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Tridimenzionalno urejanje koloidnih struktur v kompleksnih mezofazah (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.02.01  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physics  Physics of condesed matter 

Code Science Field
1.03  Natural Sciences  Physical sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  33197  PhD Simon Čopar  Physics  Researcher  2010 - 2012  160 
2.  09089  PhD Igor Muševič  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  750 
3.  33377  PhD Andriy Nych  Physics  Researcher  2011  48 
4.  33378  PhD Uliana Ognysta  Physics  Researcher  2011  27 
5.  08737  Silvija Pirš    Technical associate  2009 - 2012  80 
6.  25670  PhD Miha Ravnik  Physics  Researcher  2009  435 
7.  17046  PhD Gregor Skačej  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  107 
8.  12338  PhD Miha Škarabot  Physics  Researcher  2009  253 
9.  22137  Bernarda Urankar  Educational studies  Researcher  2010 - 2012  26 
10.  07110  PhD Slobodan Žumer  Physics  Head  2009 - 2012  1,026 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,682 
2.  1554  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics  Ljubljana  1627007  34,085 
Significance for science
The research project is at the cutting edge of today's colloidal science. To our knowledge, there are no other research group which could self-assemble comparable colloidal superstructures and model their organization. We address several important questions. One of them is: can we build 3D chiral nematic colloidal crystal for photonic and plasmonic applications. Further the project pushes the limits of our knowledge toward nano- and meso-scopic scales and opens technologically and fundamentally new areas of advanced optics and photonics .
Significance for the country
The proposed research project has in this moment no direct impact on a particular company, however we expect that in future there will be optical industry or high-tech companies that could exploit and use our technological and research achievements. Currently, we expect the direct impact of our work to be primarily on the social infrastructure. In particular, on the quality of the related university-level education and on the excellence of the contributing research institutions. Indirectly the research will have a significant impact on the sustainable development of Slovenia. The past achievements of the group represent world's top scientific accomplishments in a number of fields, thus indirectly strengthening the national identity of Slovenia. Moreover, the group represents a nucleus for transferring scientific achievements to Slovenia from abroad. Furthermore, our research is essential for the organization and implementation of several undergraduate and graduate educational courses/programs. Several candidates that have completed their PhD theses within our group have been employed as highly-qualified personnel. Finally, our participation in international projects (EU) leads to active participation in the world R&D in the field of LCs. Establishment of personal and professional contacts with the top scientists and research institutions is the best way to transfer knowledge and information. Without such support a new, high-tech industry emerging in Slovenia cannot keep up the momentum and its competitiveness on the world market.
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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