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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April 19, 2024
The recently obtained ERC  by Prof. dr. Dragan Mihailović was the main podcast topic on the Prvi program on RTV Slovenia. Link:
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Growth of carbon nanofibres on molybdenum carbide nanowires and their self-decoration with noble-metal nanoparticles
Damjan Vengust, Mojca Vilfan, Aleš Mrzel

Royal Society open science, vol. 7, no. 9 (2020), DOI: 10.1098/rsos.200783, COBISS.SI-ID: 30830851

Growth of carbon nanofibres on molybdenum carbide nanowires and their self-decoration with noble-metal nanoparticles
Damjan Vengust, Mojca Vilfan, Aleš Mrzel

Royal Society open science, vol. 7, no. 9 (2020), DOI: 10.1098/rsos.200783, COBISS.SI-ID: 30830851

Scalable high refractive index polystyrene-sulfur nanocomposites via in situ inverse vulcanization
Vijay Wadi, Kishore K. Jena, Kevin Halique, Brigita Rožič, Luka Cmok, Vasileios Tzitzios, Saeed M. Alhassan

Scientific reports, vol. 10 (2020), DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-71227-z, COBISS.SI-ID: 28365827

Orbitally driven insulator-metal transition in CuIr[sub]2S[sub]4 : temperature-dependent transient reflectivity study
Mimoza Naseska, Petra Šutar, Damjan Vengust, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Miran Čeh, Dragan Mihailović, Tomaž Mertelj

Physical review. B, vol. 101, no. 16 (2020), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.165134, COBISS.SI-ID: 27075075

Multifunctional and tunable trigate graphene metamaterial with "Lakes of Wada" topology
Yang Liu, Irena Drevenšek Olenik

Optics express, vol. 28, no. 17 (2020), DOI: 10.1364/OE.398346, COBISS.SI-ID: 24739075

Superconductivity emerging upon Se doping of the quantum spin liquid 1T-TaS[sub]2
Izidor Benedičič, Nejc Janša, Marion van Midden, Peter Jeglič, Martin Klanjšek, Erik Zupanič, Zvonko Jagličić, Petra Šutar, Peter Prelovšek, Dragan Mihailović, Denis Arčon

Physical review. B, vol. 102, iss. 5 (2020), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.102.054401, COBISS.SI-ID: 24393731

Thermophoretic tweezers for single nanoparticle manipulation
Jošt Stergar, Natan Osterman

Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, vol. 11 (2020), DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.11.97, COBISS.SI-ID: 24112387

Sn[sub]2P[sub]2S[sub]6 ferroelectrics customization by post-growth solid-state diffusion doping
Vasyl Shvalya, Janez Zavašnik, Venera Nasretdinova, Hana Uršič Nemevšek, Janez Kovač, Alexander A. Grabar, Anton A. Kohutych, Alex Molnar, Dean R. Evans, Dragan Mihailović, Uroš Cvelbar

Journal of materials chemistry. C, Materials for optical and electronic devices, letn. 10, št. 1/2 (2020), DOI: 10.1039/D0TC02248A, COBISS.SI-ID: 21037571

Difference in the interaction of nano-diameter rod and tubular particles with a disclination line in a nematic liquid crystal
Meenu Murali, Hakam Agha, Aleš Mrzel, Giusy Scalia

RSC advances, vol. 26, no. 36 (2020), DOI: 10.1039/D0RA01525C, COBISS.SI-ID: 19164163

The influence of polydispersity on the structural properties of the isotropic phase of magnetic nanoplatelets
Margaret Rosenberg, Žiga Gregorin, Patricija Hribar Boštjančič, Nerea Sebastián, Darja Lisjak, Sofia S. Kantorovich, Alenka Mertelj, Pedro A. Sánchez

Journal of molecular liquids, vol. 312 (2020), DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.113293, COBISS.SI-ID: 18148099

Formation of Fe(III)-phosphonate coatings on barium hexaferrite nanoplatelets for porous nanomagnets
Patricija Hribar Boštjančič, Alenka Mertelj, Andraž Mavrič, Matjaž Valant, Janez Kovač, Hermina Hudelja, Andraž Kocjan, Darko Makovec

ACS omega, vol. 5, no. 23 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c01597, COBISS.SI-ID: 18142211

Ab initio investigation of electronic and magnetic properties of antiferromagnetic/ferroelectric LaMnO[sub]3/BaTiO[sub]3 interface
Viktor V. Kabanov, Irina Piyanzina, Yu. V. Lysogorskiy, D. A. Tayurskii, Rinat F. Mamin

Materials research express, vol. 7, no. 5 (2020), DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/ab940e, COBISS.SI-ID: 17518595

