Publications – Aleksander Kostka


D. Zanders, J. Obenlüneschloß, J.-L. Wree, J. Jagosz, P. Kaur, N. Boysen, D. Rogalla, A. Kostka, C. Bock, D. Öhl, M. Gock, W. Schuhmann, A. Devi, Unveiling Ruthenium(II) Diazadienyls for Gas Phase Deposition Processes: Low Resistivity Ru Thin Films and Their Performance in the Acidic Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2022, 2201709

T. Berning, M. Becher, J.-L. Wree, J. Jagosz, A. Kostka, A. Ostendorf, A. Devi, C. Bock, Nucleation and growth studies of large-area deposited WS2 on flexible substrates, Mater. Res. Express, 2022, Accepted Manuscript

J. E. Westraadt, W. E. Goosen; H. Wang; A. Kostka; G. Eggeler, Modified Z-Phase Formation in a 12% Cr Tempered Martensite Ferritic Steel during Long Term Creep, Mater. Sci Eng. A 855 (2022) 143857,

A. Kostka, D. Naujoks, T. Oellers, S. Salomon, C. Somsen, E. Öztürk, A. Savan, A. Ludwig, G. Eggeler, Linear growth of reaction layer during in-situ TEM annealing of thin film Al/Ni diffusion couples, J Alloy Compd. 922 (2022) 165926.

C. Andronescu, F. Huq, I. Sanjuan, S. Baha, M. Braun, A. Kostka, V. Chanda, J.J.C. Junqueira, N. Sikdar, A. Ludwig, Influence of the PTFE membrane thickness on the CO2 electroreduction performance of sputtered Cu-PTFE gas diffusion electrodes, ChemElectroChem. (2022)

A. Asabre, P. Gemagami, A.B. Parsa, C. Wagner, A. Kostka, G. Laplanche, Influence of Mo/Cr ratio on the lamellar microstructure and mechanical properties of as-cast Al0.75CoCrFeNi compositionally complex alloys, J. Alloys Compd. 899 (2022) 163183, doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.163183.

Z. Peng, T. Meiners, Y. Lu, C.H. Liebscher, A. Kostka, D. Raabe, Quantitative analysis of grain boundary diffusion, segregation and precipitation at a sub-nanometer scale, Acta Mater. 225 (2022) 117522, doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2021.117522.

S. Li, N. Vajragupta, A. Biswas, W. Tang, H. Wang, A. Kostka, X. Yang, A. Hartmaier, Effect of microstructure heterogeneity on the mechanical properties of friction stir welded reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel, Scripta Matter. 207 (2022) 114306


C. Andronescu, F. Huq, I. Sanjuan, S. Baha, M. Braun, A. Kostka, V. Chanda, Joao J.C. Junqueira, N. Sikdar, A. Ludwig, Influence of the PTFE membrane thickness on the CO2 electroreduction performance of sputtered Cu-PTFE gas diffusion electrodes, ChemElectroChem 10.1002/celc.202101279

J.-L. Wree, J.-P. Glauber, D. Öhl, A. Niesen, A. Kostka, D. Rogalla, W. Schuhmann and A. Devi, Sensing and electrocatalytic activity of tungsten disulphide thin films fabricated via metal–organic chemical vapour deposition, J. Mater. Chem. C. 9 (2021) 10254–10265. doi:10.1039/D1TC02417E.

Wang, A. Kostka, W.E. Goosen, G. Eggeler, J.E. Westraadt, TEM replica analysis of particle phases in a tempered martensite ferritic Cr steel after long term creep, Mater. Charact. 181 (2021), 111396

Asabre, M.B. Wilms, A. Kostka, P. Gemagami, A. Weisheit, G. Laplanche, Laser metal deposition of Al0. 6CoCrFeNi with Ti & C additions using elemental powder blends, Surface and Coatings Technology 418 (2021), 127233

L. Lilensten, A. Kostka, S. Lartigue-Korinek, S. Antonov, S. Tin, B. Gault, P. Kontis, Partitioning of Solutes at Crystal Defects in Borides After Creep and Annealing in a Polycrystalline Superalloy, JOM (2021) 1-10. doi:10.1007/s11837-021-04736-5

Dobbelstein, E.P. George, E.L. Gurevich, A. Kostka, A. Ostendorf, G. Laplanche, Laser metal deposition of refractory high-entropy alloys for highthroughput synthesis and structure-property characterization. Int. J. Extrem. Manuf. 3, 015201 (2021) 1-23

S. H. Oh, J. Jeong, W-S. Jang, K. H. Kim, A. Kostka, G. Gu, Y-M. Kim, Crystallographic Orientation Analysis of Nanocrystalline Tungsten Thin Film using TEM Precession Electron Diffraction and SEM Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction, Microsc. Microanal. (2021) 1-13

