Research area

 

Transport properties of solids

Preparation and characterization of  semiconductors, particulary thermoelectric (TE) materials used for construction of Peltir coolers and TE generators. Preparation of diluted magnetic semiconductors. Preparation of single crystals of narrow gap and layered semiconductors.

 

Optical laboratory

Optical characterization of nanostructures (bulk, single layers, multilayers, photonic crystals); characterization of optical gratings.

 

Liquid crystals

Investigation of chiral nematic and chiral smectic (ferroelectric) liquid crystals in an electric field. Measurement of light transmission-voltage characteristics and velocity of electrooptical effects.

 

X-Ray and synchrotron techniques

Diffraction and small angle scattering of X-Rays and synchrotron radiation in ordinary as well as special environment, such as high pressure, electric field at low or high temperatures possibly with time resolution. Materials studyied mainly are polymers, biopolymers and intercalates.


Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Construction Materials and Heat Transfer in Building Structures

Heat transfer modelling in building structures, measurement methodology of thermo-mechanical quantities of energy-efficient building constructions and their standardization, dynamics of convective and radiative heat transfer, its computer modelling and visualization of heat flow fields (CFD).