carina höglund

Carina Höglund

Detector Scientist
Detector Group

Research Interests

Dr. Carina Höglund completed in 2005 her Master of Science degree in applied physics and electrical engineering from the Linköping University, followed by a PhD in Material Science and Thin Film Physics from the same University in 2010.

After her dissertation, she was employed as a researcher in neutron detection at the European Spallation Source, based in Linköping. The main task was to develop coatings of boron carbide using physical vapor deposition for applications in neutron detection. This very successful work quickly resulted in high quality films, a patent that was granted in 2011*, and it gave her the Chester Carlson research award in 2014. Her films are already used by about 10 detector research groups across Europe, with many more enquiries, and are the reference coatings nowadays. In Summer 2014 the ESS set up a dedicated workshop in Linköping for the industrial scale production of these coatings at a competitive cost. In parallel, development work has continued and she has, for instance, been working on the development of chemical vapor deposition processes for B4C thin films, and the growth of Gd-containing compounds. Further to this, since 2013 Dr. Höglund participates in the CERN RD51 Collaboration, Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detector Development. She also participates in various European and Swedish projects such as: Design Update Phase Projects for ESS (2011-2013) collaborating with 8 institutes in 5 countries; and the ESS-LiU project on the development of B4C coatings for advanced large area neutron detectors, since 2010.

(*) Patent WO/2013/002697 (03/01/13), PCT/SE2011/050891 (30/06/11) "A method for producing a neutron detector component comprising a boron carbide layer for use in a neutron detecting device"

Current Projects and Collaborations

  • ESS, Design Update Phase Projects for ESS. Contributions on detectors from 8 institutes in 5 countries, 2011-2013.
  • ESS-LiU project on the development of B4C coatings for advanced large area neutron detectors, since 2010
  • Main ESS collaborator in the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation project at LiU “Isotopic Control for Ultimate Material Properties” sub-project: “Novel Isotope-engineered Materials for Future Large-Scale Facilities” (2011-2015)
  • Main ESS collaborator in the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research Synergy Grant project at LiU “Functional Carbides and Advanced Surface Engineering (FUNCASE)” subproject “Isotope-enriched 10B4C Thin Films”
  • European Union, CRISP FP7, The Cluster of Research Infrastructures for Synergies in Physics, WP15, Neutron Detectors. http://www.crisp-fp7.eu. (2011-2014)

Selected Publications

2018

  • Performance of the high-efficiency thermal neutron BAND-GEM detector
    A. Muraro, G. Croci, E. Perelli Cippo, G. Grosso, C. Höglund, G. Albani, R. Hall-Wilton, K. Kanaki, F. Murtas, D. Raspino, L. Robinson, N. Rodhes, M. Rebai, S. Schmidt, E. Schooneveld, M. Tardocchi, and G. Gorini
    Progress in Theoretical and Experimental Physics 023H01 (2018)
  • Plasma CVD of hydrogenated boron-carbon thin films from triethylboron
    M. Imam, C. Höglund, S. Schmidt, R. Hall-Wilton, J. Birch, H. Pedersen
    Journal of Chemical Physics 148(3), 034701 (2018)

 

2017

  • Gas Phase Chemistry of Trimethylboron in Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition
    M. Imam, L. Souqui, J. Herritsch, A. Stegmüller, C. Höglund, S. Schmidt, R. Hall-Wilton, H. Högberg, J. Birch, R. Tonner, and H. Pedersen
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(47), 26465-26471 (2017)
  • Multi-Blade 10B-based detector for neutron reflectometry at ESS: results obtained on the CRISP reflectometers at ISIS
    F Piscitelli, M. Anastasopoulos, G. Galgoczi, R. Hall-Wilton, I. L. Higuera, C. Höglund, G. Mauri, F. Messi, P. Pazmandi, D. Raspino, L. Robinson and D. Varga
    IEEE Atlanta Conference Record (2017)
  • Multi-Grid Detector for Neutron Spectroscopy: Results Obtained on Time-of-Flight Spectrometer CNCS
    M. Anastasopoulos, R. Bebb, K. Berry, J. Birch, T. Brys, J.-C. Buffet, J.-F. Clergeau, P. P. Deen, G. Ehlers, P. van Esch, S. M. Everett, B. Guerard, R. Hall-Wilton, K. Herwig, L. Hultman, C. Höglund, I. Iruretagoiena, F. Issa, J. Jensen, A. Khaplanov, O. Kirstein, I. Lopez Higuera, F. Piscitelli, L. Robinson, S. Schmidt, and I. Stefanescu
    Journal of Instrumentation 12, P04030 (2017)
  • The Multi-Blade Boron-10-based neutron detector for high intensity neutron reflectometry at ESS
    F. Piscitelli, F. Messi, M. Anastasopoulos, T. Brys, F. Chicken, E. Dian, J. Fuzi, C. Höglund, G. Kiss, J. Orban, P. Pazmandi, L. Robinson, L. Rosta, S. Schmidt, D. Varga, T. Zsiros, and R. Hall-Wilton
    Journal of Instrumentation 12, P03013 (2017)