Wang, D. Rogalla, A. Kostka, A. Ludwig, Influence of low Bi contents on phase transformation properties of VO2 studied in a VO2:Bi thin film library. RSC Advances 11 (2021) 7231–7237

D. Piorunek, O. Oluwabi, J. Frenzel, A. Kostka, H.J. Maier, C. Somsen, G. Eggeler, Effect of off-stoichiometric compositions on microstructures and phase transformation behavior in Ni-Cu-Pd-Ti-Zr-Hf high entropy shape memory alloys, J. Alloys Compd.,

M. Collins, N. D’Souza, C. Panwisawas, C. Papadaki, G. D. West, A. Kostka, P. Kontis, Spinodal decomposition versus classical γ′ nucleation in a nickel-base superalloy powder: An in-situ neutron diffraction and atomic-scale analysis, Acta Mater. 200 (2020) 959-970;

Y.J. Li, A. Kostka, A. Savan, A. Ludwig, Phase decomposition in a nanocrystalline CrCoNi alloy, Scripta Mater. 188 (2020) 259-263

A. Savan, T. Allermann, X. Wang, D. Grochla, L. Banko, Y. Kalchev, A. Kostka, J. Pfetzing-Micklich, A. Ludwig, Structure Zone Investigation of Multiple Principle Element Alloy Thin Films as Optimization for Nanoindentation Measurements, Materials 13 (2020) 2113; doi:10.3390/ma13092113

D. Naujoks, M. Schneider, S. Salomon, J. Pfetzing-Micklich, A. P. A. Subramanyam, T. Hammerschmidt, R. Drautz, J. Frenzel, A. Kostka, G. Eggeler, G. Laplanche, A. Ludwig, Experimental and Theoretical Investigation on Phase Formation and Mechanical Properties in Cr–Co–Ni Alloys Processed Using a Novel Thin-Film Quenching Technique, ACS Comb. Sci. 22 (2020) 232-247

Y.J. Li, A. Kostka, A. Savan, A. Ludwig, Correlative chemical and structural investigations of accelerated phase evolution in a nanocrystalline high entropy alloy, Scripta Mater. 183 (2020) 122-126

Abhishek Biswas, Mahesh R.G. Prasad, Napat Vajragupta, Aleksander Kostka, Thomas Niendorf, Alexander Hartmaier, Effect of grain statistics on micromechanical modeling – The example of additively manufactured materials examined by electron backscatter diffraction, Adv. Eng. Mater. (2020) 1901416

R. Vaßen, J. Fiebig, T. Kalfhaus, J. Gibmeier, A. Kostka, S. Schrüfer, Correlation of Microstructure and Properties of Cold Gas Sprayed INCONEL 718 Coatings, J. Therm. Spray Tech. (2020)

L. Banko, S. Ries, D. Grochla, M. Arghavani, S. Salomon, J. Pfetzing-Micklich, A. Kostka, N.C. Kruppe, T. Brögelmann, K. Bobzin, P. Awakowicz, A. Ludwig, Effects of the ion to growth flux ratio on the constitution and mechanical properties of Cr 1-x -Al x -N thin films: A combinatorial material science study including plasma diagnostics, ACM Comb. Sci. 21 (2019) 782-793

D. Zanders, E. Ciftyurek, E. Subasi, N. Huster, C. Bock, A. Kostka, D. Rogalla, K. Schierbaum, A. Devi, Investigation of PEALD grown HfO<sub>2</sub> thin films via near ambient pressure XPS: Precursor tuning for low-temperature process design and a new in-situ examination approach to study thin film surfaces exposed to reactive gases,  ACS applied materials & interfaces 31 (2019) 28407-28422

T. Li, M. Lai, A. Kostka, S. Salomon, S. Zhang, C. Somsen, M. S. Dargusch, D. Kent, Composition of the O′ phase and its direct transformation to α in metastable β-Ti alloys, Scripta Mater. 170 (2019) 183-188


A. Asabre, A. Kostka, O. Stryzhyboroda, J. Pfetzing-Micklich, U. Hecht, G. Laplanche, Effect of Al, Ti and C additions on Widmanstätten microstructure and mechanical properties of cast Al0. 6CoCrFeNi compositionally complex alloys, Materials & Design (2019) 108201.

T. Li, M. Lai, A. Kostka, S. Salomon, S. Zhang, C. Somsen, M.S. Dargusch, D. Kent, Composition of the nanosized orthorhombic O′ phase and its direct transformation to fine α during ageing in metastable β-Ti alloys, Scripta Mater. 170 (2019) 183-188.

