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Division of Radiation Physics and Spectroscopy


Head of the division:
prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Kisiel, professor

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Deputy head of the division:
prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Jastrzębski, professor

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mgr Grażyna Świderek

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Main subjects of research:

    • Kinetics and dynamics of photophysical processes in organic molecules and molecular complexes.
    • Laser spectroscopy of alkali metal atoms and alkali metal diatomic molecules
    • Investigation of single micro-objects by means of laser light scattering
    • Quantum and classical chaos, nonlinear physics, quantum and microwave billiards.
    • Rotational spectroscopy (2-500 GHz) of molecules and weakly bound intermolecular complexes.
    • Growth of oxide heterostructures by pulsed laser deposition and studies of their physical properties.
    • Infrared spectroscopy and photochemistry of nucleobase analogues isolated in low-temperature matrices.
    • Theoretical studies of photon-matter interactions and studies of Bose-Einstein condensates. 

Materials studied:

  • Organic molecules (policyclic hydrocarbons and their various derivatives) studied in all phases, from isolated in gas phase to amorphous solid state and molecular crystals
  • Alkali metal atoms and molecules, water, soot
  • Monomers of heterocyclic compounds isolated in inert gas low-temperature matrices
  • Molecules and intermolecular complexes in gas-phase
  • Thin film oxide materials - high temperature superconductors and compounds with colossal magnetorestance

Major experimental and technological facilities:

  • Ultrafast, picosecond laser system equipped with rapid scanning autocorrelator (Coherent)
  • Spectrofluorimeter and spectrophosphorimeter for emission studies within 1.7-400 K temperature range with 10-9 - 10 s time resolution range
  • Confocal microscope for single molecule defection and spectroscopy in 1.5-300 K temperature range
  • McPherson 0.67 m spectrograph equipped with InstaSpec V gated intensified CCD-system
  • Polarization labelling dual laser spectrometer (660-340 nm)
  • Paul traps with setup for investigation of laser light scattering on micro droplets
  • Miscellaneous lasers: Argon ion lasers, Nd:YAG pulsed laser, XeCl- and KrF-excimer lasers and pulsed dye lasers (Lumonics, Lambda Physics), single-mode visible diode laser (Toptica), single mode ring dye laser (Coherent)
  • FTIR spectrometer NICOLET 670 , continuous-flow and pour-in helium cryostats
  • Supersonic expansion, cavity Fourier-transform microwave spectrometer, 2-18.5 GHz
  • Millimetre wave rotational spectrometer, 120-500 GHz
  • Equipment for pulsed laser deposition of thin films
  • Clean room for deposition and patterning of thin films
  • Shielded room for electromagnetic measurements (10-100 GHz)
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