Emergence of self-organized multivortex states inflocks of active rollers
Koohee Han, Gašper Kokot, Oleh Tovkach, Andreas Glatz, Igor S. Aranson, Alexey Snezhko

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 117, no. 18 (2020), DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2000061117, COBISS.SI-ID: 17130755

Reconfigurable structure and tunable transport in synchronized active spinner materials
Koohee Han, Gašper Kokot, Shibananda Das, Roland G. Winkler, Gerhard Gompper, Alexey Snezhko

Science advances, vol. 6, no. 12 (2020), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz8535, COBISS.SI-ID: 17123331

Guided self-assembly and control of vortices in ensembles of active magnetic rollers
Gašper Kokot, Andrey Sokolov, Alexey Snezhko

Langmuir, vol. 36, no. 25 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03023, COBISS.SI-ID: 17114883

Inducirane fazne spremembe v kristalih n-Mo4O11 s pomočjo ultrahitrih laserskih sunkov = Ultra-fast laser pulses induced phase changes in n-Mo4O11 crystals
Miloš Borovšak, Dragan Mihailović

Anali PAZU, letn. 10, št. 1/2 (2020)

Low threshold random lasing in dye-doped and strongly disordered chiral liquid crystals
Shaohua Gao, Jiayi Wang, Wenhua Li, Xuanyi Yu, Xinzheng Zhang, Xiao Song, Andrey Iljin, Irena Drevenšek Olenik, Romano Anton Rupp, Jingjun Xu

Photonics research, vol. 8, no. 5 (2020), DOI: 10.1364/PRJ.388706, COBISS.SI-ID: 3418212

GC ends control topology of DNA G-quadruplexes and their cation-dependent assembly
Daša Pavc, Baifan Wang, Lea Spindler, Irena Drevenšek Olenik, Janez Plavec, Primož Šket

Nucleic acids research, vol. 48, iss. 5 (2020), DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkaa058, COBISS.SI-ID: 3408740

Intercellular bridge mediates Ca[sup]2+ signals between micropatterned cells via IP[sub]3 and Ca[sup]2+ diffusion
Fulin Xing, Songyue Qu, Junfang Liu, Jianyu Yang, Fen Hu, Irena Drevenšek Olenik, Leiting Pan, Jingjun Xu

Biophysical journal, vol. 118, iss. 5 (2020), DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2020.01.006, COBISS.SI-ID: 3406180

Effect of the isotope mass on the turbulent transport at the edge of L-mode plasmas in ASDEX Upgrade and JET-ILW
N. Bonanomi, Aleksander Drenik, Jernej Kovačič, Natan Osterman, Matjaž Panjan, Gregor Primc, Matic Resnik, Rok Zaplotnik, Stefan Costea

Nuclear fusion, vol. 59, no. 12 (2019), DOI: 10.1088/1741-4326/ab3ecc, COBISS.SI-ID: 91296515

Runaway electron experiments at COMPASS in support of the EUROfusion ITER physics research : [Special Issue Featuring the Invited Talks from the 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Prague, 2-6 July 2018]
H. Meyer, Aleksander Drenik, Jernej Kovačič, Natan Osterman, Matjaž Panjan, Gregor Primc, Matic Resnik, Rok Zaplotnik, Stefan Costea

Nuclear fusion, vol. 61, no. 10 (2019), DOI: 10.1088/1361-6587/aae04a, COBISS.SI-ID: 91293699

Ultrafast nonequilibrium dynamics of strongly coupled resonances in the intrinsic cavity of WS[sub]2 nanotubes
Bojana Višić, Lena Yadgarov, Eva Arianna Aurelia Pogna, Stefano Dal Conte, Victor Vega Mayoral, Daniele Vella, Reshef Tenne, Giulio Cerullo, Christoph Gadermaier

Physical review research, vol. 1, no. 3 (2019), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.1.033046, COBISS.SI-ID: 32826663

Unveiling the electronic transformations in the semi-metallic correlated-electron transitional oxide Mo[sub]8O[sub](23)
Venera Nasretdinova, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Jernej Mravlje, G. Gatti, Petra Šutar, Damjan Svetin, Anton Meden, Viktor V. Kabanov, A. Yu. Kuntsevich, M. Grioni, Dragan Mihailović

Scientific reports, vol. 9 (2019), DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-52231-4, COBISS.SI-ID: 32821287

Strain-induced metastable topological networks in laser-fabricated TaS[sub]2polytype heterostructures for nanoscale devices
Jan Ravnik, Igor Vaskivskyi, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Michele Diego, Jaka Vodeb, Viktor V. Kabanov, Dragan Mihailović

ACS applied nano materials, vol. 2, no. 6 (2019), DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00644, COBISS.SI-ID: 32649511