News — 20/02/2018

Starting two new HrZZ projects


The project leader, Dr. Nataša Vujičić, said about of her new project: “The main objective of the project ‘Photovoltaics in 2D semiconductors’ is an advanced research into 2D semiconductor materials and their exceptional properties that are manifested by the interaction of light with matter. This interaction does not only reveal the electronic structure of the material, but can also be an excellent tool for exploring 2D crystal structural features. The main experimental efforts will be aimed at improving the current possibilities for measuring specific optical responses, utilizing existing institutional expertise in sample synthesis, theoretical modeling, and the application and development of new experimental techniques in the field of optics and femtosecond spectroscopy. The project is planned to employ doctoral students for a period of four years. We believe that this project, through the successful co-operation of project team members, associates from the Institute and foreign institutes and universities, through engagement of motivated students, will offer a breakthrough in understanding the optical phenomena in these advanced materials.’’

Project leader Dr. Silvije Vdović said about the project: “Within the framework of the five-year research project of the Croatian Foundation for Science, the Group for the Application of Ultra-High Spectroscopy and Photochemical Identification, which begins in March 2018, the Institute of Physics begins interdisciplinary research on photochemical mechanisms reactions of the formation of quinone-methide from the phenol, naphthol and anthrolean derivatives in the photochemical dehydration reaction. The significance of this research is based on the fact that QM alkylates and crosses DNA linkages on the basis of which is based on the antiproliferative activity of some anti-tumor antibiotics using ultra-fast laser transitional absorption techniques. The group consists of 4 researchers, mostly from the Institute of Physics, supported by several external associates (Institute of Physics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, foreign institutes and universities). The project will be funded in the amount of 865,600 kn and envisages the strengthening of human resources at the institute through the recruitment of PhDs at the early stage of the project and the postgraduate degree in the final phase. The project will provide high quality research in an area that has not been developed at the institute until now and create the preconditions for a good continuation of research within the femtokemic laboratory of the CALT Center Institute.’’

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