D. Zanders, E. Ciftyurek, E. Subaşı, N. Huster, C. Bock, A. Kostka, D. Rogalla, K. Schierbaum, A. Devi, PEALD of HfO2 Thin Films: Precursor Tuning and a New Near-Ambient-Pressure XPS Approach to in Situ Examination of Thin-Film Surfaces Exposed to Reactive Gases, ACS applied materials & interfaces 31 (2019) 28407-28422.

C. Meid, G. Eggeler, P. Watermeyer, A. Kostka, T. Hammerschmidt, R. Drautz, G. Eggeler, M. Bartsch, Stress-induced formation of TCP phases during high temperature low cycle fatigue loading of the single-crystal Ni-base superalloy ERBO/1, Acta Mater. 168 (2019) 343-352.

P. Kontis, A. Kostka, D. Raabe, B. Gault, Influence of composition and precipitation evolution on damage at grain boundaries in a crept polycrystalline Ni-based superalloy, Acta Mater. 166 (2019) 158-167.

D. Zanders, E. Ciftyurek, C. Hoppe, T. de los Arcos, A. Kostka, D. Rogalla, G. Grundmeier, K. Schierbaum, A. Devi, Validation of a Terminally Amino Functionalized Tetra‐Alkyl Sn(IV) Precursor in Metal–Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition of SnO2 Thin Films: Study of Film Growth Characteristics, Optical, and Electrical Properties, Adv. Mater. Int. 6 (2019) 1801540.

X.W. Liu, G. Laplanche, A. Kostka, S.G. Fries, J. Pfetzing-Micklich, G. Liu, E.P. George, Columnar to equiaxed transition and grain refinement of cast CrCoNi medium-entropy alloy by microalloying with titanium and carbon, J. Alloy Compd. 775 (2019) 1068-1076.


X.W. Liu, G. Laplanche, A. Kostka, S.G. Fries, J. Pfetzing-Micklich, G. Liu, E.P. George, Columnar to equiaxed transition and grain refinement of cast CrCoNi medium-entropy alloy by microalloying with titanium and carbon, J. Alloy Compd. 775 (2019) 1068-1076.

S. Berglund, C. Reinhart, A. Kostka, F. Fox, E. P. George, Phase stability and kinetics of σ-phase precipitation in CrMnFeCoNi high-entropy alloys, has been submitted to Acta Materialia, Acta Mater. 161 (2018) 338-351.

S. Kumari, R. Gutowski, J. Junqueira, A. Kostka, K. Hengge, C. Scheu, W. Schuhmann, A. Ludwig, Combinatorial synthesis and high-throughput characterization of Fe-V-O thin film materials libraries for solar water splitting, ACS Comb. Sci., 20 (2018) 544-553.

T. Li, S. Medghalchi, V. Jamebozorgi, A. B. Krishnan, S. Vincent, S. Salomon, A. Parsa, J. Pfetzing, A. Kostka, Y. Li, Multiscale characterization of microstructure at the near-surface of a toothed gear after cyclic loading, JOM 4 (2018) 99-107.

B. Ruttert, O. Horst, I. Lopez-Galilea, D. Langenkämper, A. Kostka, C. Somsen, J. Goerler, M. Ali, O. Shchyglo, I. Steinbach, G. Eggeler, and W. Theisen, Rejuvenation of SX Ni-base superalloy turbine blades: Unlimited service life?, Metall and Mat Trans A 49 (2018) 4262-4273.

L. Cao, P. Wollgramm, D. Bürger, A. Kostka, G. Cailletaud, G. Eggeler, How evolving multiaxial stress states affect the kinetics of rafting during creep of single crystal Ni-base superalloys, Acta Mater.158 (2018) 381-392.

Y.J. Li, A. Kostka, A. Savan, A. Ludwig, Atomic-scale investigation of fast oxidation kinetics of nanocrystalline CrMnFeNiCo thin films, J. Alloy Compd. 66 (2018) 1080-1085.

Y. J. Li, A. Savan, A. Kostka, H. S. Stein and A. Ludwig, Accelerated atomic-scale exploration of phase evolution in compositionally complex materials, Mater. Horiz. 5 (2018) 86-92.

X. Wu, A. Dlouhy, Y.M. Eggeler, E. Spiecker, A. Kostka, C. Somsen, G. Eggeler, On the nucleation of planar faults during low temperature and high stress creep of single crystal Ni-base superalloys, Acta Mater. 144 (2018) 1-14.

L. Pielsticker, I. Zegkinoglou, N. J. Divins, H. Mistry, Yen-Ting Chen, A. Kostka, J. A. Boscoboinik, and B. Roldań Cuenya, Segregation Phenomena in Size-Selected Bimetallic CuNi Nanoparticle Catalysts, J. Phys. Chem. B 122 (2018) 919-926.

