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Atmospheric electricity and secondary cosmic radiation
Atmosferická alektrina a sekundárne kozmické žiarenie
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: Mgr. Langer Ronald
Annotation:A continuation of recently started joint investigation into the relation between atmospheric electricity and dynamics, secondary cosmic radiation and space weather is proposed. A special focus will be paid to events that occur during thunderstorms, e.g., to enhanced count rates that were observed in particle detector SEVAN during periods of large electric fields, and search for a possible detection of particles during individual atmospheric discharges. The study will be based on measurements of electrostatic field, electromagnetic radiation from lightning, meteorological data, and energetic particles and gamma-rays on Lomnický peak. A further improvement and extension of measurement setup around Lomnický peak is anticipated. Atmospheric electric field will also be measured at several places in the Czech Republic. The main goal of the proposed project is a better understanding of mechanisms that couple atmospheric electricity and thunderstorms with energetic particles (radiation) and space weather. Both statistical approach and analysis of individual events will be performed.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

Dynamical study of formation/destruction of protein amyloid aggregatess targeted by magnetic zeolite nanocomposites
Dynamické štúdium amyloidnej agregácie proteínov pomocou magnetických zeolitových nanočastíc
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Kopčanský Peter CSc.
Annotation:Abnormal protein aggregation and accumulation of formed fibrils are characteristic features for a range of, if not all, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, as well as non-neuropathic amyloidosis. Nanoparticles (NPs), attributed to its particularities in sizes, chemical composition and surface properties, have already been found effective in influencing amyloid fibrils. Our preliminary results acquired on amyloid fibrils incubated with in-laboratory synthesized Fe3O4 nanoparticles (MNPs) indicated reductive potential of MNPs on formation of amyloid fibrils, and also suggested facilitation of inhibiting preformation and eradication of amyloid fibrils may be plausible when the fibrils are exposed to external radiation in presence of MNPs. Also, with our previously reported photoluminescence properties of natural zeolite (CZ) which is a promising material for biomedicine and pharmaceutics due to its non-toxicity, thermal stability, expanded surface area, and exceptional ability to adsorb various atoms, organic molecules and nanoparticles into micro- and mesopores, we plan to apply the MNPs with CZ, developing multiphoton excitation microscopy (MPEM), and other appropriate instruments to establish the dynamical investigation of amyloid fibril formation and remodeling in real time. Prior to in vivo experiment, cytotoxicity in different type of cells and animal models such as zebrafish and mice will be evaluated.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

European Microkelvin Platform
Europská Mikrokelvinová Platforma
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: RNDr. Skyba Peter DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

ALICE experiment at the CERN LHC: The study of strongly interacting matter under extreme conditions
Experiment ALICE na LHC v CERN: Štúdium silno interagujúcej hmoty v extrémnych podmienkach
Program: CERN
Project leader: RNDr. Králik Ivan CSc.
Annotation:The project is aimed at the study of strongly interacting matter under extreme conditions of the p-p, p-Pb and Pb-Pb collisions at the energies of the LHC collider at CERN. The main program of the ALICE experimemt is the study of the quark-gluon plasma properties.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2020

ATLAS experiment on LHC in CERN: deep-inelastic events and new physics at TeV energies
Experiment ATLAS na LHC v CERN: hlboko-nepružné javy a nová fyzika pri TeV energiách
Program: CERN
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Bruncko Dušan CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2020

Flexible Magnetic Filaments: Properties and Applications
Flexibilné magnetické vlákna: Vlastnosti a aplikácie
Program: ERANET
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Kopčanský Peter CSc.
Annotation:Different technologies for synthesis of flexible magnetic filaments are developed. These include linking magnetic micro-particles by DNA, attaching magnetic nanoparticles to polyelectrolyte bundles, extraction of magnetosomes from magnetotactic bacteria and other. Flexible magnetic filaments are interesting for applications as self-propelling microdevices(for targeted transport), micro-mixers (for microfluidics), different sensors(micro rheology). Numerical algorithms for predicting their behavior in magnetic fields of different configurations will be developed, including algorithms based on curve dynamics, lattice Boltzmann method, Brownian dynamics. Obtained numerical results will be compared with experimental results of measurement of flows fields around magnetic filaments, their buckling instabilities. As a result new technology will be developed for DLS measurements giving access to characteristics of translation and rotational motion of string like magnetic micro-objects.
Duration: 1.9.2018 - 31.8.2021

Follow-up of feasibility study to observe ionospheric disturbances by airglow monitoring network (AMON-net)
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Program: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project leader: RNDr. Mackovjak Šimon PhD.
Duration: 1.10.2018 - 30.9.2020

Discovery and Mechanism of Small Molecule Compounds from Traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment of Alzheimer 's Disease
Identifikácia a mechanizmus účinku malých molekúl využívaných v tradičnej čínskej medicíne na liečbu Alzheimerovej choroby
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Gažová Zuzana CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2019

Metallic geometrically frustrated systems
Kovové geometricky frustrované systémy
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Gabáni Slavomír PhD.
Annotation:The principal aim of this proposal is to establish the microscopic anisotropy parameters and the relevant terms for the magnetic interaction in MGFS. Despite significant experimental and theoretical work, such parameters are unknown for the compounds (e.g. TmB4, HoB4) which form a Shastry Sutherland lattice (SSL) as well as for the highly symmetric face centered cubic (fcc) lattice based systems (e.g. HoB12). The experimental approach will be magnetisation measurements as a function of field direction, neutron diffraction combined with modelling techniques like WIEN2K,McPhase or SpinW. The oscillatory RKKY exchange interaction parameters are expected to be susceptible to applied pressure as well as to alloying. Suitable methods and oriented samples of rare earth borides are available. Crystal field anisotropy is theoretically described by a multipole expansion of the electric field. The crystal field level splitting parameters will be determined from magnetisation and specific heat data, as a function of field direction, as well as from inelastic neutron diffraction on powder samples, typically using software like McPhase. The goal of this part is a description of anisotropy of TmB4, HoB4 and the symmetric fcc – counterparts HoB12 and TmB12. The second set of parameters needed for understanding of the Hamiltonian are the magnetic interactions. They will be determined from the dispersion relations measured using neutron spectroscopy on HoB4 and HoB12 along different crystallographic directions and in applied magnetic field. These parameters depend on details of the RKKY interaction which as a cross check can also be obtained from first principles, using packages like WIEN2K. This type of experiments will be carried out at the HZB Berlin on isotopically enrich Ho11B4 and Ho11B12 samples, which are available and first testing experiments were already carried out. We intend to verify results by high pressure experiments (we assume pressures up to 10 GPa in diamond pressure cells) which is associated with the increase of itinerant electron concentration in MGFS, and thus with the change of parameters as well as changes of critical fields and temperatures. This aim will cover MGFS based on the SSL structure as well as systems based on the fcc structure. Another option to verify results is alloying. We will study the effect of substitution of magnetic ions like Tm3+ and Ho3+ ions by nonmagnetic Lu3+ ions. Necessary devices and samples for this research are available.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2020

