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JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Department of Complex Matter
Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dynamics of Quantum matter

We explore non-equilibrium many-body dynamics in quantum systems that experience symmetry-breaking, topological, or jamming transitions. These systems encompass superconductors, charge-density wave, and magnetic materials.

Experimental Soft Matter Physics

The research is conducted within the “Light and Matter” research program. The interaction of light with matter is one of the most important fields of physics and optical processes are indispensable in many branches of modern industry.

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February 6, 2024
The absence of efficient light modulators for extreme ultraviolet - EUV and X-ray photons considerably limits their real-life application, particularly when even slight complexity of the beam patterns is required. In ...

JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE

Department of Complex Matter | F7

Understanding complexity through fundamental and applicative research.

Dynamics of
Quantum Matter

We explore non-equilibrium many-body dynamics in quantum systems that experience symmetry-breaking, topological, or jamming transitions. These systems encompass superconductors, charge-density wave systems, magnetic materials and heterostructures.

Experimental Soft Matter Physics

Our research comprises experimental investigations of optical phenomena in soft matter, interactions of light with soft matter, as well as possible applications in photonics, information technology and medicine.

Department of Complex Matter

The research within the department of Complex Matter encompasses a variety of research fields, ranging from the synthesis of new materials to fundamental investigations of elementary excitations, self-organising behaviour and adaptive functionality in complex systems. These include anything from nano-biosystems and bio molecules to superconductors and nanowires.

The experimental methods used are suitably diverse, from synthetic chemistry to biomedicine, femtosecond laser spectroscopy and magnetometry. The experimental research within the department is strongly supported by theory.

Projects

Check the exciting projects that we are currently working on. Our projects page provides detailed information about the research we are conducting.

Publications

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Facilities & Labs

Excellent experimental research is possible only with state-of-the-art equipment. Learn more about our labs and facilities.

Recent News

February 6, 2024
The absence of efficient light modulators for extreme ultraviolet - EUV and X-ray photons considerably limits their real-life application, particularly when even slight complexity of the beam patterns is required. In ...
December 27, 2023
The paper “Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking and lane formation in ferromagnetic ferrofluids" was recently published in the journal Small authored by the researchers from the Department of Complex Matter Mojca ...
December 11, 2023
Metastability of quantum states is rare and still poorly understood posing a significant exprimental and theoretical challenge. In a paper just published in Nature Communications by Anže Mraz and co‑workers from the ...

Events and Seminars

February 15, 2024 , 11:15 , Seminar Room for Physics
Darrick Chang (The Institute of Photonic Sciences (IFCO), Spain)   It is interesting to observe that all known optical materials have a refractive index that is of order unity at visible/telecom wavelengths. ...
January 23, 2024 , 11:15 , Seminar room for physics (IJS main building)
Anton Khvalyuk Superconductors are characterized by appearance of a finite current density j = – 1/c \; \rho_S A in response to a locally homogeneous time-independent external vector potential A, with \rho_S being ...
January 11, 2024 , F5 seminar room
Prof. Zheng Vitto Han, Institute of Opto-Electronics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China In this talk, we will introduce a model system: synergetic interplay between two layers of 2D interacting interacted electronic ...

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We are searching for talents! If you are searching for PhD position, if you are a motivated postdoc or senior researchers, check open positions and proposed research topics.