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27/02/2024 — Science newsIntercalation-induced states at the Fermi level and the coupling of intercalated magnetic ions to conducting layers in Ni1/3NbS2

An international research team led by our colleagues from the Department for Research of Materials under Extreme Conditions revealed the electronic structure of nickel intercalated 2H-NbS2. The combination of theoretical and experimental approaches provided insight into the peculiar role of the intercalated Ni ions in the electronic structure of the layered compound. The work received “Editors’ Suggestion” from Physical Review B.

06/12/2023 — Science news2D boron layer as a nanoscopic diffraction grating

A multimethod investigation of 2D boron sheet – i.e. borophene – on the surface of iridium is reported in a new paper by our colleagues from the SIMAT group with PhD student Sherif Kamal as the lead author. The study, published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, highlights the nanomodulated properties of epitaxial borophene which acts as an electron diffraction grating.

30/11/2023 — Science newsSpontaneous generation of quantum entanglement between many atoms

In a recent paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, our colleague Ivor Krešić described a new method of generating quantum entanglement between ultracold atoms, based on self-organization in optical resonators laser-pumped to a state out of thermodynamic equilibrium

28/11/2023 — Special

Laserlab-Europe General Assembly Meeting will be held at the Institute of Physics on 28-29 November 2023.

24/10/2023 — Science newsPhonon Self-Energy Corrections: To Screen, or Not to Screen

In a paper published in the Physical Review X, our colleague Nina Girotto contributed to the international collaborative research to quantify the comparison of controversial approaches to calculating the self-energy of phonons by downfolding the problem to effective low-energy systems. This work settles a heated debate about which formulation is more appropriate in a first-principles context.

08/10/2023 — Science newsDynamical Phonons Following Electron Relaxation Stages in Photoexcited Graphene

Nina Girotto and Dino Novko published a paper in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, where they theoretically examined intriguing consequences of a photo-excited electron distribution on phonons in graphene

28/09/2023 — Science newsComplementary perturbative and nonperturbative pictures of plasmonically induced electron emission from flat metal surfaces

Our colleagues Branko Gumhalter and Dino Novko have published a monograph in a special volume of the journal Progress in Surface Science in which they had developed complementary perturbative and non-perturbative treatments of plasmonically induced electron emission from flat metal surfaces

19/09/2023 — Science newsSeesaw in the world of 2D materials

By using only one precursor and the same metal substrate, it is possible to synthesize two very different 2D materials – hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) or borophene – by fine-tuning the synthesis parameters. The background “seesaw” mechanism that makes this possible was explained in a new paper by colleague Petrović and collaborators from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

02/09/2023 — Science newsQuantum holography for better 3D images

Our colleagues Denis Abramović, Nazif Demoli, and Hrvoje Skenderović, in collaboration with Mario Stipčević (IRB) show in a paper published in the Physical Review A that the holographic method can be used even more successfully with quantum light

20/07/2023 — Science newsQuantum vortex liquid in iron-based superconductors FeSe1-xSx and FeSe1-xTex with the electron nematic order

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, our colleague Matija Čulo in collaboration with scientists from England, Netherlands and Japan, reported a high-field magnetotransport study that provided compelling evidence for the existence of an exotic and a very rare quantum vortex liquid phase in superconductors FeSe1-xSx and FeSe1-xTex with the electron nematic order.

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