Cosmic rays as observed at two high mountain observatories: BEO Moussala and Lomnicky Stit
Kozmické žiarenie pozorované na dvoch vysokohorských observatóriách: Moussala a Lomnický štít
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: Mgr. Langer Ronald
Annotation:The main idea of the project is bilateral cooperation between two European high mountain stations (Lomnický štít, Slovakia and BEO Moussala, Bulgaria) in the field of solar phenomena (or extreme space whether events) as Forbush decrease (FD) and modulation effects on galactic cosmic rays (GCR), and their possible correlation with meteorological parameters. A Forbush decrease is a rapid decrease in the observed galactic cosmic ray intensity following a coronal mass ejection (CME). It occurs due to the magnetic field of the plasma solar wind sweeping some of the GCR away from Earth. The FD is usually observable by particle detectors on Earth within a few dаys аfter the CME, аnd the decrease takes place over the course of a few hours. Over the following severаl dаys, the sоlar cоsmic ray intensity rеturns tо nоrmal. Peer reviewed article (2) from 2009 found that low clouds contain less liquid water following Forbush decreases, and for the most influential events the liquid water in the oceanic atmosphere can diminish by as much as 7%. Further work (3, 4) found no connection between Forbush decreases and cloud properties until the connection was found in diurnal temperature range (5) and since confirmed in satellite data (6). 8NM64 neutron monitor measures continuously cosmic rays at Lomnický Štít (2634 m a.s.l., rigidity cut-off ~4GV) with high statistical accuracy (average count rate ~440 s-1) since December 1981 (7). The muon telescope at BEO Moussala (2925 m a.s.l., rigidity cut-off ~6.3 GV) is in operation since August 2006. The averaged yearly data show good anti-correlation with the averaged sun-spot number for the period August 2006 – June 2017 (to be published elsewhere), several FDs were also detected (8, 9 and 10). The CR data from the two stations will be analyzed for 11 years period and correlations between their variations and meteorological parameters will be investigated (11, 12). The effect of strong electric field around the time of the thunderstorms will be searched both at Moussala and at Lomnický štít with help of similar detector systems SEVAN being in operation at both stations as it was done recently for Lomnický štít (15). This may be especially importance because of different shape of surface at the stations (Lomnicky stit is rather sharp in altitude profile). The physics behind climate change is still a subject of discussion and in need of further analysis (13). The standard method of examining the effect of CR on CC is to search for a correlation of the time series of the two quantities: CC and CR (14). There are numbers of factors which need to be kept in mind, as follows: the presence of a correlation between CR and CC; the nature of CC; Global, spatial variability; Global temporal variability; Altitude differences. In what follows we examine the comprehensive meteorological data from the Lomnicky stit (LS) and BEO Moussala mountain observatories in comparison with Global data to answer the question: is there support for the hypothesis that CR contribute significantly to the local climate, by way of enhanced cloud cover? References 1. "Extreme Space Weather Events". National Geophysical Data Center. 2. "Cosmic ray decreases affect atmospheric aerosols and clouds". Geophys. Res. Lett. 17 June 2009 3."Atmospheric data over a solar cycle: no connection between galactic cosmic rays and new particle formation". 4."Sudden Cosmic Ray Decreases. No change of cloud cover" (PDF). 5."Forbush decreases – clouds relation in the neutron monitor era". Astrophys. Space Sci. Trans. 31 August 2011. 6. Svensmark, J; Enghoff, M. B.; Shaviv, N; Svensmark, H (September 2016). "The response of clouds and aerosols to cosmic ray decreases". J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics. 121 (9): 8152–8181. Bibcode:2016JGRA..121.8152S. doi:10.1002/2016JA022689. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 7. http://www.beo.inrne.bas.bg/BEOBAL/Conf_Pres/111.pdf 8. Angelov I., E. Malamova, J. Stamenov, The Forbush decrease after the GLE on 13 December 2006 detected by the muon telescope at BEO – Moussala, Advances in Space Research, 2008, v.43, n.4, p. 504-508, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2008.08.002 9. Tchorbadjieff Assen, Christo Angelov , Ivo Angelov , Todor Arsov , Ivo Kalapov, Nina Nikolova, Aneta Boyadjieva, Detection of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in the period of march–may 2012 at Moussala peak, Comptes rendus de l’Academie bulgare des Sciences (C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci.) vol 66, No 5, pp. 659-666, 2013 10. Assen Tchorbadjiev, Ivo Angelov, Christo Angelov, Nina Nikolova, Todor Arsov, Ivo Kalapov, Ani Boyadjieva, “Detection of Solar particle events in March 2012 at Moussala”, Bulgarian Astronomical Journal, 18(2), 2012, http://www.astro.bas.bg/AIJ/issues/n182/08-ATchorbad.pdf 11. Jordan Stamenov, Nina Nikolova, Luchezar Georgiev, “Correlation between cosmic rays intensity variation and nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere”, Issue Paradigma, pp. 134-140, 2010 12. Luchezar Georgiev, Nina Nikolova, Miloslav Katsarov, “Modeling and experimental research in Forbush-effect on the radiation background on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria”, XI-th National Youth Science Conference, Federation of the Scientific-Engineering Unions in Bulgaria, ISSN: 1314-0698, 2013 (13) M. Kancírová, K. Kudela, A.D. Erlykin and A.W. Wolfendale, Relevance of long term time – series of atmospheric parameters at a mountain observatory to models for climate change, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2016.08.002 (14) M. Kancírová, K. Kudela, Atmospheric Research 149 (2014) 166–173 (15) K Kudela, J. Chum, M. Kollarik, R. Langer, I. Strharsky and J. Base, Correlations between secondary cosmic ray rates and strong electric fields at Lomnicky stit, JGR Atmospheres, accepted September 26, doi: 10.1002/2016JD026439
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

