Ferroelectrics Laboratory

Head of Laboratory:

Prof. IMP PAS Dr Hab. Bartłomiej Andrzejewski

Scientific Staff:

Prof. Dr Hab. Bożena Hilczer, Prof. Emeritus
Prof. Dr Hab. Czesław Pawlaczyk
Prof. IMP PAS Dr hab. Maria Połomska
Prof. IMP PAS Dr hab. Maria Zdanowska-Frączek
Dr. Andrzej Hilczer
Dr. Paweł Ławniczak
Dr. Ewa Markiewicz
Dr. Antoni Pawłowski
Dr. Katarzyna Pogorzelec-Glaser
Dr. Ludwik Szcześniak
M.Sc. Eng. Jacek Wolak

PhD Students:

M.Sc. Eng. Katarzyna Chybczyńska
M.Sc. Małgorzata Śmiłowicz (z d. Kaźmierczak)
M.Sc. Eng. Łukasz Lindner

Former coworkers:

Dr. Jan Kułek
M.Sc. Ludosława Szczepańska

Research activity:

  • Ferroics and multiferroics: phase transitions and molecular dynamics, size effectr; dynamics of ferroelectric and ferroelastic domains, ferroelectrics, ferroelectric relaxors.
  • Materials with fast ionic transport, superprotonic conductors (crystalline, polymer, composites) for potential use in fuel cells.
  • Polymers and their composites as new functional materials for applications: studies of dielectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric responses, charge storage properties.
  • Technology of ferroic and multiferroic, polymer and composite materials, technology of materials with high ionic conductivity.
  • Research equipment:

  • NIR - FT - Raman spectrometer (IFS 66 FRA 106, Bruker) with temperature stabilization from liquid nitrogen to 400 K; Raman microscope with helium cryostat.
  • Equipment for impedance/dielectric spectroscopy in frequency range 3*10-5Hz - 3*109Hz and temperature range 10 - 1500 K:
    - Broadband impedance/dielectric spectrometer Novocontrol - concept 80 with Novocontrol Quatro Cryosystem (113 - 673 K) and Novotherm HT 1200 (dc - 1MHz; 300 - 1500 K).
    - Set of impedance HP analyzes (HP 4284A, HP 4192A, HP 4191A) with Oxford Instruments cryostat CF 1204 (10 - 450 K) and various low frequency and coaxial sample holder.
  • Equipment for optical study (polarizing microscope JENAPOL) in temperature range 80 - 870 K (Linkam).
  • Differential scanning calorimeter (Netzsch DSC 200) from 150 K to 1500 K.
  • Planetary mono mill "pulverisette 6" (Fritsch).
  • Scientific cooperation:

    Institute of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
    Faculty of Technical Physics, Poznań University of Technology, Poznań
    Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław
    Institute of Physics, Technical University of Wrocław, Wrocław
    Institute of Chemistry, University of Wrocław, Wrocław
    Department of Technical Physics, Technical University of Warsaw, Warsav
    Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
    Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
    Institute of Material Science, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
    Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Riga, Latvia
    Cermic Laboratory, Federal Technical University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Institute of Physics, Potsdam University, Germany

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