 

2016

  • Neutron reflectometry on highly absorbing films and its application to 10B4C-based neutron detectors
    F. Piscitelli, A. Khaplanov, A. Devishvili, S. Schmidt, C. Höglund, J. Birch, A.J.C. Dennison, P. Gutfreund, R. Hall-Wilton, and P. Van Esch
    Proc. R. Soc. A 472 (2016)
  • Chemical vapour deposition of boron-carbon thin films from organoboron precursors
    M. Imam, H. Pedersen, J. Birch, and C. Höglund
    Linköping University Licentiate Thesis (2016)
  • Evolution in boron-based GEM detectors for diffraction measurements: from planar to 3D converters.
    G. Albani, E. Perelli Cippo, G. Croci, A. Muraro, E. Schooneveld, A. Scherillo, R. Hall-Wilton, K. Kanaki, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, J. Birch, G. Claps, F. Murtas, M. Rebai, M. Tardocchi, and G. Gorini
    Measurement Science and Technology 27 (11), 115902 (2016)
  • Low Temperature Growth of Boron Carbide Coatings by Direct Current Magnetron Sputtering and High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering
    S. Schmidt, C. Höglund, J. Jensen, L. Hultman, J. Birch, and R. Hall-Wilton
    Journal of Materials Science 51, Issue 23 (2016)
  • First Measurements with New High-Resolution Gadolinium-GEM Neutron Detectors
    D. Pfeiffer, F. Resnati, J. Birch, M. Etxegarai, R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, I. Llamas-Jansa, E. Oliveri, E. Oksanen, L. Robinson, L. Ropelewski, S. Schmidt, C. Streli, P. Thuiner
    Journal of Instrumentation 11, P05011 (2016)
  • Trimethylboron as Single-Source Precursor for Boron-Carbon Thin Film Synthesis by Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition
    M. Imam, C. Höglund, J. Jensen, S. Schmidt, I. G. Ivanov, R. Hall-Wilton, J. Birch, H. Pedersen
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (38), 21990 (2016)
  • Neutron radiography as a non-destructive method for diagnosing neutron converters for advanced thermal neutron detectors
    A. Muraro, G. Albani, E. Perelli Cippo, G.Croci, G. Angella, J. Birch, C. Cazzaniga, R. Caniello, F. Dell’Era, F. Ghezzi, G. Grosso, R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, S. Schmidt, L. Robinson, M. Rebai, G. Salvato, D. Tresoldi, C. Vasi, M. Tardocchi
    Journal of Instrumentation 11 (3), C03033 (2016)

 

2015

  • Growth and oxidation stability of cubic Zr1-xGdxN solid solution thin films
    C. Höglund, B. Alling , J. Jensen , L. Hultman , J. Birch , R. Hall-Wilton
    Journal of Applied Physics 117, 195301 (2015)
  • Stability of 10B4C thin films under neutron radiation
    C. Höglund, K. Zeitelhack, P. Kudejova, J. Jensen, G. Greczynski, J. Lu, L. Hultman, J. Birch, R. Hall-Wilton
    Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry 113, 14-19 (2015)
  • The μTPC Method: Improving the Position Resolution of Neutron Detectors Based on MPGDs
    D. Pfeiffer, F. Resnati, J. Birch, R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, G. Iakovidis, E. Oliveri, E. Oksanen, L. Ropelewski and P. Thuiner
    Journal of Instrumentation 10, P04004 (2015)
  • Investigation of background in large-area neutron detectors due to alpha emission from impurities in aluminium
    J. Birch, J.-C. Buffet, J.-F. Clergeau, P. van Esch, M. Ferraton, B. Guerard, R. Hall-Wilton, L. Hultman, C. Höglund, J. Jensen, A. Khaplanov, and F. Piscitelli
    Journal of Instrumentation 10, P10019 (2015)
  • Gas phase chemical vapor deposition chemistry of triethylboron probed by boron-carbon thin film deposition and quantum chemical calculations
    M. Imam, K.  Gaul, A. Stegmüller, C. Höglund, J. Jensen, L. Hultman, J. Birch, R. Tonner, H. Pedersen
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 3, Issue 41, 10898-10906 (2015)
  • A novel diamond-based beam position monitoring system for the High Radiation to Materials facility at CERN SPS
    B. Lindström, A. Fabich, and C. Höglund
    Linköping University Master Thesis, LITH-IFM-A-EX--15/3128—SE (2015)