T. Oellers, R. Raghavan, J. Chakraborty, C. Kirchlechner, A. Kostka, C. Liebscher, G. Dehm, Microstructure and mechanical properties in the thin film system Cu-Zr, Thin Solid Films 645 (2018) 193-202.

J. Robson, J. dos Santos, P. Staron, T. Fischer, A. Kostka, P. Colegrove, H. Wang, J. Hilgert, L. Bergmann, L. Hütsch, N. Huber, A. Schreyer, Understanding Precipitate Evolution During Friction Stir Welding of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy Through In-situ Measurement Coupled With Simulation, Acta Mater. 148 (2018) 163-172.


T. Oellers, D. König, A. Kostka, S. Xie, J. Brugger, and A. Ludwig, Shape memory micro- and nanowire libraries for the high-throughput investigation of scaling effects, ACS Comb. Sci., 19 (2017) 574-584.

G. Laplanche, A. Kostka, C. Reinhart, J. Hunfeld, G. Eggeler, E.P. George, Reasons for the superior mechanical properties of medium-entropy CrCoNi compared to high-entropy CrMnFeCoNi, Acta Mater. 128 (2017) 292-303.

U. F. H. Suhuddin, V. Fischer, A. Kostka, and J. F. dos Santos, Microstructure evolution in refill friction stir spot weld of a dissimilar Al–Mg alloy to Zn-coated steel, Sci. Technol. Weld. Joining, 102 (2017) 1-8

M.J. Duarte, A. Kostka, D. Crespo, J.A. Jimenez, A.-C. Dippel, F.U. Renner, G. Dehm, Kintetics and crystallization path of a Fe-based metallic glass alloy, Acta Mater. 127 (2017) 341-350.


A. Parsa, M. Ramsperger, A. Kostka, C. Somsen, C. Körner,  G. Eggeler, Transmission Electron Microscopy of a CMSX-4 Ni-Base Superalloy Produced by Selective Electron Beam Melting, Metals 12 (2016) 258.

G.Laplanche, A. Kostka, O. M. Horst, G. Eggeler, E. P. George, Microstructure evolution and critical stress for twinning in the CrMnFeCoNi high-entropy alloy, Acta Mater. 118 (2016) 152–163.

S. Djaziri, Y. Li, G. A. Nematollahi, B. Grabowski, S. Goto, C. Kirchlechner, A. Kostka, S. Doyle, J. Neugebauer, D. Raabe, G. Dehm, Deformation-Induced Martensite: A New Paradigm for Exceptional Steels, Adv. Mater. 35 (2016) 7753–7757.

V. Yardley, I. Povstugar, P.P. Choi, D. Raabe, A. B. Parsa, A. Kostka, C. Somsen, A. Dlouhy, K. Neuking, E. P. George G. Eggeler, On Local Phase Equilibria and the Appearance of Nanoparticles in the Microstructure of Single-Crystal Ni-Base Superalloys, Adv. Eng. Mater. 18 (2016) 1556-1567.

A. Aghajani, J. Tewes, A. B. Parsa, T. Hoffmann, A. Kostka, J. Kloewer, Identification of Mo-Rich M23C6 Carbides in Alloy 718, Metall and Mat Trans A, 47 (2016) 4382–4392.

X. Wu, P. Wollgramm, C. Somsen, A. Dlouhy, A. Kostka, and G. Eggeler, Double minimum creep of single crystal Ni-base superalloys, Acta Mater. 112 (2016) 242-260.

T. Hammerschmidt, J.Koßmann, C.H. Zenk, S. Neumeier, M. Göken, I. Lopez-Galilea, L. Mujica Roncery, S. Huth, A.Kostka, W.Theisen, R. Drautz, The role of local chemical composition for TCP phase precipitation in Ni-base and Co-base superalloys, Superalloys 2016

I. Fedorova, A. Kostka, E. Tkachev, A. Belyakov, R. Kaibyshev, Tempering behavior of a low nitrogen boron-added 9%Cr steel, Mater. Sci. Eng. A 662 (2016) 443-455.

P.Brito, H. Pinto, A. Kostka, The crystallographic template effect assisting the formation of stable α-Al2O3 during low temperature oxidation of Fe–Al alloys, Corros. Sci. 105 (2016) 100-108


I. Lopez-Galilea, J. Koßmann, A. Kostka, R. Drautz, L. Mujica Roncery, T. Hammerschmidt, S. Huth, W. Theisen, The thermal stability of topologically close-packed phases in the single-crystal Ni-base superalloy ERBO/1, J. Mater. Sci., 51 (2015) 2653-2664.

