At the Department of Molecular Physics, we conduct scientific research in the following areas:

1. Synthesis and investigations of electrical and electro-optical properties of organic and hybrid materials and components for organic electronics:
– AC and DC conductivity of polymer composites and nanocomposites (also reticulate doped polymers)
– photoluminescence and thermoluminescence of organic semiconductors
– photoconductivity and photogeneration of organic photoconductors
– field-effect (organic field effect transistors)
– electroluminescence (organic electroluminescent diodes, organic light emitting field effect transistors)
– photovoltaic effect (organic and hybrid photovoltaic cells)

2. Synthesis and analysis of phase transition phenomena in hydrogels and mezomorphic biopolymers applied as:
– drug carriers
– anisotropic composites

3. Synthesis and analysis of hybrid nanocomposites and nanocrystalline layers of metal oxides:
– nanostructured TiO2 films for hybrid solar cells
– polymer composites with functionalized nanoparticles of metal oxides characterized by high dielectric permittivity for field effect transistors and supercapacitors

4. Preparation and investigations of multifunctional sensors constructed with use of:
– molecularly imprinted polymers
– organic field effect transistors

5. Micro-Raman spectroscopy of organic and multicomponent systems:
– intermolecular interactions in polymer systems
– analysis of hydrogels and water structure
– investigation of polymer composites morphology
– structure of amorphous polymers
– analysis of thin organic, inorganic and hybrid layers
– analysis of rocks and minerals

6. Broadband dielectric spectroscopy of organic materials:
– molecular dynamics of polymers, polymer composites and hydrogels
– impedance spectroscopy of organic semiconductors

7. Simulations of complex liquid systems – static and dynamic properties:
» polymer dynamics, aggregation, polymerization, reaction front evolution, phase separation
– quantum-mechanical calculations
– molecular dynamics symulations

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