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29. 05. 2024
11th European Conference on Residual Stresses

The group of Structure Analysis is a core of the organizing committee of the ECRS-11 conference that is organized from June 3 to June 7, 2024 in the Prague Congress Centre. We organize the conference together with colleagues from the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech technical University and from the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences in Rez. The conference program chair is prof. Jozef Keckes from Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria.

13. 05. 2024
The Czech-Slovak Student Science Conference

We would like to thank our students Kateřina Tetalová, Filip Hájek, and Lukáš Frk for representing our faculty at the 14th Czech and Slovak Student Scientific Conference held on May 2nd and 3rd at UPJŠ in Košice. Congratulations to Filip and Lukáš on securing first and second place, respectively, in their categories in the competition for the best scientific papers at the conference!

06. 05. 2024
Unveiling Altermagnets: Experimental Evidence and Spin-Symmetry Characteristics

Since 2020, a new branch of magnetic materials, altermagnets, has been theoretically identified, in addition to the conventional ferromagnets and antiferromagnets. The exclusively distinct spin-symmetry characteristics of altermagnets are the opposite-spin sublattices connected by a real-space rotation, but not connected by a translation or inversion. Such symmetry has unconventional physical consequences.

22. 04. 2024
Hidden Symmetry Revealed

In a recent letter by Peter Zalom from FZU, Martin Žonda, and Tomáš Novotný from our department, a novel approach to understanding interacting quantum dots coupled to multiple superconducting leads, based on a so far hidden symmetry, has been unveiled. These hybrid nano systems have the potential to be used as building blocks of the future superconducting electronics devices. As also revealed in the letter, they can be tuned to serve as superconducting diodes or even transistors.

21. 03. 2024
Our new colleagues

We welcome new group members: Subhasmita Ray, Ph.D., and Daniel Bobok, Mgr. Sc. We wish them interesting problems to solve, scientific breakthroughs, and productive studies during their stay at Charles University!

01. 03. 2024
Congratulations to Dr. Štěpán Marek!

Congratulations to Štěpán Marek, Ph.D. on successful doctoral defence! We wish him much success in his postdoctoral position at the University of Regensburg!

05. 02. 2024
Outcome of large international cooperation published in Nature Communications

Dr. M. Vališka’s team has successfully prepared high-quality single crystals of UTe2 specifically tailored for quantum oscillation studies. Utilizing these samples, the Cambridge group, led by A. Eaton, conducted a series of experiments in high magnetic field facilities, followed by advanced modelling to assess the potential geometries of Fermi sheets in UTe2.

04. 01. 2024
CZECH NEUTRON COMMUNITY MEETING 2024

The Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University and Nuclear Physics Institute, The Czech Academy of Sciences organize the whole-day meeting of the Czech neutron users. The Czech neutron community meeting 2024 continues the series of annual meetings of Czech neutron users started in 2016 and informal meetings of neutron users Neutron-Beer, which were interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

13. 12. 2023
New GAČR project: Computational design of high-performance ferroelectrics

The collaborative project of the Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. and the Department of Condensed Matter Physics entitled “Computational design of high-performance ferroelectrics” was awarded by the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR).

07. 12. 2023
Advanced MUltiscaLe materials for key Enabling Technologies (AMULET)

The AMULET (Advanced MUltiscaLe materials for key Enabling Technologies) project succeeded in the competition of 66 projects submitted to the Top Research call in the OP JAK programme (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CR). The call is aimed at supporting research with the potential for excellent results applicable in practice.