The main activity of the Experimental Solid State Physics Department is the synthesis of new materials, the determination of their atomic structure and the measurement of their various physical properties. The target of this research is to obtain advanced materials and reach a detailed understanding of their structure-property relationships. This is invention motivated research that mixes well experimental and computational physics, material- and methodology-based approaches, traditional and very new research directions. The investigated materials are as diverse as metallic nanoparticles, thin films, fullerenes, nanotubes, metal-organic networks and protein solutions, experimental techniques include x-ray diffraction, NMR, Mössbauer and optical spectroscopies. Computational physics is also very strong in the department, mathematical and numerical modeling of complex solidification patterns and processes in advanced materials, including colloids, metals, polymers, metamaterials, and biomorphic crystal aggregates are carried out. Important problems of XFEL single particle imaging were also solved recently and active participation in these measurements is planned in the future.
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