In the Department the studies of condensed matter are carried out both theoretically and experimentally.
- Scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS) studies of graphene and graphene-metal interactions.
- Investigations of graphene for elastic electronics.
- Investigations of resistive switching phenomena in graphene oxide.
- Application of electron microscopy for investigations of crystalline and amorphous thin films and surfaces. Transmission electron microscopy including Lorentz microscopy.
- Studies of surfaces on atomic scale. Scanning tuneling microscopy, atomic and magnetic force microscopy, tuneling spectroscopy.
- Application of channeling and backscattering of light ions with intermediate energy in studies of surfaces and near-surface layers.
- Physicochemical studies of solids by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis.
- Properties of inhomogeneous systems, thin films and multilayers with the role of surface and magnetic properties taken into account.
- DFT studies of graphene-metal interactions.
- Properties of systems with restricted and deformed geometry. Premelting phenomena.
- Giant and colossal magnetoresistance.
- Investigations of deterministic chaotic systems.
To guarantee an international standard for the above studies the qualified and experienced staff is employed, as well as the reach and modern laboratory equipment is at disposal.
In connection with the research work the Department is training under- and post-graduated students in solid state physics.