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Institute of Physics - Centre for Science and Education - Scientific research


Research investigations of the Institute are associated with four main scientific disciplines:

  • solid state physics,
  • physics of semiconducting nanostructures along with magnetoelectronics,
  • generally understood applied physics,
  • physics of radioisotopes.


Moreover, research excellence of the Institute is implemented within five scientific layers:

  • New concepts and innovations (simulations, modelling, complex systems, econophysics)
  • Basic and innovative investigations of nanomaterials (graphene and single wires)
  • Technology (sonochemical, sputtering, thin-layers)
  • Measurement possibilities (optical, electronical, morphological, thermal, isotopic)
  • Sensors (from applied perspective: gases, photovoltaics, UV)


Institute is divided into separate Departments, responsible for conducting research in the following fields of study:


Department of Solid State Physics

  • technology of AVBVICVII compounds as nanowires and filled carbon nanotubes,
  • technology of temperature-electrically tuneable photonic crystals,
  • laser beam interactions with composite materials,
  • impedance spectroscopy measurement of nanomaterials, mono- and poly-crystals,
  • photo-magneto-electro effects in graphene.



Department of Applied Physics

  • computer simulations of energy levels in near-surface and interface regions in semiconductors,
  • Auger spectroscopy of chemical profiles in materials,
  • optical spectroscopies of micro- and nanoelectronic widegap devices (GaAs, InP, GaN, SiC),
  • micromagnetic simulations of nanomagnetic structures,
  • Kerr-effect spectroscopy of patterned ferromagnetic structures,
  • simulations of textile magnetism and surface image processing of textile materials.
  • determination of thermal properties of materials, including local ones at micrometre scale and investigation of thermal properties at nanometre scale with the use of thermal atomic force microscopy,
  • analysis of electronic properties of metal-insulator-semiconductor structures in hetero-junctions, and semiconducting devices in general, using Deep-Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) and Isothermal Capacitance Transient Spectroscopy (ICTS) methods,
  • gas sensor design and construction with the use of surface acoustic waves.


Department of Radioisotopes

  • radiocarbon dating of residual concentrations of naturally occurring 14C in materials containing organic or inorganic carbon using Liquid Scintillation Counting (LSC) and Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy (AMS),
  • absolute dating by luminescence methods in geology, geomorphology, paleogeography and archaeology in order to determine the age of geological sediments and archaeological objects,
  • alpha and gamma spectrometry used to study processes occurring in the natural environment, such as soil erosion or lake sedimentation.
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Admission 2019/2020
Art & Design Competition
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ELSEVIER Awards Poland
HR Excellence in Research
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