E v e n t s & N e w s
International School and Workshop on
Electronic Crystals ECRYS-2014
Cargèse, France, August 11-23 2014
Kristijan Velebit participated in the Workshp and presented an invited talk
Imprints of nanostructured and Mott phase in optical phonons and continua of 1T-TaS2
Velebit, Kristijan; Popčević, Petar; Batistić, Ivo; Berger, H.; Dressel, M.; Smontara, Ana; Barišić, Neven; Forró, László; Tutiš, Eduard.
From Solid State To BioPhysics VII:
From Basic To Life Sciences
June 07 - 14, 2014, Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Petar Popčević presented:
Evolution of electronic scattering on frustrated magnetic system under pressure (invited talk)
Popčević, Petar; Batistić, Ivo; Velebit, Kristijan; Živković, Ivica; Barišić, Neven; Tutiš, Eduard; Smontara, Ana; Sidorenko, J.; Jaćimović, J.; Tsyrulin, N.; Piatek, J.; Berger, H.; Forró László.
Ana Smontara presented:
Intermetallic compounds: from crystal structure to physical properties (invited talk with poster)
Sorić, Marija; Popčević, Petar; Batistić, Ivo; Smontara, Ana.
At the C-MAC 2013 Meeting
December 9 – 12, 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Petar Popčević gave a talk
Thermoelectric properties of Ba8Au5.25Ge40.3□0.45 under hydrostatic pressure
and presented two posters:
Electronic transport in high quality d-AlCoNi quasiperiodic crystals
Petar Popčević, Jovica Ivkov, Peter Gille, and Ana Smontara
Quantum critical behavior in transport properties of i-AuAlYb
Petar Popčević, Kristijan Velebit, Jovica Ivkov, Shiro Kashimoto, Janez Dolinšek, and Ana Smontara
PhD student Sorić Marija presented a poster
Al-Mo thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering
J. Ivkov, N. Radić, K. Salamon and M. Sorić
6 December 2013 on TV
Our members participated in TV programme 'Treći element' with a contribution on quasicrystalls
C-MAC meeting on complex intermetallic compounds with potential
for thermoelectric applications
14 October 2013, Institute of Solid State Physics, TU Wien, Austria
Petar Popčević gave a talk
Thermoelectric properties of
under hydrostatic pressure
4 June 2013
A new PhD student Marija Sorić
(Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb) joined our group
C-MAC Days 2012
10-13 December, Kraków, Poland
Our members have presented:
Petar Popčević, Ante Bilušić, Janez Dolinšek and Ana Smontara
Thermal transort properties in complex metallic alloys
S. Jazbec, P. Koželj, S. Vrtnik, Z. Jagličić,
P. Popčević, J. Ivkov, D. Stanić,
A. Smontara, M, Feuerbacher and J. Dolinšek
Physical properties of δ-FeZn10 complex intermetallic
Junior Travel Awards
Bc.S. Kristijan Velebit and Dr Petar Popčević were awarded
Junior Travel Awards. The awards have be used to attended the International Conference
a quadruple JVC-14 / EVC-12 / AMDVG-11 / CroSloVM-19 Conference
June, 4-8, 2012, Dubrovnik
The members and colaborators of laboratory have presented:
Thermoelectric properties of quasicrystals (invited talk)
P. Popčević, K. Velebit, D. Stanić, J. Ivkov, Ž. Bihar, A. Bilušić, A. Smontara
Some correlations between electrical, mechanical and thermal transport properties of the Al-(Nb, Mo, Ta, W) thin films
T. Car, M. Jerčinović, N. Radić, J. Ivkov
Amorphous Al-V thin films and their thermal stability
N. Radić, P. Dubček, M. Ristić, Z. Siketić, J. Ivkov, Ž. Skoko, A. Tonejc
Relaxation-Crystalization Processes in Al-TE binary amorphous thin films (talk)
M. Jerčinović, T. Car, N. Radić, J. Ivkov
At the International
March, 25-28, 2012, Zagreb
The members and colaborators of laboratory have presented:
Scattering Rates in Cuprates (talk)
Superconductor within insulator: case of titanium nitride
A. Bilušić, D. Kalok, T. I. Baturina, V. M. Vinokur, C. Strunk
Transport properties of 1T-TaS2 single crystal
J. Ivkov, K. Velebit, P. Popčević, A. Smontara, A. Bilušić, H. Berger, L. Forró
Magnetic ordering of Co1/3NbS2 under pressure
P. Popčević, J. Jaćimović, I. Smiljanić, A. Bilušić, A. Smontara,
H. Berger, J. Piatek2, N. Tsyrulin2, N. Barišić, L. Forró
Optical conductivity of the nano-textured phase in 1T-TaS2
K. Velebit, P. Popčević, E. Tutiš, A. Smontara, H. Berger, L. Forró, M. Eichler, D. Wu,
N. Barišić, M. Dressel
CMAC Days 2011 - The University of Liverpool
8-9th November 2011
Ana Smontara and Denis Stanić have presented:
Magnetic and transport properties of δ-Zn10Fe
D. Stanić, P. Popčević, J. Ivkov, A. Smontara, M. Bobnar, S. Vrtnik, M. Feuerbacher, Z. Jagličić, J. Dolinšek
Anisotropy of transport properties in the single d-Al-Co-Ni quasicrystals
M. Bobnar, P. Popčević, J. Ivkov D. Stanid, P. Gille, J. Dolinšek, A. Smontara
On the picture are Peter Gille, Ana Smontara, Brigite Bauer and Denis Stanić during the Gala dinner at Victoria Gallery and Museum
Kristijan Velebit concluded his DAAD funded 4-month visit (September-December, 2011) to the 1. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart
Bruker 113 spectrometer with the gold evaporation chamber.
