Department of Soft Matter Research

The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences


Research in the field of liquid crystals and other partially disordered molecular matter, has always been a core of experimental work in our group. The efforts towards a better understanding of physical and structural factors determining the mesomorphic properties of novel liquid crystals still make a large part of our work.

Equally important for us are studies of glass-forming organic substances, where the glassy state refers to the freezing of various degrees of freedom, e.g. translational, rotational, or conformational. Glassy or amorphized states of molecular crystals are of special interest to pharmaceutical industry, what stimulates our research interest in the active compounds of drugs.

Molecular matter, and liquid crystals in particular, show interesting properties if confined in micro- or nanometer-sized volumes. We explore such properties in relation to both soft- and hard-structures hosts.

Research is being conducted by means of in-house instruments such as the FTIR spectrometer, modulated DSC and TGA (thermogravimetric analyser) instruments, polarized light microscope, BDS (broadband dielectric spectrometer), or X-Ray diffractometer, as well as on large-scale facilities, in particular neutron scattering establishments. We work in close collaboration with leading Polish and foreign research groups.


liquid crystals, partially ordered molecular matter, glass-forming organic substances, vitrification, softening of glass, mesophases, thermodynamic functions (ethalpy, entropy), phase transitions, vibrational dynamic, polymers, kinetic crystalization, soft matter, thermal analysis, thermodynamical properties of matter


Ewa Juszyńska-Gałązka, Assoc. Prof., Head of the Department

Wojciech Zając, Assoc. Prof.

Piotr M. Zieliński, Assoc. Prof.

Małgorzata Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, Assoc. Prof. - tribute [ENG]/[PL]

Katarzyna Chat, Ph. D.

Aleksandra Deptuch, Ph. D.

Anna Drzewicz, Ph. D.

Natalia Osiecka-Drewniak, Ph. D.

Marcin Piwowarczyk, Ph. D.

Oleksandr Tomchuk, Ph. D.


Maria Massalska-Arodź, Prof.

Jan Krawczyk, Assoc. Prof.

Ireneusz Natkaniec, Ph. D.

Małgorzata Nowina Konopka, Ph. D.

Equipment (photo by W. Zając)

Broadband dielectric spectrometer

Broadband dielectric spectrometer

The Novocontrol Technologies broadband dielectric spectrometer allows to characterize dielectric properties of different materials in the broad frequency range (3*10-5Hz - 4*107Hz). Experiments can be performed between 173K and 523K using Novocool liquid nitrogen temperature control system. High pressure dielectric measurements are carried out up to 600MPa over a temperature range of 253K to 393K by means of high pressure cell.

Differental scanning calorimeter

Differental scanning calorimeter

TA Instruments DSC 2500 is the heat-flux type differential scanning calorimeter equipped with liquid nitrogen cooling system (from 93K to 823K). The device allows to measure temperatures and heat flows associated with phase transitions in studied materials. It is possible to perform temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry experiments (period: 10 - 200s and amplitude: 0.01 - 3K).

Polarized light microscope

Polarized light microscope

The Leica TM2700 polarized light microscope equipped with LINKAM THMS600 heating table, T95-PE controller and LNP95 liquid nitrogen cooling system, allows for sample observation either in reflected or in transmitted light for broad range of temperatures (78K - 873K). Experiments can be performed whit heating rate up to 150K/min and cooling rate up to 100K/min. Further analysis of recoded data can be performed with the TOApy package.

FT-IR spectrometer

FT-IR spectrometer

The Digilab Excalibur FTS 3000 is Fourier transform, mid-wavelength infrared spectrometer. Working in broad range of temperature: 15 - 400K, in wavenumber range 6000-400cm-1, resolution: 0.25cm-1. It is also possible to perform ATR experiments. The device is used to study phase transformations of molecular crystals and liquid crystals.

X-Ray Diffractometer

X-Ray Diffractometer

X’PERT PRO (PANalytical) diffractometer allows for non-destructive structural as well as qualitative and quantitative composition analysis of polycrystalline samples (e.g. pharmaceutics, minerals and metals), glasses and liquid crystals. Two non-ambient attachments allow for investigation in the 170-720K and 298-1470 K ranges. Surface and thin film studies including grazing incidence diffraction and X-ray reflectometry are also possible.

Thermogravimetric Analyzer TGA

Thermogravimetric Analyzer TGA

Thermogravimetric Analyzer TGA 5500 from TA Instrument is used to measure mass of a sample over time as the temperature changes. It enables high-resolution TGA analyzes and sinusoidal temperature modulation measurements. It allows to analyze complex processes of sample mass changes, determine of activation energy in real-time, study the decomposition kinetics in a single transformation. The device is used for investigation, i.e.: adsorption, absorption, desorption, chemisorption, thermal decomposition, reaction kinetics, composition analysis, and thermal stability of substances.

Cryogenic ball mill

Cryogenic ball mill

The CryoMill (Retsch) is tailored for cryogenic grinding. The grinding jar is continually cooled with liquid nitrogen from the integrated cooling system before and during the grinding process. Experiments can be performed using oscillating frequency of 30Hz. Cryogenic griding is one of method used to amorphization of materials. The mill can also be operated without cooling which makes it suitable for a vast range of applications.

The Sieverts apparatus

The Sieverts apparatus

The Sieverts apparatus is designed to investigate materials for hydrogen storage. A sample at known pressure and volume is connected to a reservoir of known volume and pressure through an isolation valve. Opening the isolation valve allows new equilibrium to be established. Gas sorption is determined by difference in actual measured pressure (Pf) versus calculated pressure (Pc).

