric Ceramics
Adv. Mater. (2021) 2102421

K. Marshall, S. O. Eidem, D. R. Småbråten, S. M. Selbach, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Hydrothermal synthesis of hexagonal YMnO3 and YbMnO3 below 250 °C
Dalton Trans. 50 (2021) 9904 - 9913

K.Bakken, N.H.Gaukås, O.G.Grendal ,A.B.Blichfeld, S.Tominaka, K.Ohara, D.Chernyshov, J.Glaum, T.Grande and M.-A.Einarsrud
In situ X-ray diffraction studies of the crystallization of K0.5Na0.5NbO3 powders and thin films from an aqueous synthesis route
Open Ceramics 7 (2021) 100147

M. T. Rauter, S. K. Schnell, B. Hafskjold and S. Kjelstrup
Thermo-osmotic pressure and resistance to mass transport in a vapor-gap membrane
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2021)

I. T. Røe and S. K. Schnell
Slow surface diffusion on Cu substrates in Li metal batteries
J. Mater. Chem. A (2021)

H. Kaland, F. H. Fagerli, J. Hadler‐Jacobsen, Z. Zhao‐Karge, M. Fichtner, K. Wiik and N. P. Wagner
Performance Study of MXene/Carbon Nanotube Composites for Current Collector‐ and Binder‐Free Mg–S Batteries
ChemSuSChem (2021)

K. Bakken, V. H. Pedersen, A. B. Blichfeld, I.-E. Nylund, S. Tominaka, K. Ohara, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Structures and Role of the Intermediate Phases on the Crystallization of BaTiO3 from an Aqueous Synthesis Route
ACS Omega (2021)

J. Schultheiß, L. Porz, L. K. Venkataraman, M. Höfling, C. Yildirim, P. Cook, C. Detlefs, S. Gorfman, J. Rödel and H. Simons
Quantitative mapping of nanotwin variants in the bulk
Scr. Mater. 199 (2021) 113878

P. Hartley, R. G. Egdell, K. H. L. Zhang, M. V. Hohmann, L. F. J. Piper, D. J. Morgan, D. O. Scanlon, B. A. D. Williamson and A. Regoutz
Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Electronic Structures of Lanthanide Indium Perovskites LnInO3
J. Phys. Chem. C (2021)

I.-E. Nylund, T. M. Reader, P.E. Vullum and T. Grande
Epitaxial (100), (110), and (111) BaTiO3 films on SrTiO3 substrates—A transmission electron microscopy study
J. Appl. Phys. 129 (2021) 095304

A. Sharma, J. W. Foppen, A. Banerjee, S. Sawssen, N. Bachhar, D. Peddis and S. Bandyopadhyay
Magnetic Nanoparticles to Unique DNA Tracers: Effect of Functionalization on Physico‑chemical Properties
Nanoscale Res. Lett. (2021) 16:24

L. Puntigam, J. Schultheiß and A. Strinic, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, M. Altthaler, I. Kézsmárki, D. M. Evans, D. Meier and S. Krohns
Insulating improper ferroelectric domain walls as robust barrier layer capacitors
J. Appl. Phys. 129 (2021) 074101

V. Bråten, Ø. Wilhelmsen and S. K. Schnell
Chemical Potential Differences in the Macroscopic Limit from Fluctuations in Small Systems
J. Chem. Inf. Model. 61 (2021) 840-855

B. A. Strøm, D. Bedeaux and S. K. Schnell
Adsorption of an Ideal Gas on a Small Spherical Adsorbent
Nanomaterials 11 (2021) 431

A. T. J. van Helvoort, A. Mosberg, U. Ludacka, T. S. Holstad, D. M. Evans and D. Meier
STEM-based analysis of functional defects in ferroelectric ErMnO3
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 27 (2021) 1188

E. D. Roede, A. B. Mosberg, D. M. Evans, E. Bourret, Z. Yan, A. T. J. von Helvoort and D. Meier
Contact-free reversible switching of improper ferroelectric domains by electron and ion irradiation
APL Mater. 9 (2021) 021105

A . Delic, E. Mariussen, E. D. Roede, A. Krivokapic, A. Erbe, M. Lindgren, M. Benelmekki and M.-A. Einarsrud
Fluorescent Nanocomposites: Hollow Silica Microspheres with Embedded Carbon Dots
ChemPlusChem 86 (2021) 176-183

