Scientific activity at the Institute of Physics and Applied Computer Science covers the areas of theoretical physics and experimental physics.
The Area of Theoretical Physics
Research in this area covers the basics of theoretical physics, mathematical and computational methods in physics and their applications.
The works concern:
- quantum information theory - including quantum cryptography, communication protocols and quantum correlation detection,
- the basics of quantum mechanics,
- computational methods of quantum physics and chemistry, including the multi-configurational Dirac-Fock method,
- calculations of structures and properties of atomic and molecular systems,
- photophysics of molecular systems and supramolecular photocatalysts, including their absorption, emission and Raman spectra,
- relativistic effects in atomic systems,
- applied acoustics, including in particular non-linear propagation of ultrasounds in fluids and acoustics of non-Newtonian fluids,
- simulation of electromagnetic field propagation in plasmonic nanosystems,
- computation of cross-sections for scattering electrons and positrons on molecules.
The Area of Experimentl Physics
Research in this area covers the interaction of charged particles with atomic and molecular systems. Particular attention is also paid to molecular photophysics, including studies of photophysical and photoelectric properties of organic materials. The properties of optically anisotropic materials are also investigated.
The conducted research concerns:
- interactions of electrons with molecules,
- determination of total and differential cross sections for electron scattering on molecules of biological, environmental and technological importance,
- excitation processes and resonance states in the process of collisions of molecules with electrons,
- photoionization and photo-fragmentation of atoms and molecules using synchrotron radiation,
- development of new experimental methods in the physics of electron collisions,
- photophysical and photoelectric properties of organic and hybrid materials as well as organic photovoltaic cells and organic photodetectors,
- electromodulation spectroscopy,
- photoluminescence, photoconductivity and electroluminescence of materials in an external magnetic field,
- excited states of organic materials,
- generation and recombination of charges in organic light-emitting diodes,
- internal electric fields in organic layers,
- electro-optical effects, optical activity and dichroism of optically anisotropic materials, including materials with nanoparticles or other inclusions that modify the optical response of the material.