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Experimental Condensed Matter Physics: Study of Low-Dimensional and Surface Structures by Transmission Electron and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Research activity

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

Code Science Field
P250  Natural sciences and mathematics  Condensed matter: structure, thermal and mechanical properties, crystallography, phase equilibria 
P260  Natural sciences and mathematics  Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic and optical properties, supraconductors, magnetic resonance, relaxation, spectroscopy 
modulated superstructures, surface structures, nucleation and growth of metal deposits, transmission electron microsopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, Auger spectroscopy
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  03426  MSc Bojan Marin  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  1996 - 2001  93 
2.  01112  PhD Albert Prodan  Natural sciences and mathematics  Principal Researcher  1996 - 2001  210 
3.  00393  PhD Milan Valter Schara  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  1996 - 2001  343 
4.  01119  PhD Marjeta Šentjurc  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  1996 - 2001  511 
5.  12338  PhD Miha Škarabot  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  1998 - 2001  250 
6.  09863  Zora Škraba    Researcher  2000 - 2001  40 
7.  19245  PhD Herman Josef P. Van Midden  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  1999 - 2001  88 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  85,872 
The goal of the project is first to synthesize and characterize various low-dimensional modulated structures and second to study their surface structures and the initial stages of metal growth on the chosen model substrates. In the research hypothesis we expected the existence of new low-dimensional modulated structures with specilic structural properties and new findings in the structure and behaviour of the existing ones, as well as that introduction of new surface methods will offer a new insigt at an atomic level into the processes and reacctions, which take place during the initial stages of growth, which largely dictates further growth of the deposit and thus its properties. The main subject of our studies will also in the future be various transition-metal chalcogenides, which are of interest because many of them show interesting structural properties, but are very useful as model substrates for controlled growth and selforganisation of metallic deposits during the initial stages of their growth. To test the reseach hypothesis conventional structural methods (e.g. x-ray and electron diffraction and transmission electron microscopy) will be combined with surface methods, mainly scanning tunneling microscopy with low energy electron diffraction and Auger spectriscopy. The work is being carried out in close cooperation with numerous coworkers abroad, which not only offers exange of knowledge and experience, but also an axess to alternative experimental methods, which are usefully combined with ours. The results will also in the future be represented at international and domestic meetings and published in interanional journals, devoted to the mentioned fields.
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