Division of Solid State Physics
Institute of Experimental Physics

Pasteura 5
PL 02-093 Warszawa

phone: +48-2255-32778
fax: +48-2255-32991


The beginnings of condensed matter research at the Faculty of Physics – University of Warsaw stem from the middle of last century. Those days Prof. Leonard Sosnowski gathered around him physicist from both the University as well as the Polish Academy of Sciences, starting so-called Polish school of semiconductors. Today the Division of Solid State Physics is over 30-person strong group of faculty, accompanied by their graduate and undergraduate students, and equipped with a state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization equipment, to mention only MBE and MOCVD epitaxy systems, FIB and optical lithography, AFM/MFM microscopes. Strong technological facilities are stimulants for the rich and dynamic scientific activities. The Division is known of their well-established expertise in FIR-NIR-VIS-UV (magneto)optics, (magneto)transport, magnetometry, hydrostatic and uniaxial pressures, electroreflectance, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, structural studies, etc.

The particular interests of Division’s members span various condense matter systems. One of them are dilute magnetic semiconductors, i.e. materials combining semiconducting and magnetics properties, thus being particularly interesting from the viewpoint of their applications in novel spin-electronic devices. There are also studied hybrid structures comprised of dilute magnetic semiconductors and metallic ferromagnets. Another group of materials investigated by the Division are wide-gap semiconductors, including nitrides and oxides. These have already well-established technological applications, e.g. in UV sources and detectors. Still, when heavily doped with transition metals, III-group nitrides and II-group oxides exhibit unique magnetic and magnetooptic properties. It should be mentioned that all the above mentioned semiconducting materials are subject to various micro- and nanoscale structuring, in order of enabling investigations of e.g. isolated quantum dots or magnetic ions embedded within such structures. Except semiconducting systems, the Division conducts also advanced studies of the epitaxial graphene or materials of photovoltaic applications.

Most cited publications with University of Warsaw affiliation (WoS Core, 08.2023)

(WoS Core, 08.2023)

593 - Koperski, M; Nogajewski, K; Arora, A; Cherkez, V; Mallet, P; Veuillen, JY; Marcus, J; Kossacki, P; Potemski, M, Single photon emitters in exfoliated WSe2 structures, Nat. Nanotechnol. 10 (2015)

555 - Gałkowski, K; Mitioglu, A; Miyata, A; Płochocka, P; Portugall, O; Eperon, GE; Wang, JTW; Stergiopoulos, T; Stranks, SD; Snaith, HJ; Nicholas, RJ, Determination of the exciton binding energy and effective masses for methylammonium and formamidinium lead tri-halide perovskite semiconductors, Energy Environ. Sci. 9 (2016)

547- Alexeev, EM; Ruiz-Tijerina, DA; Danovich, M; Hamer, MJ; Terry, DJ; Nayak, PK; Ahn, S; Pak, S; Lee, J; Sohn, JI; Molas, MR; Koperski, M; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Novoselov, KS; Gorbachev, RV; Shin, HS; Fal'ko, VI; Tartakovskii, AI, Resonantly hybridized excitons in moire superlattices in van der Waals heterostructures, Nature 567 (2019)

459 - Saarinen, K; Laine, T; Kuisma, S; Nissila, J; Hautojarvi, P; Dobrzynski, L; Baranowski, JM; Pakuła, K; Stępniewski, R; Wojdak, M; Wysmołek, A; Suski, T; Leszczynski, M; Grzegory, I; Porowski, S, Observation of native Ga vacancies in GaN by positron annihilation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 (1997)

358 - Niedermayer, C; Bernhard, C; Blasius, T; Golnik, A; Moodenbaugh, A; Budnick, JI, Common phase diagram for antiferromagnetism in La2-xSrxCuO4 and Y1-xCaxBa2Cu3O6 as seen by muon spin rotation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1998)

346 - Leszczynski, M; Teisseyre, H; Suski, T; Grzegory, I; Bockowski, M; Jun, J; Porowski, S; Pakuła, K; Baranowski, JM; Foxon, CT; Cheng, TS, Lattice parameters of gallium nitride, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69 (1996)

314 - Gaj, JA; Gałązka, RR; Nawrocki, M, Giant Exciton Faraday-Rotation In Cd1-xMnxTe Mixed-Crystals, Solid State Commun. 25 (1978)

302 - Knap, W; Dyakonov, M; Coquillat, D; Teppe, F; Dyakonova, N; Łusakowski, J; Karpierz, K; Sakowicz, M; Valusis, G; Seliuta, D; Kasalynas, I; El Fatimy, A; Meziani, YM; Otsuji, T, Field Effect Transistors for Terahertz Detection: Physics and First Imaging Applications, J. Infrared Millim. Terahertz Waves 30 (2009)

