Institute of Chemical Physics of the University of Latvia brings together researchers for interdisciplinary studies of physics and chemistry in the fields of nanotechnologies and radiation chemistry.

MAIN FIELDS OF RESEARCH

  • Synthesis properties and applications of nanostructured materials.
  • Radiation processes in solids.
  • Development of new materials and technologies for fusion energy.

Institute of Chemical Physics has two departments:

Department of Nanotechnologies ( Assoc, Prof. Donats Erts)

Research directions

Synthesis, characterization and perspective applications of nanostructured materials

Materials:

Ge, Bi2S3, Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 nanowires, nanoplates, carbon nanotubes, graphene, plasmonic nanoparticles, Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3, Al2O3 thin films, ZnO nanorods, thin films, layered structures, nanolaminates, nanocomposites

Fields of perspective applications:

  • Thermoelectrical devices (Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 thin films and polymer nanocomposites)
  • Metrological devices (Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 nanowires), nanoelectromechanical devices (Ge, Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 nanowires), gas and biosensors (Au, Ag nanoparticle arrays on Si an AAO membranes, Bi2S3 nanowires, ZnO nanorods, thin films, graphene/ZnO nanolaminates)

Department of Radiation Processes (Dr. Gunta Ķizāne)

Research directions

Radiation processes in solids, radiation stability of materials, nuclear transmutation products, influence of a high intensity magnetic field on processes stimulated by radiolysis in solids

Materials:

Materials for application in fusion and fission energy -  composites, lithium ceramics, tungsten, beryllium, etc. Materials for application in nuclear and space applications – polymers, coatings, electronics. 

Fields of perspective applications:

Fusion, fission, space technologies, improved properties of materials by radiation modification for various applications

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