"What we call physics comprises that group of natural sciences which base their concepts on measurements; and whose concepts and propositions lend themselves to mathematical formulation. Its realm is accordingly defined as that part of the sum total of our knowledge which is capable of being expressed in mathematical terms. With the progress of science, the realm of physics has so expanded that it seems to be limited only by the limitations of the method itself." - Albert Einstein
The Institute employs more than 50 academic teachers and scientists, administrative, and technical staff, as well as about a dozen of PhD students.
Research investigations of the Institute are associated with the four main scientific disciplines:
Thus, research efforts are carried out in the following Institute Departments:
Moreover, research excellence of the Institute is realized within five scientific layers:
Research efforts are conducted on: technology of AVBVICVII compounds as nano-wires and filled carbon nanotubes (1), technology of temperature-electrically tunable photonic crystals (2), laser beam interactions with composite materials (3), impedance spectroscopy measurements of nanomaterials, mono- and poly-crystals (4), a photo-magneto-electro effects in graphene (5).
Research efforts are conducted on: determination of thermal properties of materials, including the local ones at micrometer scale and investigation of thermal properties at nanometer scale with the use of thermal atomic force microscopy (1), 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 (2), gas sensor design and construction with the use of surface acoustic waves (3).
Research efforts are conducted on: 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) (1), absolute dating by luminescence methods in geology, geomorphology, palaeogeography and archaeology in order to determine ages of geological sediments and archaeological objects (2), alpha and gamma spectrometry used to study processes occurring in the natural environment such as soil erosion or lake sedimentation (3).
Our research politics relies on intense cooperation with academic units and industrial laboratories spread all over the World based on joint research projects of bilateral agreements. The centers as as follows: