Research areas

The PHYMS is composed of ten laboratories.

These are:

The Laboratory for Photovoltaics (LPV) works on new materials for solar cells. The issues are:
- The development of new structures and processes for the preparation of thin film solar cells and
- The fundamental materials physics of novel semiconductors used as absorbers in these devices...

The Laboratory for Energy Materials (LEM) is interested in making and testing complex materials necessary for energy conversion and storage using low cost and innovative methods...

The NanoMagnetism Group carries out research in the field of magnetism and magnetic materials, mainly using the technique of neutron scattering...

Physics of Advanced Materials: today, polymers play a major role in everyday life. Processing of polymers during production and modification of polymers for specific needs belong to common tasks in technology...

Experimental Soft Matter Physics: As our group name reveals, we do experimental research on various types of soft matter, primarily liquid crystals, colloids and polymers. Our interests span from phenomena that are intriguing from a fundamental physics point of view...

Complex Systems and Statistical Mechanics: recent developments in experimental techniques significantly improved our ability to build and manipulate systems at the nanoscale. The driving force behind these achievements is the enormous impact of artificial nanodevices on modern technologies...

Theory of Mesoscopic Systems focuses on quantum mechanical effects in modern mesoscopic systems, more particularly topological insulators and superconductors, one-dimensional quantum systems and nanomechanical systems in the quantum regime...

Theoretical Solid-State Physics: the macroscopic properties (such as colour, hardness, electrical and thermal conductivity) of materials are determined by the movement of atoms and electrons on the microscopic scale...

Theoretical Chemical Physics develop advanced quantum-mechanical first-principles methods.