The activities of the group are focused on:
  • theoretical studies of electronic and magnetic properties of disordered alloys, epitaxial multilayers, surfaces and interfaces as well as quantum-mechanical studies of extended defects in metallic materials
  • experimental investigations of relations among structure and magnetic, transport and mechanical properties in metallic materials
In the first topic the research encompasses several topical fields as e.g. surface magnetism, magnetic exchange coupling and spin-dependent transport in multilayered systems, magnetic properties of amorphous materials, solute segregation in bulk disordered alloys and at grain boundaries and computer simulations of atomic configurations of defects. Quantum-mechanical and quantum-statistical methods are applied to these problems, and most studies are performed from the first principles.
The second of the mentioned topics is based on broad experimental macroscopic and micro- scopic investigations of crystal structure in relation to electrical and magnetic properties, both integral and microscopic. Predominate amount of results has been obtained from applications of Mossbauer spectroscopy. Crystalline, microcrystalline, nanocrystalline and amorphous materials have been investigated. The main idea is to obtain a deeper understanding of relations between changes in crystalline structure in dependence on heat and mechanical treatment, and electrical and magnetic properties.
The most important projects in the group within last five years have been oriented on:
  • first-principles investigations of two-dimensional alloy magnetism and electron transport in magnetic multilayers
  • first-principles studies of theoretical strength, phase stability and magnetism in metals and intermetallics
  • atomistic studies of grain boundaries in metallic materials and development of relevant quantum-mechanical techniques
  • influence of method of preparation, heat and mechanical treatments on structure and properties of nanocrystalline materials
  • structure and properties of metallic and oxidic magnetic materials prepared by non- traditional technologies
  • role of defects in electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties of ordered intermetallic systems.
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19. 10. 2018