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LABORATORY  OF  PHYSICS  OF  IONIC  CRYSTALS

Head: Aleksandr Lushchik, Professor, D.Sc.,

phone: +372 7 383026; +372 7 428 946


Main research area:    Materials Science

Basic research is carried out in the field of fundamental photo-physical phenomena in wide-gap inorganic materials and prospects of their application in technology using the methods:
  • short-wavelength spectroscopy (4-40 eV),
  • thermoactivation spectroscopy (4-750 K), electron paramagnetic resonance and radiation physics.
  • Synchrotron radiation facilities i are widely used as well.

i - in cooperation with MAX-LAB I, Lund (beam-line BL 52) and HASYLAB at DESY, Hamburg (SUPERLUMI station)


The main topics include:

The main objects are
We investigate both highly pure samples and samples doped with several ns2, nd10, rear-earth, etc. impurity ions.
The main goal
Wide-gap compounds are widely used for various technical applications as laser materials, spectral transformers for luminescent lamps and devices, electronics components, radiation-resistant materials, detectors and dosimeters of various kinds of radiation, memory devices, various sensors and catalytic agents.

More detailed explanations of our goals and historical background are on the page
"Our investigations: goals and some historical aspects".

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Last updated 14.02.2001