NANOSCALE COHERENT HYBRID DEVICES FOR SUPERCONDUCTING QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES
NANOSCALE COHERENT HYBRID DEVICES FOR SUPERCONDUCTING QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES
Program: COST
Project leader: prof. RNDr. Samuely Peter DrSc.
Annotation:Superconducting technologies are prime candidates to ripen quantum effects into devices and applications. The accumulated knowledge in decades of work in understanding superconductivity allows scientists now to make experiments by design, controlling relevant parameters in devices. A new field is emerging whose final objective is to improve appliances taking advantage of quantum effects, be it for dissipationless transport of current, generation of high magnetic fields, sensors or quantum information. The field will impact crucial areas for societal development, including energy, transport, medicine or computation. Quantum behavior is controlled by using hybrids of superconductors with magnets, insulators, semiconductors or normal metals. Traditionally, the scientific and technical communities working in superconductivity are spread across projects from different calls, whose activities put Europe at the frontier of research. The present Action aims to address the pressing need for a common place to share knowledge and infrastructure and develop new cooperative projects.To this end, we have set-up a program including networking activities with an open, proactive and inclusive approach to other researchers and industry. We will develop the concept of a Virtual Institute to improve availability of infrastructure and knowledge, and focus on contributing to gender balance and the participation of young researchers. The proposal aims to avoid duplication of resources and skills in a subject traditionally dominated by small groups working independently. This will optimize European efforts in this area and uncover our full potential, thus maintaining and developing Europe’s leading position in superconducting quantum technologies.
Duration: 18.10.2017 - 17.10.2021

Design of nanostructured bio-hybrid materials through self-assembly process
Nanoštrukturované bio-hybridné materiály generované samousporiadajúcimi procesmi
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: RNDr. Tomašovičová Natália CSc.
Annotation:The aim of the present project proposal is to significantly contribute to the better understanding of the complex interaction between magnetic nanoparticles and host matrix based on the lyotropic liquid crystal. One of the key tasks of the project herein is to prepare bio-inorganic hybrids based on liquid crystals formed by lysozyme fibrils alongside doping of magnetic nanoparticles, to study the interaction between magnetic nanoparticles and lysozyme amyloid fibrils as well as their consequential structure. The project proposal primarily targets experimental research on a phenomenon observed in biological anisotropic colloidal suspensions, which have been extensively studied for its consequential relation with many human neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers disease, Hungtingtons disease, and etc. Self-assembly of colloidal nanomaterials makes it possible to obtain structures with high level of ordering and permit construction of patterns to be used in optoelectronics, photonics and biosensing. However, the exact principle of mechanisms and the nature of the phenomenon are still unknown, and represent unexplored areas of research. Various experimental techniques already available at the collaborating institutions as detailed below will be employed to attain the main objective of the project as well as the related objectives itemized in the proposal.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2019

New MAGnetic Biomaterials for Brain Repair and Imaging after Stroke
Nové magnetické biomateriály pre obnovu mozgu a zobrazovanie po mozgovej príhode
Program: ERANET
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Kopčanský Peter CSc.
Annotation:By engineering novel magnetic nano-biomaterials we will achieve tissue repair in the context of an ischemic event. We will take advantage of nanotechnology to deliver therapeutic growth factors, secreted by progenitor cells, into the injured brain. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million persons suffer a stroke worldwide eachyear. However, the only available treatment is the acute thrombolytic therapy (pharmacological or mechanical) which is being administered to less than 10% of stroke patients due to strict selectioncriteria. In contrast, neuro-repair treatments could offer the opportunity to include most strokepatients by extending the therapeutic time window. MAGBBRIS will demonstrate that growth factors, secreted by endothelial progenitor cells, with proved potential to induce tissue repair, can be encapsulated in magnetic biomaterials and be successfully and safely transplanted into mouse brains to induce tissue repair. In the ischemic brain, the secretome will be retained by an external magnetic field in the vasculature, improving vascular remodelling and neurogenic tissue regeneration after stroke.
Duration: 1.3.2018 - 28.2.2021