Y. Deng, C. C. Tasan, K. G. Pradeep, H. Springer, A. Kostka, D. Raabe, Design of a twinning-induced plasticity high entropy alloy, Acta Mater. 94 (2015) 124-133.

C. Baldizzone, L. Gan, N. Hodnik, G. P. Keeley, A. Kostka, M. Heggen, et al. (2015). Stability of Dealloyed Porous Pt/Ni Nanoparticles, ACS Catalysis 5 (2015) 5000-5007.

J. Koßmann, C. H. Zenk, I. Lopez-Galilea, S. Neumeier, A. Kostka, S. Huth, W. Theisen, M. Göken, R. Drautz, T. Hammerschmidt, Microsegregation and precipitates of an as-cast Co-based superalloy – microstructural characterization and phase stability modeling, J. Mater. Sci. 50 (2015) 6329-6338.

Y. Deng, C.C. Tasan, K.G. Pradeep, H. Springer, A. Kostka, D. Raabe, Design of a twinning-induced plasticity high entropy alloy, Acta Mater. 94 (2015) 124-133.

H. Rehman, K. Durst, S. Neumeier, A. B. Parsa, A. Kostka, G. Eggeler, M. Göken, Nanoindentation studies of the mechanical properties of the µ phase in a creep deformed Re containing nickel-based superalloy, Mater. Sci. Eng. A 634 (2015) 202-208.

H. Springer, R. Aparicio Fernandez, M.J. Duarte, A. Kostka, D. Raabe, Microstructure refinement for high modulus in-situ metal matrix composite steels via controlled solidification of the system Fe–TiB2, Acta Mater. 96 (2015) 47-56.

M.I. Isik, A. Kostka, V.A. Yardley, K.G. Pradeep, M.J. Duarte, P.P. Choi, D. Raabe and G. Eggeler, The nucleation of Mo-rich Laves phase particles adjacent to M23C6 micrograin boundary carbides in 12% Cr tempered martensite ferritic steels, Acta Mater. 90 (2015) 94-104.

Z. Peng, I. Povstugar, K. Matuszewski, R. Rettig, R. Singer, A. Kostka, P.P. Choi, and D. Raabe, Effects of Ru on elemental partitioning and precipitation of topologically close-packed phases in Ni-based superalloys, Scripta Mater. 101 (2015) 44-47.

A.B.Parsa, P.Wollgramm, H.Buck, A.Kostka, C.Somsen, A.Dlouhy, G.Eggeler, Ledges and grooves at g/g’ interfaces of single crystal superalloys, Acta Mater. 90 (2015) 105-117.

Y.J. Li, A. Kostka, P. Choi, S. Goto, D. Ponge, R. Kirchheim, D. Raabe, Mechanisms of subgrain coarsening and its effect on the mechanical properties of carbon-supersaturated nanocrystalline hypereutectoid steel, Acta Mater. 84 (2015) 110-123.

P. Chen, L. Wang, P. Wang, A.Kostka, M. Wark, M. Muhler and R. Beranek, CNT-TiO2 Composites for Improved Co-Catalyst Dispersion and Stabilized Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production, Catalysts 5 (2015) 270-285.

C. Baldizzone, S. Mezzavilla, N. Hodnik, A.R. Zeradjanin, A.Kostka, F. Schüth and K.J.J. Mayrhofer, Activation of carbon-supported catalysts by ozonized acidic solutions for the direct implementation in (electro-)chemical reactors, Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 1226-1229.

B. Parsa, P. Wollgramm, H. Buck, C. Somsen, A. Kostka, I. Povstugar, P. P. Choi, D. Raabe, A. Dlouhy, J. Müller, E. Spiecker, K. Demtroder, J. Schreuer, K. Neuking, G. Eggeler, Advanced Scale Bridging Microstructure Analysis of Single Crystal Ni‐Base Superalloys, Adv. Eng. Mater. 17 (2015) pp. 216-230.


D. Iqbal, A. Kostka, A. Bashir, A. Sarfraz, Y. Chen, A.D. Wieck, and A. Erbe, Sequential Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanorod Arrays at Room Temperature via a Corrosion Process: Application in Visible Light Photocatalysis, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6 (2014) 18728-18734.

I. Isik, A. Kostka, and G. Eggeler, On the nucleation of Laves phase particles during high-temperature exposure and creep of tempered martensite ferritic steels, Acta Mater. 81 (2014) 230-240.

Li, D. Raabe, M. Herbig, P.P. Choi, S. Goto, A. Kostka, H. Yarita, C. Borchers, R. Kirchheim, Segregation Stabilizes Nanocrystalline Bulk Steel with Near Theoretical Strength, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) 1061041-1061045.

