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Our project has been presented at the manifestation organized by the president of the Republic of Croatia. Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarević organised the "Day of STEM" event where all the major educational and scientific instutions were invited to present their projects and attractive experiments, to the elementary and high school students.
Starting January 13th 2017., the NMR group has increased by another member of the team - dr. Alberto Fraile Garcia. Dr. Fraile has joined the Quantum CorES project and he will help us in research activities on the heavy fermion system. We look forward to our cooperation and the abundance of NMR results. Pun not intended.
We wish him many success in future work!
Our team collaborated with the group at LNCMI to inspect the microscopic properties of the magnetic field-induced order in DTN - the archetype compound for BEC systems. The system was studied in the vicinity of the upper critical field (Hc2 = 12.32 T), where by using static NMR data we traced the emergence of boson density upon entering the BEC phase for H < Hc2, and for the first time tested the validity of various theoretical predictions.
The paper has been published in Physical Review B - Rapid Communication, and received the Editors' Suggestion. It can be found at the link http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.020404
Member of our team Petar Kolar will present our work on optimization of the NMR setup on EuCAP conference held in Paris (France) next year for 19th to 24th March 2017. The conference paper is titled "Towards Optimal Noise Properties of NMR Antenna-Receiver Chain", so if you will be in the area make sure to stop by and hear his lecture.
We'll keep you posted on the exact lecture time.
The first ever pressure-dependence study has started at the Department of Physics. One of our project goals was to initiate the pressure research at the faculty, and we are happy to report that the first pressure mounting has been successful.
In the image to the left one can see two signals - an NQR signal of Cu2O powder measured at ambient pressure and at 8.15 kbar. The position of the line moves due to a change in ionic interaction of copper and surrounding oxygen, when the crystal cell is under stress.
Pressure is increased via hydrostatic compression, and the plan is to reach 26 kbar this summer.
To our great joy, the era of pressure research has begun at the Faculty of Science.
We thank our colleague P. Popčević from the Institute of Physics who helped us in preparation of this experiment.
On Friday 29th of January, Quantum CorES team had a Skype-conference for the kick-off of the project. All partners participated the discussion. The team has overviewed the current status of the project, the project flow for the first year, discussed possible issues and proposed the dynamics of the future updates of the project status.
Two short-seminars will be organized, one at the Department of Physics and one at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, to present the project and attract candidates for PhD positions.