Chair of Physical Electronics

Physics of ionized gas and plasma began to be studied, at our university, after return of Dr. Miroslav Pavlov from doctoral studies in England in 1969. By working with a group of science at Belgrade University he began to create a Group for Physical Electronics and form an experimental laboratory in Novi Sad.

In the late seventies when the completed construction of the first plasma source, electromagnetically driven T-tube, the group was consisted of:
Dr Miroslav Pavlov,
Vladimir Radujkov,
Božidar Vujičić,
Milan Stanojević.
With the arrival of new members Stevica Djurović (1975) and Radomir Kobilarov (1983) (in the meantime V. Radujkov left the University), The Group has significantly strengthened and established its scientific interest.

 

In 1978th the Group grown in the Laboratory of Physical Electronics, focusing its research interest on Stark broadening of spectral lines in plasma, and the problems related to the dynamics of plasma, spectroscopic investigation of plasma and some physical problems of applied electronics. In 1984th Laboratory joined Zoran Mijatović who worked on experimental part of his doctoral dissertation on a new plasma source - wall-stabilized arc. Laboratory expands after Dragan Nikolić in 1994th and Mihaela Ćirišan in 2002nd joined the laboratory. In the meantime Dr. Miroslav Pavlov retired. The laboratory changed its name to the Chair of Physical Electronics.

 

Independently or in cooperation with related laboratories and groups Laboratory for Physical Electronics was a participant or leader of the following research projects:
1. Optical spectroscopy of atoms, molecules and plasma (1981-1985)
2. Optical spectroscopy of atoms, molecules and plasma (1986-1990)
3. Spectroscopy of atoms, molecules and plasma (1991-1995)
4. Diagnostic of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas (1994-1999)
5. Fundamental properties and application of radio frequency gas discharges (1994-1999)
6. Spectroscopy of atoms, molecules and plasma (1996-2000)
7. Plasma Spectroscopy (1996-2000)
8. Plasma and discharges: radiation properties and interactions with surfaces (2001-2005)
9. Monitoring and forecast UV index in Novi Sad (2003-2012)
10. The spectral characteristics of plasma radiation, the time development and characteristics of
the plasma sources (2006-2010)
11. Analysis of the cumulative dose of patients in the conduct of radiological diagnostics (2011)
12. Spectroscopic diagnostics of low temperature plasmas and gas discharges: shapes of
spectral lines and interactions with surfaces (2011-2014)
13. Development of methods, sensors and systems for monitoring the quality of water, air and
land (2011 - 2014)
14. Measurements in the concept of "smart" distribution networks (2011-2014)


From the beginning Laboratory had collaboration with leading domestic and foreign scientific institutions with related profiles. The primar domestic institutions are:
- Faculty of Physics, Belgrade
- Institute of Physics, Zemun
- Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad
- Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad
- Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad
while foreign:
- University of Opole (Poland)
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (United States)
- University of Valladolid (Spain)
- Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Minsk (Belarus)
- Kurchatov Institute , Moscow (Russia)
- Max Planck Institute, Greifswald (Germany)
- University of Tunis (Tunisia)
- University of Stockholm (Sweden)
- Technical University of Chemnitz (Germany)
- Institute of Physics, University of Köln (Germany )
This cooperation is realized through the training of our members in these institutions as well as through direct scientific cooperation. Members were involved in foreign and international projects:
- SEMETECH - Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (1991-1993), USA
- FIS205-03155 Medida de regularidades atómicas de parámetros Stark de las transiciones np-nd
en la serie homóloga de los gases nobles ionizados (2006-2008), Spain
- WUS: Monitoring of Ultraviolet radiation (2012)
- FP6 Reinforcement of  the Research Potential in Center for Meteorology and Environmental
Predictions (2009-2009)
- DEG-Forschergruppe 388, TP7 (2001-2004)

In addition, some members of the Chair stayed in foreign institutions on scientific training:
- The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, (Italy),
- Culham Laboratory, Abington (UK).
- National High Temperature Surface Engineering Centre, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
(UK).
- Atomic, Molecular and Optical Experiment Group, Loomis Laboratory, Department of Physics,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
- Laboratoire d’Étude du Rayonnement et de la Matiére en Astrophysique (DAMAP),
Observatoire de Paris - Section de Meudon, Paris, (France)
- Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Group, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago
(USA)
- Manne Siegbahn Laboratory, Stockholm University, Stockholm, (Sweden)
- Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, (Sweden)


There have been reversal cases. Two PhD students from Spain and one from Tunisia spent 3 months each on a study visit in our laboratory.

Members of the Chair have been published 74 papers in international journals and 30 papers in national journals. They are co-authors of the 20 invited lectures at international conferences and 12 at national conferences. This is certainly accompanied by a large number of papers in international (over 130) and national conferences (over 40).

 


The members of the Chair teach the following subjects:
At the undergraduate and master studies:
Astrophysics with astronomy
Atomic physics
Electronic circuits
Electrical Engineering
Physics
Physics and Laser technique
Physics of ionized gases
Physics of Star
Plasma sources and plasma diagnostics
Measuring instrumental techniques
Eyeglass optics and techniques
Nuclear Energetic
Optical and optometric instruments
Fundamentals of physics with astronomy
Basics of digital electronics
Basics of electronics
Basics of Energetic
Fundamentals of Physics of vacuum
Modern Experimental Physics I
Introduction to Atomic Physics
Introduction to Plasma Physics
Introduction to Plasma Technology
Advanced Course of atomic physics
Noise Protection

At the doctoral studies:
Astrophysical plasmas
Plasma Physics
Plasma Sources and experimental technique
Coherent radiation sources and application
Laser plasma diagnostics
Measurements and modeling of UV
Optical diagnostics of plasma
Plasma technology
Broadening of spectral lines in plasma
Members of the Department for many years had courses in general physics. From 2002nd the Chair of Physical Electronics organizes postgraduate studies of Physics of ionized gases and plasma, and since 2010th, PhD studies.
Some of the mentioned subjects accompany textbooks and manuals, authored or co-authored by members of our Chair. There were published 11 books, one monograph and 3 chapters in monographs.

Other Activities:
Organization of scientific conferences:
- 18th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases,
1966 Kotor, Yugoslavia
- 26th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases,
2012 Zrenjanin, Serbia
- 3rd Yugoslav Conference on Spectral Line Shapes, 1999 Brankovac, Yugoslavia

The members of the Chair have participated in joint industrial projects or perform various services to the following companies and institutions:
Energoinvest, Sarajevo; Minel, Ripanj; Minel, Zrenjanin; Jugodent, Novi Sad; Sintelon, Bačka Palanka; Impuls hemija, Novi Sad; Sigurnost, Pančevo; Novkabel, Novi Sad; Galenika, Zemun; Dunav-Tisa-Dunav-Kanal, Novi Sad; Rasina DO, Beograd: Vojnomedicinska Akademija, Beograd; Apoteke, Beograd

Finally, in our laboratory can be performed the following services:
- Spectral analysis
- Electrical measurements
- Utilitary electronics
- UV program (Laboratory has a simulator of the solar radiation in the UV range and other sources and detectors to measure the intensity and spectral distribution of UV radiation).