T. M. Raeder, T. S. Holstad, I.-E. Nylund, M.-A. Einarsrud, J. Glaum, D. Meier and T. Grande
Anisotropic in-plane dielectric and ferroelectric properties of tensile-strained BaTiO3 films with three different crystallographic orientations
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M. Martinsen, K. O. Hed, J. S. Diget and H. L. Lein
A novel approach for the evaluation of ice release performance of coatings using static friction measurements
J. Coat. Technol. Res. (2020)

S. P. Singh, N. Kanas, T. D. Desissa, M.-A. Einarsrud, T. E. Norby and K. Wiik
Thermoelectric properties of non-stoichiometric CaMnO3composites formed by redox-activated exsolution
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 40 (2020) 1344-1351

T. M. Reader, U. Hanke, E. Halvorsen and T. Grande
A unified approach for the calculation of in-plane dielectric constant of films with interdigitated electrodes
Smart Mater. Struct. 29 (2020) 115039

H. Kaland, J. Hadler-Jacobsen, F. H. Fagerli, N. P. Wagner, S. K. Schnell and K. Wiik
Dipentamethylene Thiuram Tetrasulfide-Based Cathodes for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 3 (2020) 10600-10610

G. J. Limburn, M. J. P. Stephens, B. A. D. Williamson, A. Iborra-Torres, D. O. Scanlon and G. Hyett
Photocatalytic, structural and optical properties of mixed anion solid solutions Ba3Sc2−xInxO5Cu2S2 and Ba3In2O5Cu2S2−ySey
J. Mater. Chem. A 8 (2020) 19887-19897

N. H. Gaukås, Q.-S. Huynh, A. A. Pratap, M.-A. Einarsrud, T. Grande, R. M. D. Holsinger and J. Glaum
In Vitro Biocompatibility of Piezoelectric K0.5Na0.5NbO3 Thin Films on Platinized Silicon Substrates
ACS Appl. Bio Mater. (2020)

D. R. Småbråten, A. Nakata, D. Meier, T. Miyazaki and S. M. Selbach
First-principles study of topologically protected vortices and ferroelectric domain walls in hexagonal YGaO3
Phys. Rev. B 102 (2020) 144103.

E. Evans, Ch. Cochard, R. McQuaid, A. Cano, M. Gregg and D. Meier, in Meier, Seidel, Gregg, Ramesh (eds.)
Improper ferroelectric domain walls
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T. S. Holstad, T. R. Ræder, D. M. Evans, D. R. Småbråten, S. Krohns, J. Schaab, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, A. T. J. van Helvoort, T. Grande, S. M. Selbach, J. C. Agar and D. Meier
Application of a long short-term memory for deconvoluting conductance contributions at charged ferroelectric domain walls
npj Comput. Mater. 6 (2020) 163.

M. A. Carpenter, D. Pesquera, D. O'Flynn, G. Balakrishnan, N. Mufti, A. A. Nugroho, T. Palstra, M. Mihalik, M. Mihalik, M. Zentkova, A. Almeida, J. A. A: Moreira, R. Vilarinho and D. Meier
Strain relaxation dynamics of multiferroic orthorhombic manganites
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter (2020).

T. M Reader, U. Hanke, E. Halvorsen and T. Grande
A unified approach for the calculation of in-plane dielectric constant of films with interdigitated electrodes
Smart Mater. Struct. 29 (2020) 115039.

G. A. Illarionov, S. M. Morozova, V. V. Chrishtop, M.-A. Einarsrud and M. I. Morozov
Memristive TiO2: Synthesis, Technologies, and Applications
Front. Chem. 8 (2020) 724.

H. Liu, O. G. Grendal, S. L. Skjærvø, A. R. M. Dalod, W. van Beek, A. Sekkat, M.-A. Einarsrud and D. Muñoz-Rojas
Reaction Pathway of the Hydrothermal Synthesis of AgCuO2 from In Situ Time-Resolved X-ray Diffraction
Cryst. Growth Des. 20 (2020) 4264–4272.