W. Guo, E. A. Jägle, P. P. Choi, J. Yao, A. Kostka, J. M. Schneider, D. Raabe, Shear-Induced Mixing Governs Codeformation of Crystalline-Amorphous Nanolaminates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) 035501-035505

M. Wang, C. C. Tasan, D. Ponge, A. Kostka, and D. Raabe, Smaller is less stable: Size effects on twinning vs. transformation of reverted austenite in TRIP-maraging steels, Acta Mater. 79 (2014) 268-281.

N. Hodnik, C. Jeyabharathi, J. C. Meier, A. Kostka, K. L. Phani, A. Rečnik, M. Bele, S. Hočevar, M. Gaberšček and K. J. J. Mayrhofer, Effect of ordering of PtCu3 nanoparticle structure on the activity and stability for the oxygen reduction reaction, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 16 (2014) 13610-13615.

A. Altin, S. Wohletz, W. Krieger, A. Kostka, P.r Groche, A. Erbe, Nanoscale understanding of bond formation during cold welding of aluminum and steel, Adv. Mater. Res. 966-967 (2014) 445-452.

J. Duarte, A. Kostka, J. A. Jimenez, P. Choi, J. Klemm, D. Crespo, D. Raabe, F. U. Renner, Crystallization, phase evolution and corrosion of Fe-based metallic glasses: An atomic-scale structural and chemical characterization study, Acta Mater. 71 (2014) 20-30.

P. Chen, F. Yang, A. Kostka, W. Xia, Interaction of Cobalt Nanoparticles with Oxygen- and Nitrogen-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and Impact on Nitrobenzene Hydrogenation Catalysis, ACS Catal. 4 (2014) 1478-1486.

O. Cojocaru-Mirédin, Y. Fu, A. Kostka, R. Sáez-Araoz, A. Beyer, N. Knaub, K. Volz, C.-H. Fischer, D. Raabe, Interface engineering and characterization at the atomic scale of pure and mixed ion layer gas reaction buffer layers in chalcopyrite thin film solar cells, Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 26 (2014) 705-716.

M. Dumont, T. Tütken, A. Kostka, M.J. Duarte, S. Borodin, Structural and functional characterization of enamel pigmentation in shrews, J. Struct. Biol., 186 (2014) 38-48.

K.D. Zilnyk, H.R.Z. Sandim, R.E. Bolmaro, R. Lindau, A. Möslang, A. Kostka, D. Raabe, Long-term microstructural stability of oxide-dispersion strengthened Eurofer steel annealed at 800 °C, J. Nucl. Mater. 448 (2014) 33-42.

M. Gogoi, P. Deb, D. Sen, S. Mazumder, and A. Kostka, Enhanced Quantum Confined Stark Effect in a mesoporous hybrid multifunctional system, Solid State Commun. 187 (2014) 48-52.


P. Chen, L. M. Chew, A. Kostka, K. Xie, M. Muhler, W. Xia, Purified oxygen- and nitrogen-modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes as metal-free catalysts for selective olefin hydrogenation, J Energy Chem. 22 (2013) 312-320.

K. Jha, M. Shameem, A. B. Patel, A. Kostka, P. Schneider, A. Erbe, P. Deb, Simple synthesis of superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles as highly efficient contrast agent, Mater. Lett. 95 (2013) 186-189.

P. Wang, P. Chen, A. Kostka, R. Marschall, M. Wark, Control of Phase Coexistence in Calcium Tantalate Composite Photocatalysts for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Production, Chem. Mater. 25 (2013) 4739-4745.

J. R. Sandim, D. Tytko, A. Kostka, P. Choi, S. Awaji, K. Watanabe, D. Raabe, Grain boundary segregation in a bronze-route Nb3Sn superconducting wire studied by atom probe tomography, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 26 (2013) 055008-055008.

P. Chen, L.M. Chew, A. Kostka, M. Muhler, W. Xia, The structural and electronic promoting effect of nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes on supported Pd nanoparticles for selective olefin hydrogenation, Catal. Sci. Technol. 3 (2013) 1964-1971.


R. Naraparaju, H.J. Christ, F.U. Renner, A. Kostka, Dislocation Engineering and its effect on the oxidation behaviour, Mater. High Temp. 29 (2012) 116-122.

J.C. Meier, I. Katsounaros, C. Galeano, Stability investigations of electrocatalysts on the nanoscale, Energy Environ. Sci. 5 (2012) 9319-9330.

C. Meier, C. Galeano, I. Katsounaros, A. A. Topalov, A. Kostka, F. Schuth, K.J.J. Mayrhofer, Degradation Mechanisms of Pt/C Fuel Cell Catalysts under Simulated Start-Stop Conditions, ACS Catal. 2 (2012) 832-843.

