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Department of Medical Physics Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science Jagiellonian University
keywords: medicine, pharmacy, advanced materials, 2D and 3D imaging, testing of materials, Mössbauer
offer number: 83
research topics:
  • basic research of iron porphyrins (learning processes of ion and electron transport at the molecular level),
  • mobility of nanoparticles in organic matter
  • structure of the magnetic nanoparticles in protein gels under the influence of the external magnetic field,
  • imaging and modeling of the structure of the internal temporal bone,
  • physiological and pathological mineralization of human tissues,
  • study of the microstructure of metal foams,
  • morphology of root canals in human teeth,
  • impact of obesity on microstructure of rat bones,


test equipment:
  • SkyScan 1172 micro-CT (determination of the structure of objects with a maximum diameter of 6 cm and height of 9 cm; the software to reconstruct the object from the measured projection and its three-dimensional visualization),
  • system for Mössbauer spectroscopy (two modern Mössbauer spectrometers with helium cryostat, measurements in the temperature range from 2.2 K to 300 K),
  • mass spectrometer TOF-SIMS (Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry),
  • spectrometer to infrared study FTIR,
  • lab for cell culture,
comercial research:
  • Mössbauer measurements using radioactive 57Co source,
  • investigation the extent of mobility of nanoparticles in organic matter,
  • testing the biological effects induced by magnetic fields at the cellular level,
  • biomedical imaging - analysis of the internal structure of bones, physiological and pathological mineralization of human tissues and microstructure of metallic foams,
  • testing of materials of biological origin by mass spectrometry (atomic / molecular composition, 2D and 3D imaging),
  • spectroscopic characterization of biological materials (metal porphyrin complexes, healthy and pathologically changed tissues),
  • imaging with high resolving power of the internal structure of the temporal bone by means of X-ray microtomography,
  • studies of the magnetic relaxation processes in the iron porphyrins,
  • creating a new class of organometallic composite materials in the form of three-dimensional structures of magnetic nanoparticles in protein gels,
  • development of new diagnostic tools (e.g. by demonstrating the activity of the trypsin enzyme in hydrolysis of amino acid chains on silicon surfaces),



Methods and research techniques:

  • computer microtomography,
  • Mössbauer spectroscop,
  • cell culture,
variants of cooperation: contract research, project, consortium
type of services: analysis, devices for rent, expertises

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