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Institute of Electron Physics, NASU

General Information

The Institute of Electron Physics is the first physical institute of Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences in Transcarpathia. It was founded in 1992 on the base of Uzhgorod Department of the Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. The Institute is a known center in studying the resonance and auto-ionizing phenomena in atomic systems, radiation solid-state physics and nuclear reactions using an M-30 electron accelerator (microtron)

Focus and Expertise

The core competencies of the Institute could be summarized as follows:

  • Development of the physical and chemical grounds of production of acousto-optical, electro-optical and non-linear materials in different phase states (single crystals, polycrystals, glasses, thin films and nano-dimensioned structures) for functional electronics.
  • Studies of elementary processes and phenomena stimulated by interactions of electron, ion, photon, atomic and molecular low and intermediate-energy beams with each other and with the condensed matter.
  • Physical processes and mechanisms of lasing excitation in metal-vapor lasers, development of new lasers and optical devices and materials for quantum electronics.
  • Physics of radiation processes in solids.

Although being mainly fundamental science-oriented, IEP carries out a large amount of applied research projects mostly concentrated in the following fields:

  • Development of devices for industrial applications and medicine.
  • Digital burden weighing devices, humidity meters for layered structures and thickness meters for multi-layered structures.
  • Electron guns and compact mass-spectrometers for probing the upper Earth's atmosphere.
  • Laser devices for intravenous blood irradiation, acupuncture and physiotherapy.
  • Lithium tetraborate-based sensors for ionizing radiation.

Through applied research, scientists at the Institute have developed a number of technologies that have commercial potential. The technologies include:

  • The physical and chemical fundamentals and technologies of obtaining materials promising for applications in functional electronics - macroscopic and mesoscopic crystals, films and glasses.
  • High-quality paratellurite crystals of extended size and different topology, as well as borate crystals doped with various dopants, composite materials with incorporated nanocrystals.
  • Technologies of obtaining protective and anti-reflective coatings for optical elements of KDP (KH2P04), DKDP (KD2PO4), CDA (CsH2As04}, DCDA (CSD2ASO4) single crystals have been elucidated. The main features of the effect of disorder on optical properties of phosphide and chalcogenide lll-V and ll-VI group semiconductor crystals, including nanocrystals in dielectric matrices, as well as the specific features of the physical processes in these materials under high-energy irradiation have been studied.
  • The technology of production of semiconductor materials with no crystallization front contact with container walls has been developed.
  • The technique of studying electron interactions with atoms, molecules and single-charged ions has been developed. A number of ultra-monoenergetic electron monochromators and analyzers have been designed for operating in the low and intermediate electron energy ranges.
  • The discharge sources of coherent and non-coherent radiation based on metal vapors and their chemical compounds have been developed.
  • The technique of structural ordering in solid-state materials using the M-30 microtron has been developed.


Setup for studying thermo-,
photo-, X-ray luminescence
and current spectrocopy


Technological setups for
crystal production by
Bridgman method
and contact-free
crystallization
method


Technological setups
for crystal growing
by Czochrafskl method


Technological VL-2M setup
for thin film production
by electron deposition
methods

Partnership Opportunities

The Institute maintains scientific relations with a number of scientific centers in Ukraine, Russia, USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and other countries. National and international conferences and other scientific forums are regularly held in the Institute; in particular, the International Conference 'Electron-100' dedicated to the centenary of discovery of electron, International Conferences on Elementary Processes in Atomic Systems (CEPAS'2000), Complex Oxides, Chalcogenides and Halogenides for Functional Electronics, biannual Conferences of young scientists and post-graduate students -IEP-2001 - 2007.

Contact Details

Shpenik Otto B., Director, Academision of NASU
Address: 21, Universitetska St., 88017 Uzhgorod, Ukraine
+380 312 643650, +380 312 643524
Fax: +380 312 643650
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