Novel soft magnetic cores tailored for use in space qualified magnetometers and satellite devices
Nové magneticky mäkké jadrá pre satelitné zariadenia a magnetometre pracujúce v kozmických podmienkach.
Program: JRP
Project leader: RNDr. Škorvánek Ivan CSc.
Duration: 1.9.2018 - 31.8.2021

Overcoming Barriers to Nanofluids Market Uptake ( NANOUPTAKE)
Prekonanie bariiér pre komerčné využitie nanokvapalín (NANOUPTAKE)
Program: COST
Project leader: RNDr. Timko Milan CSc.
Annotation:Nanofluids are defined as fluids that contain nanometre-sized particles with enhanced heat transfer properties. Nanofluids improve the efficiency of heat exchange and thermal energy storage. In addition, nanofluids fall within one of the Key Enabling Technologies (KET) supported by the European Commission. Although some nanofluid commercial applications currently exist, most of the current nanofluids are at Technological Readiness Levels (TRL) 1 to 3. Most of the nanofluids research in COST countries has been conducted by Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) centres through national funding. Additional coordinated research and development efforts are required to develop nanofluids up to higher TRL levels and to overcome commercial application barriers. If these barriers are overcome, nanofluids will be an important player in the Value Added Materials (VAM) for the energy sector.The objective of the NANOUPTAKE COST Action is to create a Europe-wide network of leading R+D+i institutions, and of key industries, to develop and foster the use of nanofluids as advanced heat transfer/thermal storage materials to increase the efficiency of heat exchange and storage systems.
Duration: 19.4.2016 - 18.4.2020

Research on preparation and magnetic properties of Co/CoO core-shell nanoparticles
Príprava a magnetické vlastnosti Co/CoO core-shell nanočastíc
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: RNDr. Škorvánek Ivan CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2019

RE211 nanosize pining centers in REBCO bulks formed by modified precursor powder process
RE211 nanorozmerové piningové centrá v REBCO masívnych supravodičoch vytvorené MPP procesom
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: Ing. Diko Pavel DrSc. akademik US
Annotation:REBa2Cu3O7 (in short REBCO or RE123, RE = Y or rare earth) bulk singlegrain superconductors (BSS) are a new unique class of superconductors with a perspective of being superconducting permanent magnets. One way to get closer to their practical applications is to reduce the price or to increase their properties by applying more efficient progressivetechnological procedures for their fabrication. The refinement of pining centers in the form of non-superconducting particles of the RE2BaCuO5 (RE211) phase is an important task in the production of REBCO BSS by top-seeded melt-growth (TSMG) process in the form of highparameter cryomagnets. The Laboratory of Materials Physics (LMF) at IEP SAS and the Department of Physics of JTU Shanghai have long been involved in the REBCO BSS research and have achieved a significant international position in this area. The latest results of collaborative groups show that replacing the conventional Y211 powder addition into the nominal composition by the mixture of Y2O3 and Ba2Cu3x powders can create nanoscale Y211 pining centers which will lead to a significant increase in the value of the maximum trappped magnetic field. Within the joint project, we want to extend this efficient process to SmBCO and GdBCO type BSS, which generally show higher values of the trapped magnetic field than YBCO BSS. In fulfilling this goal, we will seek optimal chemical composition and growth conditions of bulk crystals. Growth of BSS will take place mainly at the Departments of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University during the stay of young scientists from LMF. The microstructural analysis and characterization of superconducting properties will be performed mainly at LMF. The planned mutual cooperation will significantly contribute to a faster progression of REBCO MMS research, in particular by complementing collaborative knowledge, joint use of unique experimental methodologies at individual labs as well as the scientific advancement of young scientists
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2019

