DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL FOR THE ELABORATION OF NEW NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS AND RELATED APPLICATIONS (2010 - 2013)

Project coordinator: Dr.habil.phys. Linards Skuja

The Cooperation Project 10.0032 "Development of Research and Technological Potential for the Elaboration of New Nanostructured Materials and Related Applications" funded by the Latvian Science Council supports research and related educational activities in the field of materials physics and chemistry with emphasis on aspects related to nano-science in materials with new or improved optical, electronic, mechanical or chemical properties. Six administratively independent organizations participate in the project: University of Latvia (UL), Riga Technical University (RTU), Institute of Solid State Physics, UL (project manager), Institute of Physics, UL, RTU Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and RTU Institute of Power Engineering. The project aims, on the one hand, to support the further development of research and technological equipment and relevant knowledge in the areas of expertise of the respective institutions, and, on the other hand, to stimulate joint research and joint use of available technical infrastructure and tools, thus providing a wider and more diverse base for student education. Project research topics that are currently being developed at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia include: thin film coatings and their boundary surface, materials and methods for holographic recordings, optical materials for deep UV region and  fiber optics, wide band gap semiconductor materials for light emitters and detectors, nanoparticles and optical and electronic properties of their composites, complex perovskite materials and their solid solutions, organic nonlinear materials and luminophores.