The Laboratory for Radiation Chemistry and Physics “Gamma” is devoted to fundamental and applied research in the field of Materials Chemistry and Physics.Our research involves materials synthesis and characterization and is supported by a creative and dedicated staff along with a modern collection of materials characterization equipment.
Nanoparticles and nanocomposites are currently the focus of our research, with the aim of improving synthesis procedures and the properties of materials, and to apply them to new technologies. Synthesis and characterization include different types of nanoparticles: semiconductor quantum dots, noble metal nanoparticles, luminescence and up-converting nanoparticles, graphene, and carbon nanotubes. An exceptional collection of radiation sources (from high energy Gamma rays, lasers, to low energy microwaves) is utilized in both material modifications and synthesis, as well as for characterization.
Optical spectroscopy (UV-VIS, fluorescence, infrared and Raman) is one of the key specialties of the Laboratory, and it is carried out on state-of-the-art instrumentation.Our researchers are involved in cooperation projects together with European research groups, as well as the others worldwide. Several projects under the European Framework Program (FP7), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), NATO as well as some bilateral state programs (France, Slovenia, Slovakia) are currently underway in the Laboratory. The Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča” is a member of the University of Belgrade and its researchers are engaged in lecturing at graduate, and postgraduate levels.