M. Gogoi, P. Deb, G. Vasan, P. Keil, A. Kostka, A. Erbe, Direct monophasic replacement of fatty acid by DMSA on SPION surface, Appl. Surf. Sci. 258 (2012) 9685-9691

M. Gogoi, P. Deb, A. Kostka, Differential tunability effect on the optical properties of doped and undoped quantum dots, Phys. Stat. Sol. A 209 (2012) 1543-1551.

R.S. Coelho, A. Kostka, J.F. dos Santos, A. Kaysser-Pyzalla, Friction-stir dissimilar welding of aluminium alloy to high strength steels: Mechanical properties and their relation to microstructure, Mater. Sci. Eng., A 556 (2012) 175-183.

D. Tytko, P. P. Choi, J. Klöwer, A. Kostka, G. Inden, D. Raabe, Microstructural evolution of a Ni-based superalloy (617B) at 700°C studied by electron microscopy and atom probe tomography, Acta Mater. 60 (2012) 1731-1740.

A. Szczepaniak, J. Fan, A. Kostka, D. Raabe, On the Correlation Between Thermal Cycle and Formation of Intermetallic Phases at the Interface of Laser-Welded Aluminum-Steel Overlap Joints, Adv. Eng. Mater. 14 (2012) 464-472.

J. Garcia, R. Pitonak, L. Agudo, Synthesis of titanium carbonitride coating layers with star-shaped crystallite morphology, Mater. Lett. 68 (2012) 71-74.


J. Song, A. Kostka, M. Veehmayer, D. Raabe, Hierarchical microstructure of explosive joints: Example of titanium to steel cladding, Mater. Sci. Eng., A 528 (2011) 2641-2647.

H. Springer, A. Kostka, J. dos Santos, D. Raabe, Influence of intermetallic phases and Kirkendall-porosity on the mechanical properties of joints between steel and aluminium alloys, Mater. Sci. Eng., A 528 (2011) 4630-4642.

H. Springer, A. Kostka, E. Payton, D. Raabe, A. Kaysser-Pyzalla, G. Eggeler, Influence of intermetallic phases and Kirkendall-porosity on the mechanical properties of joints between steel and aluminium alloys, Mater. Sci. Eng., A 528 (2011) 4630-4642.

P. Choi, I. Povstugar, J. Ahn, A. Kostka, Thermal stability of TiAlN/CrN multilayer coatings studied by atom probe tomography, Ultramicroscopy 111 (2011) 518-523.

R. Naraparaju, H.J. Christ, F.U. Renner, A. Kostka, Effect of shot-peening on the oxidation behaviour of boiler steels, Oxid. Met. 76 (2011), 233-245.

M. Dumont, A. Kostka, P.M. Sander, A. Borbely, A. Kaysser-Pyzalla, Size and size distribution of apatite crystals in sauropod fossil bones Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 310 (2011) 108-116.

M. Dumont, A. Borbely, A. Kostka, P. M. Sander, A. Kaysser-Pyzalla, Crystallographic investigations of a growth series of apatosaurus long bones: implications for biomechanics, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31 (2011) 102-102.


J. Garcia, R. Pitonak, R. Weißenbacher, A. Köpf, F. Soldera, S. Suarez, F. Miguel, H. Pinto, A. Kostka, F. Mücklich, Design and characterization of novel wear resistant multilayer CVD coatings with improved adhesion between Al2O3 and Ti (C, N), Adv. Eng. Mater. 12 (2010) 929-934.

D. Raabe, P.P. Choi, L.I. YUJIAO, A. Kostka, X. Sauvage, F. Lecouturier, K. Hono, R. Kirchheim, R. Pippan, D. Embury, Metallic composites processed via extreme deformation: Toward the limits of strength in bulk materials, MRS Bulletin 35 (2010) 982-991.

J. Rao, E.J. Payton, C. Somsen, K. Neuking, G. Eggeler, A. Kostka, J.F. dos Santos, Where Does the Lithium Go? – A Study of the Precipitates in the Stir Zone of a Friction Stir Weld in a Li-containing 2xxx series Al Alloy, Adv. Eng. Mater. 12 (2010) 298-303.


P.A. Silva, S. Weber, A. Kostka, W. Theisen, W. Reimers, A.R. Pyzalla, Microstructure Characterization of Tool Steel Claddings Co-Extruded on Low Alloyed Steel Substrates, Adv. Eng. Mater. 11 5 (2009) 364-369.

C. Barbatti, J. Garcia, H. Pinto, A. Kostka, A. Di Prinzio, M.H. Staia, R. Pitonak, A.R. Pyzalla, Influence of micro-blasting on the microstructure and residual stresses of CVD κ-Al2O3 coatings, Surf. Coat. Technol. 203 (2009) 3708-3717.

