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Nove slikovno-analitske metode (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.21.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Technology driven physics   
1.02.01  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physics  Physics of condesed matter 
1.02.08  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physics  Medical physics 

Code Science Field
1.03  Natural Sciences  Physical sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  33229  PhD Patricia Cotič  Technology driven physics  Junior researcher  2010 - 2012  53 
2.  19201  PhD David John Heath  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2011 - 2012  193 
3.  11892  PhD Zvonko Jagličić  Physics  Head  2009 - 2012  731 
4.  28581  PhD Marko Jagodič  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  229 
5.  08274  PhD Vojko Jazbinšek  Physics  Researcher  2010 - 2012  200 
6.  34202  Arkady Levanyuk  Physics  Technical associate  2011 - 2012 
7.  04317  PhD Janko Lužnik  Physics  Researcher  2011 - 2012  223 
8.  28894  Dimitrij Najdovski    Technical associate  2009 - 2011  24 
9.  02558  PhD Janez Pirnat  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2010  226 
10.  00208  PhD Zvonko Trontelj  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  595 
11.  11035  PhD Aleksander Zidanšek  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  361 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0101  Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics  Ljubljana  5055598000  20,257 
2.  2338  Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School  Ljubljana  1917544  11,449 
Significance for science
The GPR radar is nowadays successfully used in construction-building, geology, archaeology, in ecology and related technical branches for detection of defects in construction, identification of underground geological layers or archaeological fragments, for mapping of underground installations or their malfunctions, erratic sewage discharges and other environmental threats. The success of the method is limited by the difficulties in the reflected signal analysis and reconstruction/recognition of the underground reflecting object. New algorithms with a faster reconstruction of 3D object image from the received signals can be used in all the above mentioned fields. Thus they will enable recognition of characteristic shapes under the surface or behind the obstacles and also the hidden illicit/dangerous objects at public places, in transport vehicles and in postal packages. The method of detection of the weakest magnetic signals using the new tuned magnetometer with optical pumping of alcaline (potassium K) vapour, which was developed in 2009, is exceptionally interesting for non-invasive investigations of brain currents by measuring their induced magnetic field. The "Thermal memory cell" and a submitted patent may lead in future to new memory devices in informational technology where no magnetic or electric field will be needed for writing/reading. Research of magnetic and other physical properties of new materials (for example complex metallic alloys, nanomaterials, multiferroics) in which we are extensively involved may lead to a preparation of new smart materials that will replace semiconductors in some applications so widely used today.
Significance for the country
The present program incorporates well into the plan of Slovenia to promote the introducing of new high-tech products with high portion of added own knowledge. The achieved results in radar imaging have been applied in archaeology, for underwater monitoring and for non-destructive testing in civil engineering. They can also be potentially useful for the improvement of equipment used for providing the security of population and control of transport of goods. New algorithms for the evaluation of the radar image, which we developed, are potentially useful also in other fields with similar way of data acquisition and their treatment. Using classical inductive detection of nitrogen14N NQR we are studying polymorphism in pharmaceutical products. This research led us to cooperation in a EU FP-7project CONPHIRMER (Grant Agreement Number 261670). In the frame of this project we are planning to built a commercial non-destructive detector of counterfeit medicines by14N NQR. Work in the field of material science (multiferroics, nanoparticles and thermal memory cell as an examples) is one of the research that enables Slovenia to follow and participate to global development in the introduction of new materials in modern technology. Seven post-graduate students have been involved in research programme (3 at IMFM, 3 at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School and one from industry). Team members have been working on many graduate works as mentors or co-mentors at University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor and at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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