My research concerns electron transport in nanostructures. More precisely, we have, starting in late 2014, developed a theoretical model capable of calculating scanning tunneling microscopy images (STM) from first-principles methods, which is the characterization of my doctoral thesis. We have also investigated simple chemical reactions on metallic surfaces, and calculated these from a developed theory.
My main interest is numerical simulations, primarily using Python and Mathematica. This is consistent throughout my last year's work in theoretical physics.
Article in journal (Refereed)
- Gustafsson, A., Okabayashi, N., Peronio, A., Giessibl, F.J., Paulsson, M. (2017). Analysis of STM images with pure and CO-functionalized tips : A first-principles and experimental study. Physical Review B. 96.
- Gustafsson, A., Paulsson, M. (2017). STM contrast of a CO dimer on a Cu(111) surface: a wave-function analysis. Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter. 29.
- Okabayashi, N., Gustafsson, A., Peronio, A., Paulsson, M., Arai, T., et al. (2016). Influence of atomic tip structure on the intensity of inelastic tunneling spectroscopy data analyzed by combined scanning tunneling spectroscopy, force microscopy, and density functional theory. Physical Review B. 93.
- Gustafsson, A., Paulsson, M. (2016). Scanning tunneling microscopy current from localized basis orbital density functional theory. Physical Review B. 93.
- Gustafsson, A., Ueba, H., Paulsson, M. (2014). Theory of vibrationally assisted tunneling for hydroxyl monomer flipping on Cu(110). Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 90. Article ID: 165413.
- Nordebo, S., Gustafsson, A. (2014). A Quasi-Static Electromagnetic Analysis for Experiments with Strong Permanent Magnets. Progress in Electromagnetics Research B. 61. 1-16.
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
- Gustafsson, A. (2017). Theoretical modeling of scanning tunneling microscopy. Doctoral Thesis. Växjö, Linnaeus University Press. 133.
Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
- Gustafsson, A. (2015). Modeling of non-equilibrium scanning probe microscopy. Licentiate Thesis. Växjö, Linnaeus University. 80.