G. F. Nataf, M. Guennou, J. M. Gregg, D. Meier, J. Hlinka, E. K. H. Salje and J. Kreisel
Domain-wall engineering and topological defects in ferroelectric and ferroelastic materials
Nature Rev. Phys. (2020).

M. Rotan, M. Zhuk and J. Glaum
Activation of ferroelectric implant ceramics by corona discharge poling
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 40 (2020) 5402-5409.

D. M. Evans, T. S. Holstad, A. B. Mosberg, D. R. Småbråten, P. E. Vullum, A. L. Dadlani, K. Shapovalov, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, D. Gao, J. Akola, J. Torgersen, A. T. J. van Helvoort, S. M. Selbach and D. Meier
Conductivity control via minimally invasive anti-Frenkel defects in a functional oxide
Nature Materials 19 (2020) 1195–1200.

Y. A. Genenko, R. Khachaturyan, I. S. Vorotiahin, J. Schultheiß, J. E. Daniels, A. Grünebohm and J. Koruza
Multistep stochastic mechanism of polarization reversal in rhombohedral ferroelectrics
Phys. Rev. B 102 (2020) 064107.

P. Barrozo, D. R Småbråten, Y.‐L. Tang, B. Prasad, S. Saremi, R. Ozgur, V. Thakare, R. A. Steinhardt, M. E. Holtz, V. A. Stoica, L. W. Martin, D. G. Schlom, S. M. Selbach and R. Ramesh
Defect‐Enhanced Polarization Switching in the Improper Ferroelectric LuFeO3
Adv. Mater. 32 (2020) 2000508.

C. Koyama, S. Tahara, S. Kohara, Y. Onodera, D. R. Småbråten, S. M. Selbach, J. Akola, T. Ishikawa, A. Masuno, A. Mizuno, J. T. Okada, Y. Watanabe, Y. Nakata, K. Ohara, H. Tamaru, H. Oda, I. Obayashi, Y. Hiraoka and O. Sakata
Very sharp diffraction peak in nonglass-forming liquid with the formation of distorted tetraclusters
NPG Asia Mater 12 (2020).

M. Makarovic, N. Kanas, A. Zorko, K. Ziberna, H. Ursic, D. R. Smabraten, S. M. Selbach and T. Rojac
Tailoring the electrical conductivity and hardening in BiFeO3 ceramics
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 40 (2020) 5483-5493.

D. R. Småbråten, T. S. Holstad, D. M. Evans, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, D. Meier and S. M. Selbach
Domain wall mobility and roughening in doped ferroelectric hexagonal manganites
Phys. Rev. Research 2 (2020) 033159.

K. Bakken, A. B. Blichfeld, D. Chernyshov, T. Grande, J. Glaum and Mari-Ann Einarsrud
Mechanisms for texture in BaTiO3 thin films from aqueous chemical solution deposition
J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 95 (2020) 562–572.

E. Khomyakova, S. Wenner, K. Bakken, J. Schultheiß, T. Grande, J. Glaum and M.-A. Einarsrud
On the formation mechanism of Ba0.85Ca0.15Zr0.1Ti0.15O3 thin films by aqueous chemical solution deposition
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 40 (2020) 5376-5383.

A. B. Blichfeld, K. Bakken, D. Chernyshov, J. Glaum, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Experimental setup for high-temperature in situ studies of crystallization of thin films with atmosphere control
J. Synchrotron Radiat. 27 (2020).

J. Schultheiß, J. Schaab, D. R. Småbråten, S. H. Skjærvø, E. Bourret, Z. Yan, S. M. Selbach and D. Meier
Intrinsic and extrinsic conduction contributions at nominally neutral domain walls in hexagonal manganites
Appl. Phys. Lett. 116 (2020) 262903.

J. Walker, S. Scherrer, N. S. Løndal, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Domain switching in ferroelectric tetramethylammonium bromotrichloroferrate(III) plastic crystals
Appl. Phys. Lett. 116 (2020) 242902.

A. Marthinsen, T. Grande and S. M. Selbach
Microscopic Link between Electron Localization and Chemical Expansion in AMnO3 and ATiO3 Perovskites (A = Ca, Sr, Ba)
J. Phys. Chem. C 124 (2020) 12922-12932.