R.S. Coelho, A. Kostka, H. Pinto, A. Rothkirch, J. Dos Santos, A.R. Pyzalla, Microstructure and Residual Stress Formation in an AA6040 to AZ31B Friction Stir Weld, Adv. X-Ray Anal. 52 (2009) 360-367.

A. Kostka, R.S. Coelho, J. dos Santos, A.R. Pyzalla, Microstructure of friction stir welding of aluminium alloy to magnesium alloy, Scripta Mater. 60 (2009) 953-956.


R.S. Coelho, A. Kostka, H. Pinto, S. Riekehr, M. Koçak, A.R. Pyzalla, Microstructure and Residual Stresses in Dissimilar Mg-Al-Zn-alloy Single Overlap Laser Beam Welds, Mater. Sci. Forum 571-572 (2008) 361-366.

R.S. Coelho, A. Kostka, H. Pinto, S. Riekehr, M. Koçak, A.R. Pyzalla Microstructure and mechanical properties of magnesium alloy AZ31B laser beam welds, Mater. Sci. Eng., A 485 (2008) 20-30.

R.S. Coelho, A. Kostka, S. Sheikhi, J. dos Santos, A.R. Pyzalla, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of an AA6181-T4 Aluminium Alloy to HC340LA High Strength Steel Friction Stir Overlap Weld, Adv. Eng. Mater. 10 (2008) 961-972.

R.S. Coelho, A. Kostka, J. dos Santos, A.R. Pyzalla, ESBD technique visualization of material flow in aluminum to steel friction stir dissimilar welding, Adv. Eng. Mater. 10 (2008) 1127-1133.

A. Kostka, K.-G. Tak, G. Eggeler, On the effect of equal-channel angular pressing on creep of tempered martensite ferritic steels, Mater. Sci. Eng., A 481 (2008) 723-726.


A. Kostka, K.Tak, R. Hellmig, Y. Estrin, G. Eggeler, On the contribution of carbides and micrograin boundaries to the creep strength of tempered martensite ferritic steels, Acta Mater. 55 (2007) 539-550.

A. Kostka, G. Mälzer, G. Eggeler, A. Dlouhy, S. Reese, L12-phase cutting during high temperature and low stress creep of a Re-containing Ni-based single crystal superalloy, J. Mater. Sci. 42 (2007) 3951-3957.


A. Kostka, G. Mälzer, G. Eggeler, High-temperature dislocation plasticity in the single-crystal superalloy LEK94, Journal of Microscopy 223 (2006) 295-297.


G. Mälzer, A. Kostka, G. Eggeler, S. Reese, T. Mack, Miniature Specimen Creep Testing of a Single Crystal Superalloy with Additions of RE, TMS Letters 2 (2005) 27-28.


R. Portier, P. Vermaut, M. Hÿtch, A. Kostka, D. Stróż, Fourier Spectroscopy of images in material science, in: H. Morawiec, D. Stróz: Applied Crystallography Proceedings of the XIX Conference, World Scientific Publisching Co. Pte. Ltd. (2003) 86-92.

P. Pączkowski, M. Gigla, A. Kostka, H. Morawiec, The software tool for lattice parameters determination from nanoareas using CBED patterns, Mater. Chem. Phys. 81 (2003) 233-236.

A. Kostka, J. Lelątko, M. Gigla, H. Morawiec, A. Janas, TEM study of the interface in ceramic reinforced – aluminium based composites, Mater. Chem. Phys. 81 (2003) 323-325.

M. Gigla, P. Pączkowski, A. Kostka, K. Prusik, H. Morawiec, Wyznaczanie parametrów sieci krystalicznej metodą dyfrakcji zbieżnej wiązki elektronów (CBED), Archiwum nauki o materiałach, 24 (2003) 113-127.


R.S. Coelho, A.Kostka, J. dos Santos, A.R. Pyzalla, Microstructure of Aluminum-based Friction-stir Dissimilar Welds, in: D. Lohwasser and Z. Chen (editors): Friction stir welding: From basics to applications, Woodhead Publishing (1010) 314-400.

M. Dumont, A.R. Pyzalla, A. Kostka and A. Borbély, Characterization of Sauropod bone structure, in: N. Klein, K. Remes and P.M. Sander (editors): Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: understanding the life of giants. Indiana University Press (2011) 150-170.

D. Raabe, D. Ponge, R. Kirchheim, H. Assadi, Y. Li, S. Goto, A. Kostka, M. Herbig, S. Sandlöbes, M. Kuzmina, Interface Segregation in Advanced Steels Studied at the Atomic Scale, in: Dmitri A. Molodov (editor): Microstructural Design of Advanced Engineering Materials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA (2013) 267-298.