Samira is a Ph.D. student at the Thin Film Physics Division at Linköping University, Sweden. Her research focuses on the design and development of transition metal diboride superlattices by magnetron sputter epitaxy as novel materials for neutron optics.
Samira writes, “It is a great honor to receive this prestigious Scholarship! I am very grateful to SVCF for supporting my research travel to Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), one of the world’s leading neutron facilities. This trip will allow me to gain further knowledge about the transition metal diboride superlattices that I synthesized using magnetron sputter epitaxy. Such single-crystal diboride superlattices have the potential for neutron optics, and I will investigate them using neutron reflectometry technique. This recognition motivates me to learn more and continue having fun in research.”