National Institute Of Materials Physics - Romania

Complex Heterostructures and Multifunctional Materials

Our research activity relies on highly educated/trained human resources and topmost scientific infrastructure. The HeCoMat team comprises of 33 active members, including 28 with permanent contracts and 7 with short-term contracts. From the 27 members with permanent contracts, 6 are Senior Researchers rank 1 (SR 1), 6 are Senior Researchers rank 2 (SR 2), 7 are Senior Researchers rank 3 (SR 3), 2 are Senior Researchers (SR), 2 are Junior Researchers (JR), 3 are engineers, and another one is technician. From the members with permanent contracts, 21 possess PhD titles (in physics, chemistry, materials engineering or medicine) – including 1 PhD supervisor. Three of the HeCoMat’s team members are PhD students, and 1 is MSc student.

Main research topics:

  • Ferroelectric materials and related structures for electronic, optoelectronic and sensing applications (including non-volatile memories, UV and IR detectors, piezoelectric devices);
  • Materials and devices with applications in microelectronics, photovoltaic conversion and light/particle detection (including field-effect transistors, hybrid perovskite and kesterite solar cells, and silicon-based particle detectors);
  • Superconducting and magnetic materials and strongly correlated electron systems;
  • Dielectric and ferroelectric materials for microwave devices (e.g., dielectric resonators, ferroelectric varactors, filters, antennas);
  • Materials for healthcare applications (prominently for bone regeneration).

Latest Publications

Critical advances in the field of magnetron sputtered bioactive glass thin-films: An analytical review
Authors: Stan, GE; Montazerian, M; Shearer, A; Stuart, BW; Baino, F; Mauro, JC; Ferreira, JMF

Published: FEB 15 2024, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 646, 158760, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2023.158760

Anticorrosion Protection of New Composite Coating for Cobalt-Based Alloy in Hydrochloric Acid Solution Obtained by Electrodeposition Methods
Authors: Branzoi, F; Mihai, AM; Zaki, MY; Xu, JY

Published: JAN 2024, COATINGS, 14, 106, DOI: 10.3390/coatings14010106

Optical characterization of Sm3+doped phosphate glasses for potential orange laser applications
Authors: Bayoudhi, D; Bouzidi, C; Matei, E; Secu, M; Galca, AC

Published: JAN 2024, JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE, 265, 120204, DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2023.120204

Vortex Dynamics and Pinning in CaKFe4As4 Single Crystals from DC Magnetization Relaxation and AC Susceptibility
Authors: Ionescu, AM; Ivan, I; Miclea, CF; Crisan, DN; Galluzzi, A; Polichetti, M; Crisan, A

Published: DEC 2023, CONDENSED MATTER, 8, 93, DOI: 10.3390/condmat8040093

Understanding the Effects of Post-Deposition Sequential Annealing on the Physical and Chemical Properties of Cu2ZnSnSe4 Thin Films
Authors: Catana, DS; Zaki, MY; Simandan, ID; Buruiana, AT; Sava, F; Velea, A

Published: DEC 2023, SURFACES, 6, DOI: 10.3390/surfaces6040031


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