S. S. Aamlid, S. M. Selbach and T. Grande
Structural evolution of ferroelectric and ferroelastic barium sodium niobate tungsten bronze
Inorg. Chem. 59 (2020) 8514-8521.

J. Schultheiß, S. Checchia, H. Uršič, T. Frömling, J. E. Daniels, B. Malič, T. Rojac and J. Koruza
Domain wall-grain boundary interactions in polycrystalline Pb(Zr0.7Ti0.3)O3 piezoceramics
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 40 (2020) 3965-3973.

M.-H. Zhang, Y.-X. Liu, K. Wang, J. Koruza and J. Schultheiß
Origin of high electromechanical properties in (K,Na)NbO3-based lead-free piezoelectrics modified with BaZrO3
Phys. Rev. Mater. 4 (2020) 064407.

N. Dawass, P. Krüger, S. K. Schnell, ,O. A. Moultos, I. G. Economou, T. J. H. Vlugt and J.-M. Simon
Kirkwood–Buff Integrals Using Molecular Simulation: Estimation of Surface Effects
Nanomaterials 10 (2020) 771.

N. Kanas, G. Skomedal, T. D. Desissa, A. Feldhoff, T. Grande, K. Wiik and M.-A. Einarsrud
Performance of a Thermoelectric Module Based on n-Type (La0.12Sr0.88)0.95TiO3−δ and p-Type Ca3Co4−xO9+δ
J. Electron. Mater. 49 (2020) 4154-4159.

I. T. Røe, S. M. Selbach and S. K. Schnell
Crystal Structure Influences Migration along Li and Mg Surfaces
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11 (2020) 2891-2895.

H. Kaland, J. Hadler-Jacobsen, F. H. Fagerli, N. P. Wagner, Z. Wang, S. M. Selbach, F. Vullum-Bruer, K. Wiik and S. K. Schnell
Are MXenes Suitable as Cathode Material for Rechargeable Mg Batteries?
Sustainable Energy Fuels 4 (2020) 2956-2966.

M. T. Rauter, O. Galteland, M. Erdős, O. A. Moultos, T. J. H. Vlugt, S. K. Schnell, D. Bedeaux and S. Kjelstrup
Two-Phase Equilibrium Conditions in Nanopores
Nanomaterials 10 (2020) 608.

H. Chang, E. Bjørgum, O. Mihai, J. Yang, H. L. Lein, T. Grande, S. Raaen, Y.-A. Zhu, A. Holmen and D. Chen
Effects of Oxygen Mobility in La–Fe-Based Perovskites on the Catalytic Activity and Selectivity of Methane Oxidation
ACS Catal. 10 (2020) 3707-3719.

R. Miranti, M. S. Qayyum, A. Sharma, M.-A. Einarsrud, N. Mestres and M. Benelmekki
Spectroscopic study of partially oxidized BN nanoscrolls induced by low frequency ultrasonic irradiation
Appl. Surf. Sci. 515 (2020) 146055.

K. Marshall, A. B. Blickfeld, S. L. Skjaervo, O. G. Grendal, W. van Beek, S. M. Selbach, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
A fast, low temperature synthesis method for hexagonal YMnO3: Kinetics, purity, size and shape as studied by in situ X‐ray diffraction
Chem. Eur. J. 26 (2020) 1-9.

M. M. Adnan, E. G. Tveten, R. Miranti, S. Hvidsten, M.-H. G. Ese, J. Glaum and M.-A. Einarsrud
In situ synthesis of epoxy nanocomposites with hierarchical surface-modified SiO2 clusters
J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. (2020).

N. H. Gaukås, J. Glaum, M.-A. Einarsrud and T. Grande
Ferroelectric and dielectric properties of Ca2+-doped and Ca2+-Ti4+ co-doped K0.5Na0.5NbO3 thin films
J. Mater. Chem. C 8 (2020) 5102-5111.

J. Walker, R. Miranti, S. L. Skjærvø, T. Rojac, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Super-coercive electric field hysteresis in ferroelectric plastic crystal tetramethylammonium bromotrichloroferrate(III)
J. Mater. Chem. C 8 (2020) 3206-3216.

