The Department of Physics focuses on physics areas of fundamental interest and with clear application and innovation potentials.
Three new large scale facilities are about to emerge on the European scene: MAX-IV and ESS in Lund, and E-XFEL in Hamburg. NEXMAP takes an active role in the planning and use of these facilities.
The neutron scattering group focuses on improving the understanding of the interrelation between the magnetic properties of materials and their functionality.
The 4D scattering method enable creation of movies of crystalline evolution, where properties like morphology, orientation, stress and strain can be followed for each grain or sub-grain.
The Molecular Movies group study the real-time dynamics of chemical reactions and structure of functional materials at femto-second time resolution.
NEXMAP participates in a variety of methodology-projects where instruments or software is developed. The McStas, McXtrace and FABLE software projects all have their main development centre at NEXMAP.