291 - Knap, W; Łusakowski, J; Parenty, T; Bollaert, S; Cappy, A; Popov, VV; Shur, MS, Terahertz emission. by plasma waves in 60 nm gate high electron mobility transistors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84 (2004)

276 - Strupinski, W; Grodecki, K; Wysmołek, A; Stępniewski, R; Szkopek, T; Gaskell, PE; Gruneis, A; Haberer, D; Bożek, R; Krupka, J; Baranowski, JM, Graphene Epitaxy by Chemical Vapor Deposition on SiC, Nano Lett. 11 (2011)

269 - Gaj, JA; Ginter, J; Gałązka, RR, Exchange Interaction of Manganese 3d5 States With Band Electrons In Cd1‑XMnxTe, Phys. Status Solidi B-Basic Res. 89 (1978)

251 - Arora, A; Koperski, M; Nogajewski, K; Marcus, J; Faugeras, C; Potemski, M, Excitonic resonances in thin films of WSe2: from monolayer to bulk material, Nanoscale 7 (2015)

195 - Nawrocki, M; Planel, R; Fishman, G; Gałązka, R, Exchange-Induced Spin-Flip Raman-Scattering in a Semimagnetic Semiconductor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 46 (1981)

186↑- Yang, Z; Surrente, A; Gałkowski, K; Miyata, A; Portugall, O; Sutton, RJ; Haghighirad, AA; Snaith, HJ; Maude, DK; Płochocka, P; Nicholas, RJ, Impact of the Halide Cage on the Electronic Properties of Fully Inorganic Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites, ACS Energy Lett. 2 (2017)

178 - Boukari, H; Kossacki, P; Bertolini, M; Ferrand, D; Cibert, J; Tatarenko, S; Wasiela, A; Gaj, JA; Dietl, T, Light and electric field control of ferromagnetism in magnetic quantum structures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002)

176 - Zając, M; Doradziński, R; Gosk, J; Szczytko, J; Lefeld-Sosnowska, M; Kamińska, M; Twardowski, A; Palczewska, M; Grzanka, E; Gębicki, W, Magnetic and optical properties of GaMnN magnetic semiconductor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78 (2001)

167 - Golnik, A; Ginter, J; Gaj, JA, Magnetic Polarons In Exciton Luminescence of Cd1-XMnxTe, J Phys C Solid State 16 (1983)

167 - Kamińska, M; Skowronski, M; Kuszko, W, Identification of the 0.82-eV Electron Trap, EL2 In GaAs, as an Isolated Antisite Arsenic Defect, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55 (1985)

161 - Ando, K; Hayashi, T; Tanaka, M; Twardowski, A, Magneto-optic effect of the ferromagnetic diluted magnetic semiconductor Ga1-xMnxAs, J. Appl. Phys. 83 (1998)

151 - Arora, A; Nogajewski, K; Molas, M; Koperski, M; Potemski, M, Exciton band structure in layered MoSe2: from a monolayer to the bulk limit, Nanoscale 7 (2015)

148↑ - Koperski, M; Molas, MR; Arora, A; Nogajewski, K; Slobodeniuk, AO; Faugeras, C; Potemski, MOptical properties of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides: observations and puzzles, Nanophotonics 6 (2017)

148 - Korona, KP; Wysmołek, A; Pakuła, K; Stępniewski, R; Baranowski, JM; Grzegory, I; Lucznik, B; Wroblewski, M; Porowski, S, Exciton region reflectance of homoepitaxial GaN layers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69 (1996)

147 - Goryca, M; Kazimierczuk, T; Nawrocki, M; Golnik, A; Gaj, JA; Kossacki, P; Wojnar, P; Karczewski, G, Optical Manipulation of a Single Mn Spin in a CdTe-Based Quantum Dot, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009)

146↑- Yang, Z; Surrente, A; Gałkowski, K; Bruyant, N; Maude, DK; Haghighirad, AA; Snaith, HJ; Plochocka, P; Nicholas, RJ, Unraveling the Exciton Binding Energy and the Dielectric Constant in Single-Crystal Methylammonium Lead Triiodide Perovskite, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8 (2017)

143 - Szczytko, J; Mac, W; Twardowski, A; Matsukura, F; Ohno, H, Antiferromagnetic p-d exchange in ferromagnetic Ga1-xMnxAs epilayers, Phys. Rev. B 59 (1999)

142 - Muller, F; Hopkins, Ma; Coron, N; Grynberg, M; Brunel, Lc; Martinez, G, A High Magnetic-Field EPR Spectrometer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 60 (1989)

141 - Twardowski, A; Dietl, T; Demianiuk, M, The study of the s-d type exchange interaction in Zn1-xMnxSe mixed-crystals, Solid State Commun. 48 (1983)

