research and teaching in Physics; condensed matter physics; advanced materials
Guguchia Z., Sheptyakov D., Pomjakushina E., Conder K., Khasanov R., Shengelaya A., Simon A., Bussmann-Holder A., Keller H. (2015), Oxygen isotope effects on lattice properties of La2−xBaxCuO4 (x = 1/8), in Physical Review B
, 92, 024508-1-024508-6.
Maisuradze A, Shengelaya A, Pomjakushina E, Conder K, Keller H, Muller K. A (2014), Exponential temperature dependence of the Yb3+ relaxation in Y0.98Yb0.02Ba2Cu3Ox, in Magnetic Resonance in Solids
, 16(2), 14205-1-14205-6.
Guguchia Z., Khasanov R., Bendele M., Pomjakushina E., Conder K., Shengelaya A., Keller H. (2014), Negative Oxygen Isotope Effect on the Static Spin Stripe Order in Superconducting La2-x,BaxCuO4(x=1/8) Observed by Muon-Spin Rotation, in PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
, 113(5), 057002-1-057002-5.
Daraselia, Japaridze Davit L., Jibuti Zurab V., Shengelaya Alexander D., Müller K. A. (2013), Rapid solid-state synthesis of oxides by means of irradiation with light, in Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
, 26(10), 2987-2991.
Materials-both very simple ones and composite or advanced ones-have always been important to human society, as shown by the fact that our prehistoric eras are named after the new material that defined them, e.g. the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. The present age is likely to remain known as the Advanced Materials Age. Capitalizing on the recent advent of new instrumentation for materials synthesis and characterization there has been a nearly explosive growth in materials science research, which provides the basis for modern technologies.The present Institutional Partnership (IP) aims to use the joint teaching, training and research initiatives and mobility programs to strengthen teaching and research capacities in modern materials science at Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia. The project will take advantage of the existing long-term scientific and technical cooperation between the partners at TSU and the Solid State Chemistry group within Laboratory of Development and Methods at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).An important mission of the project is to integrate research into the academic curriculum at TSU by supporting science education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The main goal is to increase the level of education by keeping young people interested in science. Therefore teaching activities are in the focus of the proposed IP. For this purpose leading scientists involved in the project will present introductory lectures concerning the topics related to the research initiatives of the IP. Organization of summer schools is also planned. Students will have an opportunity to fully experience the work in a multidisciplinary environment in both formal and informal settings through participation in group meetings, research seminars and colloquia. A very important component of teaching initiatives will be the participation of students in real experiments. By having access to a wide range of experimental techniques, students and young researchers will be trained not to restrict their focus on the locally available methods, but to organize their research in a collaborative fashion by setting up active collaborations at national and international levels. Students and junior scientists will benefit from the extended international scientific contacts established by the project leaders. A mobility scheme is foreseen for joint experiments, including short-term visits of the young scientists to laboratories at PSI. Another important goal of the proposed IP is to strengthen and modernize the teaching and research infrastructure at the physics department of TSU and the exchange of the teaching experience with the Swiss partners. It is foreseen that experienced Swiss scientists involved in the project will give lectures at TSU and at summer schools in Georgia about the latest developments in the research field of the IP.Realization of the project goals will help to integrate the high-level research into the educational curricula of the Tbilisi State University. Young specialists of qualitatively new type will be prepared, who will be able to work in inter-disciplinary domains of experimental condensed matter physics and possess knowledge of theoretical concepts and experimental skills to solve modern problems of advanced materials science. Up to now such specialists are not prepared in Georgia.