O. G. Grendal, I.-E. Nylund, A. B. Blichfeld, S. Tominaka, K. Ohara, S. M. Selbach, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Controlled growth of SrxBa1‐xNb2O6 hopper‐ and cube‐shaped nanostructures by hydrothermal synthesis
Chem. Eur. J. 26 (2020) 1-9.

A. E. Gunnæs, R. Tofan, K. Berland, S. Gorantla, T. Storaas, T. D. Desissa, M. Schrade, C. Persson, M.-A. Einarsrud, K. Wiik, T. Norby and N. Kanas
Chemical stability of Ca3Co4-xO9+δ/CaMnO3-δ p–n junction for oxide-based thermoelectric generators
RSC Adv. 10 (2020) 5026.

S. P. Singh, N. Kanas, T. D. Desissa, M. Johnsson, M.-A. Einarsrud, T. Norby and K. Wiik
Thermoelectric properties of A-site deficient La-doped SrTiO3 at 100–900 °C under reducing conditions
J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 40 (2020) 401-407.

O. Bak, T. S. Holstad, Y. Tan, H. Lu, D. M. Evans, K. A. Hunnestad, B. Wang, J. P. V. McConville, P. Becker, L. Bohatý, I. Lukyanchuk, V. M. Vinokur, A. T. J. van Helvoort, J. M. Gregg, L.-Q. Chen, D. Meier and A. Gruverman
Observation of Unconventional Dynamics of Domain Walls in Uniaxial Ferroelectric Lead Germanate
Adv. Funct. Mater. (2020).

D. M. Evans, V. Garcia, D. Meier and M. Bibes
Domains and domain walls in multiferroics
Phys. Sci. Rev. (2020).

D. M. Evans, D. R. Småbråten, T. S. Holstad, P. E. Vullum, A. B. Mosberg, Z. Yan, E. Bourret, A. T. J. Van Helvoort, S. M. Selbach and D. Meier
Controlling local resistance via electric-field induced dislocations
arXiv:2006.15252 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] (2020).

T. Lottermoser and D. Meier
A short history of multiferroics
Phys. Sci. Rev. psr-2020-0032 (2020).

L. Kuerten, S. Krohns, P. Schoenherr, K. Holeczek, E. Pomjakushina, Th. Lottermoser, M. Trassin, D. Meier and M. Fiebig
Local control of improper ferroelectric domains in YMnO3
Phys. Rev. B 102 (2020) 094108

S. Senanu, Z. Wang, A. P. Ratvik and T. Grande
Carbon Cathode Wear in Aluminium Electrolysis Cells
JOM 72 (2020) 210-217.

L. Rioja-Monllor, C. Bernuy-Lopez, M.-L. Fontaine, T. Grande and M.-A. Einarsrud
Microstructural and compositional optimization of La0.5Ba0.5CoO3-δ - BaZr1-zYzO3-δ (z = 0, 0.05 and 0.1) nanocomposite cathodes for protonic ceramic fuel cells
J. Phys. Energy 2 (2020) 015001.

Upcoming Events:


Group News 2023

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Congratulations to Dr Kasper Aas Hunnestad who successfully defended his PhD thesis “Nanoscale Chemical Analysis of Ferroic Materials and Phenomena" on Friday 24th November. We are incredibly proud of his great performance.

From left to right: Supervisor Prof. Dennis Meier, Examiners Dr Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala (The Queen's University of Belfast, UK), Professor Baptiste Gault (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany), and Associate Professor Hendrik Bentmann, (NTNU, Norway).

Photo Credits: Leonie Richarz


Associate Professor Ingrid Hallsteinsen shines light on the recent Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry. The article can be found here: forskning.no .


PhD candidate Kristoffer Eggestad presenting his work on "Doping Implications for Garnet Li7La3Zr2O12" as the first in a series new IMA Friday Seminars - showcasing work from across the department. (waffles included)

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FACET group leader Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud has won a prestigious Fellowship of the American Ceramic Society.


Dr Frida Hemstad Danmo successfully defended her PhD thesis “Oxygen Absorption in Hexagonal Manganites” on Friday 23rd June.


International Workshop on "Advanced Characterization of Li-ion Batteries by Neutrons and X-rays".

on 20th - 22nd June, FACET helped to organise and host the International workshop on Advanced Characterization of Li-ion Batteries by Neutrons and X-rays. 