138 - Zajac, M; Gosk, J; Kamińska, M; Twardowski, A; Szyszko, T; Podsiadlo, S, Paramagnetism and antiferromagnetic d-d coupling in GaMnN magnetic semiconductor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79 (2001)

136 - Kowalik, K; Krebs, O; Lemaitre, A; Laurent, S; Senellart, P; Voisin, P; Gaj, JA, Influence of an in-plane electric field on exciton fine structure in InAs-GaAs self-assembled quantum dots, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86 (2005)

129 - Łusakowski, J; Knap, W; Dyakonova, N; Varani, L; Mateos, J; Gonzalez, T; Roelens, Y; Bollaert, S; Cappy, A; Karpierz, K, Voltage tuneable terahertz emission from a ballistic nanometer InGaAs/InAlAs transistor, J. Appl. Phys. 97 (2005)

128 - Pakuła, K; Wysmołek, A; Korona, KP; Baranowski, JM; Stępniewski, R; Grzegory, I; Bockowski, M; Jun, J; Krukowski, S; Wroblewski, M; Porowski, S, Luminescence and reflectivity in the exciton region of homoepitaxial GaN layers grown on GaN substrates, Solid State Commun. 97 (1996)

126 - Piekara, U; Langer, JM; Krukowska-Fulde, B, Shallow versus deep In donors in CdF2 crystals, Solid State Commun. 23 (1977)

117 - Mycielski, A; Dzwonkowski, P; Kowalski, B; Orlowski, Ba; Dobrowolska, M; Arciszewska, M; Dobrowolski, W; Baranowski, JM, Location of the Fe2+(3d6) donor in the band-structure of mixed-crystals Hg1-vCdvSe, J Phys C Solid State 19 (1986)

116 - Twardowski, A; von Ortenberg, M; Demianiuk, M; Pauthenet, R, Magnetization and exchange constants in Zn1‑xMnxSe, Solid State Commun. 51 (1984)

115 - Bernhard, C; Tallon, JL; Blasius, T; Golnik, A; Niedermayer, C, Anomalous peak in the superconducting condensate density of cuprate high-Tc superconductors at a unique doping state, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86 (2001)

115 - Jakubczyk, T; Delmonte, V; Koperski, M; Nogajewski, K; Faugeras, C; Langbein, W; Potemski, M; Kasprzak, J, Radiatively Limited Dephasing and Exciton Dynamics in MoSe2 Monolayers Revealed with Four-Wave Mixing Microscopy, Nano Lett. 16 (2016)

114 - Kobak, J; Smoleński, T; Goryca, M; Papaj, M; Gietka, K; Bogucki, A; Koperski, M; Rousset, JG; Suffczynski, J; Janik, E; Nawrocki, M; Golnik, A; Kossacki, P; Pacuski, WDesigning quantum dots for solotronics, Nat. Commun. 5 (2014)

113 - Twardowski, A; Hermann, C, Variational calculation of polarization of quantum-well photoluminescence, Phys. Rev. B 35 (1987)

111 – Gołasa, K; Grzeszczyk, M; Leszczynski, P; Faugeras, C; Nicolet, AAL; Wysmołek, A; Potemski, M; Babiński, A, Multiphonon resonant Raman scattering in MoS2, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104 (2014)

110 - Godlewski, M; Kamińska, M, The chromium impurity photogeneration transitions in ZnS, ZnSe and ZnTe, J Phys C Solid State 13 (1980)

108 - Szczytko, J; Twardowski, A; Swiatek, K; Palczewska, M; Tanaka, M; Hayashi, T; Ando, K, Mn impurity in Ga1‑xMnxAs epilayers, Phys. Rev. B 60 (1999)

107 - Raymond, S; Studenikin, S; Sachrajda, A; Wasilewski, Z; Cheng, SJ; Sheng, W; Hawrylak, P; Babiński, A; Potemski, M; Ortner, G; Bayer, M, Excitonic energy shell structure of self-assembled InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 (2004)

104 - Holden, T; Habermeier, HU; Cristiani, G; Golnik, A; Boris, A; Pimenov, A; Humlicek, J; Lebedev, OI; Van Tendeloo, G; Keimer, B; Bernhard, C, Proximity induced metal-insulator transition in YBa2Cu3O7/La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 superlattices, Phys. Rev. B 69 (2004)

100 - Gołasa, K; Grzeszczyk, M; Bożek, R; Leszczynski, P; Wysmołek, A; Potemski, M; Babiński, A, Resonant Raman scattering in MoS2-From bulk to monolayer, Solid State Commun. 197 (2014) 

99 - Zając, M; Gosk, J; Grzanka, E; Kamińska, M; Twardowski, A; Strojek, B; Szyszko, T; Podsiadlo, S, Possible origin of ferromagnetism in (Ga,Mn)N, J. Appl. Phys. 93 (2003)