 

2014

  • In-beam test of the Boron-10 Multi-Grid neutron detector at the IN6 time-of-flight spectrometer at the ILL

    J. Birch, J.-C. Buffet, J.-F. Clergeau, J. Correa, P.van Esch, M. Ferraton, B. Guerard, J. Halbwachs, R. Hall-Wilton, L. Hultman, C. Höglund, A. Khaplanov, M. Koza, F. Piscitelli, M. Zbiri
    Journal of Physics Conference Series 528, 012040 (2014)


 

2013

  • A 10B-based neutron detector with stacked MultiWire Proportional Counters and macrostructured cathodes

    I. Stefanescu, Y. Abdullahi, J. Birch, I. Defendi, R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, L. Hultman,    M. Zee, K. Zeitelhack

    Journal of Instrumentation, 8 (12), P12003 (2013) 
  • Development of a novel macrostructured cathode for large-area neutron detectors based on the 10B-containing solid converter
    
I. Stefanescu, Y. Abdullahi, J. Birch, I. Defendi, R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, D. Seiler, K. Zeitelhack

    Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 727, 109-125 (2013)
  • 10B4C Multi-Grid as an Alternative to 3He for Large Area Neutron Detectors

    J. Birch, J.C. Buffet, J. Correa, P. Van Esch, B. Guerard, R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, L.  Hultman, A. Khaplanov, F. Piscitelli

    IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 60, 871 (2013)
  • 10B Multi-Grid Proportional Gas Counters for Large Area Thermal Neutron Detectors
    
K. Andersen, T. Bigault, J. Birch, J.C. Buffet, J. Correa, R. Hall-Wilton, L. Hultman, C. Höglund, B. Guérard, J. Jensen, A. Khaplanov, O. Kirstein, F. Piscitelli, P. Van Esch, C. Vettier
    
Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 720, 116 (2013)
  • An alternative small angle neutron scattering detector
    K. Kanaki, J. Birch, R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, A. JacksonO. Kirstein, T. Kittelman, S. Kolya, F. Piscitelli
    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 6829478 (2013)
  • A high sensitivity imaging detector for the study of the formation of (anti)hydrogen
    Karl Berggren, M. Doser, C. Höglund
    Linköping University Master Thesis, LITH-IFM-A-EX--13/2827—SE (2013)
  • ESS Technical Design Report
 ESS-2013-0001 (2013)

 

2012

  • B4C thin films for neutron detection
    C. Höglund, J. Birch, K. Andersen, T. Bigault, J.C. Buffet, J. Correa, P. Van Esch, B. Guerard, R. Hall-Wilton, J. Jensen, A. Khaplanov, F. Piscitelli, C. Vettier, W. Vollenberg, L. Hultman
    Journal of Applied Physics 111, 104908 (2012)
  • Low Temperature CVD of Thin, Amorphous Boron-Carbon Films for Neutron Detectors
    H. Pedersen, C. Höglund, J. Birch, J. Jensen, A. Henry
    Chemical Vapour Deposition 18, 221 (2012)
  • European Spallation Source, Conceptual Design Report (2012)
  • Multi-Grid Boron-10 detector for large area applications in neutron scattering science

    K. Andersen, T. Bigault, J. Birch, J.-C. Buffet, J. Correa, P. van Esch, B. Guerard, R. Hall-Wilton, L. Hultman, C. Höglund, J. Jensen, A. Khaplanov, O. Kirstein, F. Piscitelli, C. Vettier (2012)
  • 10B multi-grid proportional gas counters for large area thermal neutron detectors

    T. Bigault, J. Birch, J.C. Buffet, J. Correa, R. Hall-Wilton, L. Hultman, C. Höglund, B. Guérard, A. Khaplanov, F. Piscitelli, P. van Esch
    
Neutron News 23 (4), 20-24 (2012)
  • Detectors for the European spallation source
    
R. Hall-Wilton, C. Höglund, M. Imam, K. Kanaki, A. Khaplanov, O. Kirstein, T. Kittelmann, B. Nilsson, J. Scherzinger

    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 4283 (2012)
  • Statistical energy determination in neutron detector systems for neutron scattering science
    
K. Kanaki, R. Hall-Wilton, K. Andersen, D. Anevski, D. Argyriou, J. Birch, A. Hiess, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, A. Jackson, A. Khaplanov, O. Kirstein, T. Kittelmann
    
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 162 (2012)
  • Ett förfarande för framställning av en neutrondetektorkomponent innefattande ett borkarbidskikt för användning i en neutrondetektor
    Patent SE 535 805 C2 (2012)
  • Powder Diffraction File 00-061-0104, International Centre for Diffraction Data (2012)

 

