Condensed Matter and Nanophysics


• Theoretical materials science:
- development of models and methods for condensed matter systems, study of emerging materials and states of condensed matter; - magnetic, electric, optic, superconducting and mechanical properties of advanced materials;
- equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of advanced materials and study of elementary excitations and interactions in condensed matter systems; - strong electron correlations and narrow band materials; - surface and interface phenomena;
- structures of reduced dimensionality (e.g., single and multiple layer graphene, nanotubes).

• Theoretical nanophysics:
- nanosensors and other devices for fundamental science and applications (medicine, security, quantum computers etc.);
- functional and smart materials;
- development of models and methods for the study of physical structures at meso- and nano-scale;
- nanomagnetism, properties and applications of magnetic nanoparticles;
- phonons and electron-phonon interaction in nanostructures and thin layers;
- nano-electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical systems, piezo- and flexo- electric nanostructures;
- quantum transport in mesoscopic and nanoscale systems (quantum dots and wells, semiconductor and metal nanowires, ultrathin layers, superconductors).

• Statistics of relativistic and non-relativistic systems:
- fundamental studies and applications of equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistics in extensive and nonextensive systems.

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