05/04/2016 Enhancement of bulk skyrmion stability under pressure

Skyrmions are vortices of spin which appear in chiral magnets. Nanometer-sized domains and low energy make them ideal candidates for future data storage devices. However, their application is hampered by their very narrow temperature window. The latest paper by our colleagues shows that the skyrmion phase can be widened significantly under pressure.

11/11/2015 Drag force on a DNA-protein complex pulled through a glass nanocapillary

Sanjin Marion published a paper in Nano Letters (IF=13.6 in 2014.) together with UKF project collaborators prof. A. Rađenović and R. Bulushev from EPFL on the topic of controlled translocation of individual DNA bound proteins using optical tweezers. S. Marion contributed through interpretation and theoretical modeling of experimental results.


05/10/2015 Nano-rippled graphene – a modified graphene for large scale applications

In their latest Carbon paper, I. Šrut Rakić and M. Kralj together with D. Čapeta (PMF) and M. Plodinec (IRB) describe synthesis of macroscopic nano-rippled graphene on a vicinal metal surface and its transfer to a dielectric support. The procedure opens up possible applications in sensors, electrodes, optoelectronics, spintronics, and straintronics.

09/09/2015 Incommensurate systems demonstrating glasslike behavior

There is an inherent difficulty in applying concepts developed for crystalline, ordered solids to their glassy, noncrystalline counterparts. Even though glasses display mechanical properties of solids, the very lack of order makes them more akin to liquids. Together with their French and German colleagues, Katica Biljaković and Damir Starešinić from IF have recently published a paper in Physical Review Letters on features found in specific heat of ThBr4 that link crystalline incommensurate systems and glasslike behavior.

07/09/2015 Experimental realization of a synthetic Lorentz force

“Scientific reports” has recently published a paper describing experiments on cold atomic gasses performed at Institut of Physics in Zagreb. Neven Šantić, Tena Dubček, Damir Aumiler, Hrvoje Buljan and Ticijana Ban have successfully created conditions in which neutral atoms at temperatures of only a few tens of μK above absolute zero, when exposed to laser light, behave just like charged particles in a magnetic field.

24/08/2015 Graphene wrinkles at micro- and nano-scale

Epitaxial graphene, considered by many as the best source of graphene for various technological applications, often contains various defects which deteriorate its intrinsic, superior properties. Among them are graphene wrinkles which are the subject of research lead by our colleague M. Petrović. Together with A. Šiber and M. Kralj as well as with J.T. Sadowski from BNL (USA), the research has been published in the journal Carbon.

30/04/2015 Successful spring for nano/bioscience at IF

Scientists from IF (A. Šiber, T. Vuletić and coworkers I. Delač Marion, D. Grgičin, M. Lihter, S. Marion, K. Salamon, who work in the field of nano/bioscience, have published several works in journals of significant impact, among the best in their respective scientific fields.

22/12/2014 Marko Kralj presents News & Views in Nature Physics

In the newest issue of Nature Physics a research breakthrough towards graphene functionality in spintronics, published in the journal’s same issue, is presented in the News and Views section by our colleague dr. Marko Kralj.

01/12/2014 Digital holography under weak illumination

Collecting optical information in digital holography, under conditions of illumination intensity weaker than the detector noise level, seems as an impossible mission. However, our colleague N. Demoli collaborating with H. Skenderović and M. Stipčević (IRB) shows, in the work taken at IF’s Coherent Optics Laboratory and recently published in Optics Letters, that even under conditions of extremely low illumination level digital hologram’s.

12/11/2014 Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Sensing Devices

Minister of science, education and sports, dr. Vedran Mornar, declared Croatian scientific centers of excellence at the meeting on the National council for science, higher education and technological development held on November 10, 2014. The largest of seven new centers is the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Sensing Devices (CEMS) hosted by Ruđer Bošković Institute and Institute of Physics.

15/12/2015Colloquium in joint organization

Next Tuesday, December 22, prof. Andras Kis will present a colloquium titled “2D dichalcogenide electronic materials and devices” at the Institute of Physics. This colloquium of CEMS is prepared in a joined organization of IF, IRB and PD-PMF.

24/05/2016Announcement of vacancies for 1 postdoctoral student position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at the Institute of Physics, Zagreb
15/06/2016/ at 15:00hSeminar: Dr. Daniele Comparat
Ultra cold beam: electrons/ions/atoms/molecules
IF - predavaonica u zgradi Mladen Paić
06/04/2016Announcement of vaccancies for 1 PhD student for the work on the project Frequency-Comb-induced OptoMechanic, HrZZ - IP-2014-09-7342.
17/05/2016/ at 15:00hSeminar: Prof. dr.sc. Mladen Pavičić
Kvantni kontekstualni eksperimenti
IF - predavaonica u zgradi Mladen Paić
10/06/2015New project

New contract signed among Croatian Science Foundation, Institute of Physics and principal investigator dr. Ticijana Ban on execution of four years research project “Frequency-Comb-induced OptoMechanics“ starting at 1.09.2015.

06/04/2016Announcement of vacancy for 1 PhD student for the work on the project Strongly Correlated Electrons in Layered Organics and Manganites: Low Frequency Exitations and Non-linear Dynamics, HrZZ - IP-2014-09-7515.
09/05/2016/ at 15:00hSeminar: dr. Veljko Zlatić
Universal thermopower of bad metals
IF - predavaonica u zgradi Mladen Paić
06/04/2016Announcement of vacancy for 1 PhD student for the work on the project Influence of Magnetic Anisotropy on Quantum Spin Systems, HrZZ - UIP-2014-09-9775.
06/05/2016/ at 11:00hSeminar: dr. Ana Akrap
Magneto-optički potpis bezmasenih Kaneovih elektrona u kadmijevom arsenidu, Cd3As2
IF - predavaonica u zgradi Mladen Paić
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