Section of Solid State Physics and Physics of Materials and Surfaces

Academic Staff

KOSTARAKIS PANAGIOTIS, Professor, Electronics

FLOUDAS GEORGIOS, Professor, Experimental Solid State Physics

BAKAS THOMAS, Professor, Materials Science, Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Magnetism

EVANGELAKIS GEORGIOS, Professor, Physical Systems Simulation Theory and Techniques

DELIGIANNAKIS IOANNIS, Professor, Materials and Environmental Physical Chemistry, Director of the Section

PAPANIKOLAOU NIKOLAOS, Associate Professor , Condensed Matter Physics, Simulation Techniques, Electronic Structure

KAMARATOS MATTHAIOS, Associate Professor, Surface Physics

EVANGELOU EVANGELOS, Associate Professor, Semiconductor Physics

DOUVALIS ALEXIOS, Associate Professor , Experimental Solid State Physics, Electronic, Magnetic and Structural Properties of Solids

VLACHOS DIMITRIOS, Assistant Professor , Experimental Physics of Solid Surfaces

BOURLINOS ATHANASIOS, Assistant Professor, Experimental Solid State Physics: Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Nanostructured Solids

TSELEPI MARINA, Assistant Professor, Experimental Solid State Physics: Thin Films

PAPADOPOULOS PERICLIS, Assistant Professor, Experimental Solid State Physics: Polymers

KATSANOS DIMITRIOS, Lecturer, Condensed Matter Physics

CHRISTOFILAKIS VASILIOS, Lecturer, Telecommunications: Signal Transmission

 

Technical Laboratory Staff 

BALDOUMAS GEORGIOS, Electronics Technician

TRIANTAFYLLOU PANAGIOTIS, Electronics Technician

TSOUMANIS GEORGIOS, Electronics Technician

 

Laboratories

Laboratory of Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Materials Physics

Laboratory of Surface Physics and Solids Interfaces

Laboratory of Electronic Telecommunications and Applications

Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science

 

Research Activities

The Laboratory of Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Materials Physics is involved in the study of magnetic and electronic properties of matter, materials characterization through Mössbauer Spectroscopy, EPR and X-ray diffraction, preparation and study of magnetic materials, thin films, nanoparticles, clays, layered materials, synthetic molecular compounds and catalysts.

Studies of surfaces and bi-surfaces properties of condensed matter as well as their interactions with thin films under conditions of ultra-high vacuum (10-11 torr) are carried out in the Laboratory of Surface Physics. The studies concern crystal and amorphous surfaces, using various standard techniques, such as low energy electron diffraction (LEED), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), mass spectroscopy (QMS) and work function measurements (WF).

Research interests in the Laboratory of Electronic Telecommunications and Applications include studies and electric characterization of thin films and semiconductors using Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) and electric measurements (I-V, C-V). X-ray investigations of the electronic structure of light elements are also performed through conventional and rotating anode X-ray tubes. Molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulations based on semi-empirical interaction potentials or Tight-Binding theory and Augmented Plane Wave (APW) methods are used in materials studies. Other activities include the development of analog and digital systems, telecommunication systems, optical signal transmission, digital signal processing and transmission, software radio, beam forming, smart antennas etc. In the Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, scientific interests include the study of the structure and dynamics of "soft" matter, namely synthetic and biological macromolecules, colloids and liquid crystals using X-ray scattering, dielectric spectroscopy and rheology. Calculations of the ab initio electronic structure of solids and simulations of structural and dynamic properties of solids and surfaces are also an area of research. Other activities are related to the physics of condensed matter, γ and X-ray spectroscopy and studies of the electronic structure of metal-hydrogen systems.