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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Seminar III


Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Zvonko Trontelj
prof. dr. Boris Žemva
prof. dr. Veronika Stoka
prof. dr. Gojmir Lahajnar
prof. dr. Dušan Turk
prof. dr. Barbara Malič
prof. dr. Monika Jenko


The goal of this reading seminar course is to give an overview of the major directions of research in the field of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies using both academic texts and current research scientific literature, with a strong preference for the latter.


Students are expected to gain a general understanding of the research activities in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies research area. They will get skills to evaluative published works in scientific literature, to write professional and scientific papers and to make a public presentation of their review seminar work.

Course literature:

Professional and scientific literature.

Significant publications and references:

LOGAR, Manca, JANČAR, Boštjan, SUVOROV, Danilo, KOSTANJŠEK, Rok. In situ synthesis of Ag nanoparticles in polyelectrolyte multilayers. Nanotechnology (Bristol), 2007, vol. 18, 325601-1-32506-7.

MAČEK, Marjeta, MEDEN, Anton, SUVOROV, Danilo. The correlation between the structure and the dielectric properties of KxBa (1-x)Ga(2-x)Ge(2+x)O8 ceramics. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 2007, vol. 27, issues 8-9, 2957-2961.

JANČAR, Boštjan, SUVOROV, Danilo. The influence of hydrothermal-reaction parameters on the formation of chrysotile nanotubes. Nanotechnology (Bristol), 2006, vol. 17, 25-29.

PIRNAT, Urša, VALANT, Matjaž, JANČAR, Boštjan, SUVOROV, Danilo. Formation characteristics of the commensurate fluorite-type B2O3-Nb2O5 solid solution. Chem. mater., 2005, vol. 17, str. 5155-5160.

JANČAR, Boštjan, VALANT, Matjaž, SUVOROV, Danilo. Solid-state reactions occurring during the synthesis of CaTiO3-NdAlO3 perovskite solid solutions. Chem. mater., 2004, vol. 16, 1075-1082.

PIRNAT, Urša, SUVOROV, Danilo. Dielectric properties and phase transitions of Bi3Nb(1-x)TaxO7 fluorite-type dielectrics. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc.. [Print ed.], 2007, issues 13-15, vol. 27, 3843-3846.

HU, Xing, ŠKAPIN, Srečo D., SUVOROV, Danilo. Synthesis and characterization of aurivillius phases in the Bi-Ag-Ti-O system. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2007, vol. 90, no. 8, 2363-2366.

UDOVIČ, Marko, SUVOROV, Danilo. Sintering and dielectric characterization of pseudoternary compounds from the Bi2O3-TiO2-TeO2 system. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 007, vol. 90, no. 8, 2404-2408.

BLINC, Robert, LAGUTA, Valentin V., ZALAR, Boštjan. Field cooled and zero field cooled [sup](207)Pb NMR and the local structure of relaxor PbMg[sub](1/3)Nb[sub](2/3)O[sub]3. Phys. rev. lett., 2003, vol. 91, str. 247601-1-247601-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 17940775] JCR IF: 7.035

BLINC, Robert, ZALAR, Boštjan, LAGUTA, Valentin V., ITOH, Mitsuru. Order-disorder component in the phase transition mechanism of 18[sup]O enriched strontium titanate. Phys. rev. lett., 2005, vol. 94, str. 147601-147601-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 19007015] JCR IF: 7.489

KUTNJAK, Zdravko, PETZELT, Jan, BLINC, Robert. The giant electromechanical response in ferroelectric relaxors as a critical phenomenon. Nature (Lond.), 2006, vol. 441, str. 956-959. [COBISS.SI-ID 9925287] JCR IF: 26.681

HOMOUZ, D., REITER, Günther, ECKERT, Jürgen, MAYERS, J., BLINC, Robert. Measurement of the 3D-Born-Oppenheimer potential of a proton in a hydrogen-bonded system via deep inelastic neutron scattering : the superprotonic conductor Rb[sub]3H(SO[sub]4)[sub]2. Phys. rev. lett., 2007, vol. 98, no. 11, str. 115502-1-115502-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 20674855] JCR IF: 6.944



Students obligations:

The student presents the Seminar III on his research work in the current academic year in front of a committee. The student and his supervisor shall jointly set the date and time of the seminar. At least one week before the presentation, the student shall communicate the date, time, room and title of the seminar to After presenting the Seminar III the student must submit to the IPS Secretariat the filled out and signed minutes of the Seminar II/III, Seminar II/III exam application as well as the printed presentation of the Seminar III.