There are many different research and technology areas for applications of MBN Explorer. Below, key topics and representative case studies in each area are outlined.


Crystals, liquids, gases, and plasmas

  • Crystalline structures
  • Liquids and soft matter
  • Gaseous systems and plasmas
  • Physical and chemical phenomena with solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas
  • Multiscale modeling of aforementioned systems 


Atomic and molecular clusters, nanoparticles

  • Atomic clusters
  • Molecular clusters
  • Finite nanosystems: fullerenes, endohedral atoms, coated and functionalized nanoparticles, etc.
  • Deposited and embedded clusters and nanoparticles
  • Dynamics of cluster and nanosystems 


Biomolecular systems

  • Structure of biomolecules and macromolecules
  • Biomolecular complexes
  • Bio-nano systems
  • Structural transitions, biomolecular processes
  • Dynamics of DNA, RNA, and proteins
  • Multiscale modeling 


Collisions and reactions

  • Collision processes, fission, fusion and fragmentation processes involving clusters, nanoparticles, biomolecules, nanostructures and materials
  • Molecular association, dissociation, reactions
  • Collision and irradiation induced chemistry
  • Particles propagation through media
  • Collision induced medium effects 


Nanostructured materials

  • Metallic, organic, and inorganic nanomaterials
  • Crystalline superlattices
  • Nanotubes, nanowires, nanofractals, nanofilms, graphene, functional nanoparticles, etc.
  • Nanoscale phase and structural transitions
  • Self-assembly and growth
  • Irradiation-driven nanofabrication 


Composite materials and material interfaces

  • Alloys and composites
  • Surface structure and material interfaces
  • Tribological properties: nanoindentation, scratching, lubrication, etc.
  • Deposition, diffusion, aggregation and surface pattern formation, morphological transitions
  • Functional surface coatings 


Thermo-mechanical properties of materials

  • Thermo-mechanical properties
  • Elastic and plastic deformations
  • Defects and dislocations
  • Phase and structural transitions
  • Irradiation-induced damage
  • Materials at extreme conditions 


Emerging technologies

  • Biomedical applications driven by nanoprocesses and technologies, e.g. advanced radiotherapies
  • Deposition technologies: spattering, CVD, PVD, FEBID, etc.
  • Crystalline undulator-based novel light sources
  • Virtual design of materials
  • Computational nano- and microscope