2011

  • Ti2Al(O,N) formation by solid-state reaction between substoichiometric TiN thin films and Al2O3 (0001) substrates
    P.O.Å. Persson, C. Höglund, J. Birch, L. Hultman
    Thin Solid Films 519, 2421 (2011)
  • Face-centered cubic (Al1 − xCrx)2O3
    A. Khatibi, J. Palisaitis, C. Höglund, A. Eriksson, P.O.Å. Persson, J. Jensen, J. Birch, P. Eklund, L. Hultman
    Thin Solid Films 519, 2426 (2011)
  • Mixing thermodynamics of TM1-xGdxN (TM=Ti, Zr, Hf) from first principles
    B. Alling, C. Höglund, R. Hall-Wilton, L. Hultman
    Applied Physics Letters 98, 241911 (2011)

 

2010

  • Origin of the enhanced piezoelectric response in wurtzite ScxAl1-xN alloys
    F. Tasnádi, B. Alling, C. Höglund, G. Wingqvist, J. Birch, L. Hultman, I.A. Abrikosov
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 137601 (2010)
  • Wurtzite-structure Sc1‑xAlxN solid solution films grown by reactive magnetron sputter epitaxy – structural characterization and first-principles calculations
    C. Höglund, J. Birch, B. Alling, J. Bareo, Z. Czigány, P.O.Å. Persson, G. Wingqvist, A. Zukauskaite, L. Hultman
    J. Appl. Phys. 107, 123515 (2010)
  • Effects of volume mismatch and electronic structure on the decomposition of ScAlN and TiAlN solid solutions
    C. Höglund, B. Alling, J. Birch, M. Beckers, P.O.Å. Persson, C. Baehtz, Z. Czigány, J. Jensen, L. Hultman
    Physical Review B 81, 224101 (2010) “Editor’s suggestion”
  • Electronic structure of GaN and Ga investigated by soft x-ray spectroscopy and first-principles methods
    M. Magnuson, M. Mattesini, C. Höglund, J. Birch, L. Hultman
    Phys. Rev. B 81, 085125 (2010)

 

2009

  • Cubic Sc1−xAlxN solid solution thin films deposited by reactive magnetron sputter epitaxy onto ScN(111)
    C. Höglund, J. Bareno, J. Birch, B. Alling, Z. Czigány, L. Hultman
    J. Appl. Phys. 105, 113517 (2009)
  • Stability of the ternary perovskites Sc3EN (E=B, Al, Ga, In) from first principles
    A.S. Mikhaylushkin, C. Höglund, J. Birch, Zs. Czigány, L. Hultman, S. Simak, B. Alling, F. Tasnádi, I.A. Abrikosov
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 134107 (2009)
  • Elastic properties and electro-structural correlations in ternary scandium-based cubic inverse perovskites: A first-principles study
    M. Mattesini, M. Magnuson, F. Tasnádi, C. Höglund, I.A. Abrikosov, L. Hultman
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 125122 (2009)
  • The influence of substrate temperature and Al mobility on the microstructural evolution of magnetron sputtered ternary Ti-Al-N thin films
    M. Beckers, C. Höglund, C. Baehtz, R.M.S. Martins, P.O.Å. Persson, L. Hultman, W. Möller
    J. Appl. Phys. 106, 064915 (2009)
  • Electronic structure and chemical bonding anisotropy investigation of wurtzite AlN
    M. Magnuson, M. Mattesini, C. Höglund, J. Birch, L. Hultman
    Phys. Rev. B 80, 155105 (2009)

 

2008

  • Sc3AlN – A New Perovskite
    C. Höglund, J. Birch, M. Beckers, B. Alling, Z. Czigány, A. Mücklich, L. Hultman
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 8 1193 (2008)
  • Electronic structure investigation of the cubic inverse perovskite Sc3AlN
    M. Magnuson, M. Mattesini, C. Höglund, I.A. Abrikosov, J. Birch, L. Hultman
    Phys. Rev. B 78, 235102 (2008)
  • A Solid Phase Reaction between TiCx Thin Films and Al2O3 Substrates
    Persson, P.O.Å., J. Rosen, D.R. McKenzie, M.M.M. Bilek, C. Höglund
    J. Appl. Phys. 103, 066102 (2008)

 

2007

  • Topotaxial Growth of Ti2AlN by Solid State Reaction in AlN/Ti Multilayer Thin Films
    C. Höglund, M. Beckers, N. Schell, J.V. Borany, J. Birch, L. Hultman
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 174106 (2007)
  • Bonding Mechanism in the Nitrides Ti2AlN and TiN: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation
    M. Magnuson, M. Mattesini, S. Li, C. Höglund, M. Beckers, L. Hultman, O. Eriksson
    Phys. Rev. B 76, 195127 (2007)