Polished copper cone used to mount the sample inside the gold evaporation chamber.
Two new Bc.S.
On 07.11.2011 our student Danijel Kolarić defended successfully his diploma work with the title
Kvazikristali kao potencijalni termoelektrični materijali
On 07.13.2011 our student Danijel Cmrk defended successfully his diploma work with the title
Hallov efekt monokristala kompleksnih metalnih slitina
Kristijan Velebit concluded his UKF funded 2-month visit (May-June, 2011) to the 1. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart
K. Velebit next to the Bruker 66 spectroscope with a Hyperion microscope
The first gold evaporation unit prepared by K. Velebit
Petar Popčević second time in Lausanne
May, 16.-27, 2011, EPFL, Lausanne
For the beginning P. Popčević drilled a few CuBe gaskets in Lausanne.
Book Series on Complex Metallic Alloys - Vol. 2
PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
OF COMPLEX INTERMETALLICS
edited by Esther Belin-Ferré (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
The book is the second in a series of books written by reputed experts in the fields of metal physics, surface physics, surface chemistry, metallurgy, and process engineering, and provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge in complex metallic alloys.
An important chapter of this book , “Thermal Conductivity of Complex Metallic Alloys “, was written by Ana Smontara, the head of the Laboratory for the physics of transport phenomena and her collaborators Ante Bilušić, Željko Bihar and Igor Smiljanić.
CONTENTS of the book,
INFORMATIONS about the book on World Scientific pages
First book on CMAs at an introductory level
Covering fundamental research as well as real-world applications, this first book on
at an introductory level treats everything from atomistic details to surface processing. Comprehensive, self-contained chapters provide readers with the latest knowledge on the most salient features of the topic, selected in terms of their relevance to potential technological applications. Edited by one of the most distinguished authorities on quasicrystals and this most important of their subclasses, the contributions elucidate aspects of CMAs from a particular viewpoint: physical and chemical characteristics in the sub-nanometer regime, mesoscale phenomena, preparation and processing of thin films, and large-scale engineering properties. The whole is rounded off by a look at the commercial potential of CMA-based applications. For PhD students and lecturers alike.
An important chapter of this book is
″Anisotropic transport properties of complex metallic alloys″,
which include both the theory and experiment, was written by Janey Dolinšek and
who is the Project Leader of the Laboratory for the physics of transport phenomena.
CONTENTS of the book or
INFORMATIONS about the book on WILLEY-VCH pages
A new doctor of science
On 10.29.2010 our PhD student Petar Popčević defended successfully his thesis with the title
Anisotropy of the transport properties of the
approximants to decagonal quasicrystals
Dr Petar Popčević, and mentor Dr Ana Smontara pointing to the next candidate Bc.S. Kristijan Velebit.
From the laboratory
The investigations of the anisotropic transport properties of a large single crystal
of decagonal Al-Ni-Co single crystal are near the completion.
Article with the results will be prepared soon.
From the Internet - an answer to one old question
Up to now about 100 quasicrystalls have been produced in laboratories.
For a 25 years old question whether the quasicrystals can be formed and remain stable under qeologic
conditions find the ansver from
Prof. Paul J. Steinhardt
Dr Matej Komelj from IJS Ljubljana conducted, on 10.05.2010, the one day workshop
on using Wien2K and Boltztrap software for calculation of electronic properties of crystal-structures.
(On the picture Dr M. Komelj is standing right and left is
Dr E. Tutiš)