Slovak contribution to ESA-JUICE mission: Development of Anti-Coincidence Module ACM for Particle Environment Package PEP
Slovenský príspevok k misii ESA-JUICE: Vývoj anti-koincidenčného modulu ACM pre časticový komplex PEP
Program: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project leader: Ing. Baláž Ján PhD., akademik IAA
Annotation:The ESA’s JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) mission (http://sci.esa.int/juice) have to face to very hostile environment of Jovian radiation belts where the penetrating energetic electrons dominate. The Particle Environment Package (PEP) payload of this mission (http://sci.esa.int/juice/50073-science-payload ) is under development within a wide international collaboration led by Swedish Institute for Space Physics IRF in Kiruna. Due to limited available mass for efficient radiation shielding, the PEP payload will operate in rather unfavourable environment of penetrating energetic electrons that will affect the detection process inside the PEP/JDC (Jovian plasma Dynamics and Composition) sensor. To mitigate the unfavourable influence of the penetrating electron radiation to the plasma ions detection process, a concept of anti-coincidence module (ACM) has been identified within the PEP consortium. The project involves development of space-flight grade semiconductor solid state detector, the processing electronic board and a laboratory testing and calibration system RATEX-J (RAdiation Test EXperiment for JUICE).
Duration: 15.11.2018 - 30.10.2020

SPACE:LAB - place to attract, educate and involve young generation in space science and engineering
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Program: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project leader: RNDr. Mackovjak Šimon PhD.
Duration: 1.12.2018 - 30.11.2020

Study of the protein amyloid aggregation in vitro and in cerebrospinal fluid
Štúdium amyloidnej agregácie proteínov in vitro a v mozgomiešnom moku
Program: Inter-institute agreement
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Gažová Zuzana CSc.
Annotation:Study of the amyloid aggregation of the protein in vitro and in the samples of the cerebrospinal fluid of the peoples with amyloid-related disease which obtain protein aggregation in vivo.Test of the assay for cerebrospinal fluid of the dementic and non-dementic peoples.
Duration: 13.7.2015 - 31.12.2020

Study of orientation ordering and self-assembly in biopolymer and liquid crystal
Štúdium usporiadania, orientácie a samozbaľovania v biopolyméroch a kvapalných kryštáloch
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: RNDr., Ing. Šipošová Katarína PhD.
Annotation:Liquid crystals (LCs) are matter in a state which has properties between those of conventional liquids and those of solid crystals. Examples of liquid crystals can be found both in the natural world and in technological applications. LCs actually exhibit a plethora of unique and attractive properties that offer tremendous potential for fundamental science as well as innovative applications depending on ordering properties of anisotropic molecules at interfaces in systems. In particular, new bio-nanocomposites consisting of protein amyloid fibrils (that can be consider as long and rigid objects similarly copolymers due to their stability and rigidity) and magnetic nanoparticles provide achievement of high special order and alignment. Within the project, we propose to focus on the effects of backbone-alignment on the ordering and self-assembly in these systems.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2019

Theoretical and Experimental Study of Transition Metal Oxyhydride Nanomaterials for Superconductivity and Photocatalysis
Teoretické a experimentálne štúdium nanomateriálov na báze oxyhydridov prechodových kovov pre supravodivosť a fotokatalýzu
Program: ERANET
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Flachbart Karol DrSc.
Duration: 1.10.2019 - 30.9.2022

Theoretical and experimental studies of orientational, magneto-optical and dielectric properties of composite liquid crystals filled with magnetic particles.
Teoretické a experimentálne štúdium orientačných, magneto-optických a dielektrických vlastností kompozitov kvapalných kryštálov dopovaných magneticckými časticami.
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: RNDr. Tomašovičová Natália CSc.
Annotation:At the last decades, one of the important areas of modern soft matter physics is theoretical and experimental study of liquid crystals (LC) which are very attractive for use in various commercial exploitations. The great interest of researchers to this area of science is explained, first of all, by fast development of electronic technique and communication equipments which require reliable, convenient and compact devices for processing and displaying information – indicators, displays, screens, etc. The successful use of LC materials in such devices considerably expanded a circle of technical applications of liquid crystals: now they are applied also in modern industrial machineries, in different transport vehicles and systems, medicine, household appliances, etc. Additionally, the search for new materials with exotic properties and for new technologies continues, in order to comply with the needs of these, and other novel applications.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

Research on bulk superconductors
Výskum masívnych supravodičov
Program: Other
Project leader: Ing. Diko Pavel DrSc. akademik US
Annotation:The agreement on cooperation between IEP SAS and CAN Superconductorsis focused on research od REBCO bulk supercondyctors for practical applications.
Duration: 1.5.2018 - 30.4.2023

The total number of projects: 24