SUSTBATT Consortium Meeting

The 19th -20th of June we had a Consortium Meeting of the Project SUSTBATT (Sustainable scalable anodes for Li-ion batteries by structural design, https://project-sustbatt.eu/).

ISCREAM Internal Seminar 2023

March heralded in the yearly ISCREAM seminar day (Internal Sustainability Conference for Research on Energy and Advanced Materials) at Skistua in Bymarka. The day was filled with excellent presentations by PhD and Postdoc members of the FACET group. During lunch we enjoyed the time sledding, skiing, making snowmen/cats and generally socialising. The day ended with dinner and social activities.

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NKS FUM Annual Meeting 2023


15 FACET group members presented their work at this year's NKS FUM conference in Værnes. Special congratulations to Frida Hemstad Danmo for winning the best presentation prize for her work on "Kinetics of Oxidation in RMnO3+δ".

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Dr Frode Håskjold Fagerli successfully defended his PhD thesis "A study on multilayered MXenes for rechargeable battery electrodes through surface termination control" on Friday 20th January

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earlier group news can be found here




There are currently no vacancies. 


The PhD admission requirements for admission to PhD program can be found here.

Open positions (PhD and post doc.) will be posted here.


Group Leader:
Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud
E-mail: mari-ann.einarsrud@ntnu.no
Phone: +47 48 13 65 21

Visiting address:
Sem Sælandsvei 12

Postal address:
Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry Research Group
att: Mari-Ann Einarsrud
Department of Materials Science and Engineering



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Scientific Highlights


FACET group leader Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud has won a prestigious Fellowship of the American Ceramic Society.

Frida Hemstad Danmo won the best presentation prize at this year's NKS FUM meeting for work she carried out on Kinetics of oxidation in RMnO3+δ.

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Jan Schultheiß received the 2022 Electroceramics Young Researcher Award (EYRA) for his contributions to the study of ferroelectric domains and domain-walls, which he carried out at FACET.

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Jan receiving the 2022 Electroceramics Young Researcher Award.  From left: Prof. Pascal Marchet (Electroceramics Network Chair) and Dr. Jan Schultheiß (Feodor Lynen Research Fellow at IMA). The EYRA award is given every 2 years, during the Electroceramics conference, in order to honor promising international young researchers in the field of Electroceramics

Professor Dennis Meier received the NV Faculty Day award for Outstanding Research during this years NV Faculty Day.

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Dennis receiving the NV faculty Day award for Outstanding research. From the left; Catherine Taylor Nordgård (Vice Dean for Innovation), Kurt Ingar Draget (Researcher at IBT), Dennis Meier (Professor at IMA) and Magnus Rønning (Vice Dean for Research). Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

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On the 11th of May 2022 the new Gemini-senter for Thermal Energy Storage (Termisk Energilagring, TEL) was announced for the period from 2022 to 2026. The Center involves research groups from Sintef Energy, Sintef Industry, Sintef Ocean, NTNU Department of energy and Process Engineering, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering with FACET group members Julian Walker, Mari-Ann Einarsrud and Sverre Selbach


Selected Publications for 2023

F.H. Fagerli, P. E. Vullum, T. Grande, Z. Wang, S. M. Selbach, K. Wiik, N. P. Wagner
Bulk Substitution of F-terminations from Ti3C2Tx MXene by cation pillaring and gas hydrolysation
FlatChem (2023)

I.-E. Nylund, C. R. Zeiger, D. Peng, P. E. Vullum, J. Walker, M.-A. Einarsrud, T. Grande
Centrosymmetric Tetragonal Tungsten Bronzes A4Bi2Nb10O30 (A = Na, K, Rb) with a Bi 6s Lone Pair
Chem. Mater. (2023)



Group News


Dr Frida Hemstad Danmo successfully defended her PhD thesis “Oxygen Absorption in Hexagonal Manganites” on Friday 23rd June.


International Workshop on "Advanced Characterization of Li-ion Batteries by Neutrons and X-rays".

on 20th - 22nd June, FACET helped to organise and host the International workshop on Advanced Characterization of Li-ion Batteries by Neutrons and X-rays. 



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