In the group research activities methods and tools of advanced nanotechnology are applied to investigations of biological structures at the nanoscale. The results are used for developing new methods of medical diagnostics, pharmacological drug testing, and also for better understanding of basic processes responsible for the progress and therapeutic treatment of several civilization diseases.
The group uses computer simulations to study surface processes stimulated by impacts of energetic projectiles in 3- and 2-dimensional systems.
The nanomechanical properties of cells and tissues are closely related to their physiological functions. In our research, we focus on the relationship between the nanomechanical properties of cells and tissues with their dysfunction occurring in the progression of civilization diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.
The main research topic at the Laboratory of Optical Polarization of Noble Gases is the production of nuclear hyperpolarization (HP) in 3He and 129Xe for imaging of human lungs.
The group carries out investigations into the morphology of oxide surfaces. Especially, we focus onto the structure of thin layers of organic adsorbates analyzed in ultra-high vacuum environment.
In our lab we fabricate new, sometimes elusive atomic and molecular nanostructures. Their structural and electronic properties are investigated by means of scanning probe microscopy and related techniques down to atomic precision.
The group investigates the possibility to tailor surface properties via the structure of the SAM-forming molecules, and methods to pattern the monolayers.