Apostolopoulos George

Senior Researcher

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George Apostolopoulos received his BSc (1991) and PhD (1997) degrees from the Physics Department of the National University of Athens, Greece. He has worked at the Paul-Drude Institut, Berlin (1997-2000) and the Institute of Materials Science of NCSR "Demokritos" (2000-2003). During this period his work has been mainly devoted to the growth and characterization of semiconductor materials and devices. In 2004 he joined the Institute of Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection of NCSR "Demokritos" as a research associate, working on the development and application of neutron and X-ray scattering techniques in the characterization of materials. Since 2008 he is a researcher of the Institute. His current research focuses on the properties of materials for future fusion energy systems and particularly on the effects of radiation damage and recovery.



Theodorou, A., Syskaki, M.-A., Kotsina, Z., Axiotis, M., Apostolopoulos, G., & Fu, C.-C. (2022). Interactions between irradiation defects and nitrogen in α‐Fe: an integrated experimental and theoretical study. Acta Materialia, 239, 118227. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2022.118227 [Accepted manuscript]
Kotsina, Z., Theodorou, A., Mitsi, E., Axiotis, M., & Apostolopoulos, G. (2022). The effect of recrystallization on the resistivity recovery of W. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 558, 153368 doi:10.1016%2Fj.jnucmat.2021.153368


Harissopulos, S., Andrianis, M., Axiotis, M., Lagoyannis, A., Karydas, A. G., Kotsina, Z., Laoutaris, A., Apostolopoulos, G., Theodorou, A., Zouros, T. J. M., Madesis, I., & Benis, E. P. (2021). The Tandem Accelerator Laboratory of NCSR “Demokritos”: current status and perspectives. The European Physical Journal Plus, 136(6). 10.1140/epjp/s13360-021-01596-5


Mayer, M., Möller, S., Rubel, M., Widdowson, A., Charisopoulos, S., Ahlgren, T., Alves, E., Apostolopoulos, G., Barradas, N. P., Donnelly, S., Fazinić, S., Heinola, K., Kakuee, O., Khodja, H., Kimura, A., Lagoyannis, A., Li, M., Markelj, S., Mudrinic, M., … Wang, Y. Q. (2020). Ion beam analysis of fusion plasma-facing materials and components: Facilities and research challenges. Nuclear Fusion, 60(2). doi:10.1088/1741-4326/ab5817


Apostolopoulos, G. and Kotsina, Z. (2017). On the analysis of stage I in the resistivity recovery of electron irradiated iron. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 483:142-148 doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.11.001 [Accepted Manuscript]


Apostolopoulos, George & Lukianova, V & Kotsina, Z & Lagoyannis, Anastasios & Mergia, Konstantina & Harissopulos, Sotirios & Messoloras, Spyros. (2016). The influence of carbon on the resistivity recovery of proton irradiated Fe-11 at.% Cr alloys. Nuclear Materials and Energy. doi:10.1016/j.nme.2016.09.007 [Accepted manuscript]
Papamihail, K., Mergia, K., Ott, F., Serruys, Y., Speliotis, T., Apostolopoulos, G., & Messoloras, S. (2016). Fe+ ion irradiation induced changes in structural and magnetic properties of iron films. Nuclear Materials and Energy, 9, 459–464. doi: 10.1016/j.nme.2016.03.006


M.Yu. Lavrentiev, K. Mergia, M. Gjoka, D. Nguyen-Manh, G. Apostolopoulos, and S.L. Dudarev. (2012). “Magnetic Cluster Expansion Simulation and Experimental Study of  High Temperature Magnetic Properties of Fe-Cr Alloys”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24, 326001. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0953-8984/24/32/326001