The Slovenia Times

Jožef Stefan Institute getting lab for chemistry in extreme conditions


The project was selected among seven entries and is to be executed with the support of the IJS by researchers Matic Lozinšek, Blaž Alič, Mirela Dragomir and Kristian Radan.

They will receive EUR 330,000 for the equipment needed in the new lab that will use experimental techniques to enable a synthesis and characterisation of materials at very low temperatures or at very high pressure.

The idea is to merge two extreme fields of research - chemistry involving the most reactive chemical element, fluorine, and high pressure research.

Lozinšek said they wanted to venture beyond the limitations of conventional chemistry and introduce knowledge and techniques to Slovenia that were not yet available here.

Alič said the project would serve for basic research that can however prove to have applicative value in various fields, for instance superconductors or medicine.


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