The electrospinning setup

The electrospinning setup

Electrospinning allows to produce continuous fibers with diameters ranging from tens of nanometers to several micrometers. During electrospinning process a liquid droplet is electrified to generate a jet, followed by stretching and elongation to generate fiber. The size and morphology fibers can be altered by changing a solvent and process parameters, among others, the applied electric field, distance between the needle and collector, flow rate. The setup is used to prepare polymer fibers containing liquid crystals, pharmaceutical drugs, nanoparticles etc.


A. Deptuch, S. Lalik, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M. Urbańska, M. Marzec, "Crystallization kinetics of (S)-4′-(1-methylheptyloxycarbonyl)biphenyl-4-yl 4-[4-(2,2,3,3,4,4,4-heptafluorobutoxy)but-1-oxy]-2-fluorobenzoate", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2024) DOI: 10.1039/D4CP00198B.

A. Drzewicz, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, P. Kula, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "Effect of the linking bridge type on the self-assembly behaviour of 2′,3′-difluoroterphenyl derivatives", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 26 (2024) 8748.

P. Bury, M. Veveričík, F. Černobila, N. Tomašovičová, V. Lacková, K. Kónyová, I. Šafařík, V. Petrenko, O. Tomchuk, M. Timko, P. Kopčanský, "The Role of Diamonds Dispersed in Ferronematic Liquid Crystals on Structural Properties", Crystals 14 (2024) 202.

N. Osiecka-Drewniak, A. Deptuch, M. Urbańska, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "A Siamese neural network framework for glass transition recognition", Soft Matter (2024) DOI: 10.1039/D3SM01593A.

M. Urbańska, M. Zając, P. Perkowski, A. Deptuch, "The Influence of the Molecular Structure of Compounds on Their Properties and the Occurrence of Chiral Smectic Phases", Materials 17 (2024) 618.

M. Piwowarczyk, A. Deptuch, A. Drzewicz, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Gałązka, Z. Galewski, "Mesomorphism of (E)-4-[(4-propyloxyphenyl)diazenyl]phenyl alkanoates (3OABOOCm)", Thermochimica Acta 731 (2024) 179649.

M. Piwowarczyk, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Gałązka, "The Universal Scaling of Dielectric Response as a Tool in the Description of a Complex Dynamic of 4′-Butyl-4-(2-methylbutoxy)azoxybenzene (4ABO5*)", Crystals 14 (2024) 95.

O. Tomchuk, "Models for Simulation of Fractal-like Particle Clusters with Prescribed Fractal Dimension", Fractal and Fractional 7 (2023) 866.

A. Drzewicz, "Insight into phase situation and kinetics of cold- and melt crystallization processes of chiral smectogenic liquid crystals", The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (2023) DOI: 10.48733/978-83-63542-37-5.

N. Osiecka-Drewniak, M. Piwowarczyk, A. Drzewicz, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "Liquid crystal textures, neural networks and art", Liquid Crystals (2023) DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2023.2280813.

W. Tu, P. Maksym, K. Chat, T. Biela, A. Zięba, K. Kaminski, K. Adrjanowicz, "Tacticity control approached by electric-field assisted free radical polymerization – the case of sterically hindered monomers", Polymer Chemistry 14 (2023) 3465.

S. Baran, A. Deptuch, A. Hoser, B. Penc, J. Przewoźnik, A. Szytuła, "Crystal and magnetic structures of R2Ni2In compounds (R = Tb and Ho)", Acta Crystallographica B79 (2023) 346.

A. Deptuch, A. Lelito, M. Urbańska, "Application of Polarizing Optical Microscopy in Investigation of Crystallization Kinetics from Smectic CA* Phase", Acta Physica Polonica A 144:2 (2023) 61.

A. Fedorchuk, M. Laskowska, G. Cempura, A. Kruk, A. Nowak, M. Dulski, M. Kac, O. Pastukh, P.M. Zieliński, J. Kubacki, Ł. Laskowski, "Synthesis, thermal evolution and magnetic investigations of SBA-15 silica functionalized with anchored iron phosphonate molecules", Nanotechnology 34 (2023) 415602.

A. Rudzki, J. Chruściel, S. Zalewski, W. Zając, "Thermal analysis and FTIR study of 4-n-hexadecyloxybenzoic acid (16OB)", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 148 (2023) 10663.

S. Enomoto, M. Umeda, T. Yamamoto, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, Y. Miyazaki, H. Suzuki, "Polymorphism and thermodynamic properties of 4-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 4-pentylbenzoate (5CFPB) liquid crystal", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 148 (2023) 10081.

D. Czernia, P. Konieczny, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Perzanowski, J. Lekki, A. Berenice González Guillén, W. Łasocha, "Influence of proton irradiation on the magnetic properties of two-dimensional Ni(II) molecular magnet", Scientific Reports 13 (2023) 14032.

L. Balejcikova, K. Zolochevska, N. Tomasovicova, A. Nagornyi, O. Tomchuk, V.I. Petrenko, V.M. Garamus, L. Almasy, M. Timko, P. Kopcansky, "Variations in the Structural and Colloidal Stability of Magnetoferritin under the Impact of Technological Process Modulations", Crystals 13:10 (2023) 1493.

P.O. Maksimchuk, K.O. Hubenko, M. Knupfer, V.V. Seminko, V.K. Klochkov, O.V. Tomchuk, N.S. Kavok, O.V. Sorokin, L.D. Demchenko, S.L. Yefimova, "OH-Free Catalytic Decomposition of H2O2 by GdVO4:Eu3+ Nanoparticles", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 127:31 (2023) 15206.

M. Gałązka, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M.E.S. Eusébio, M.T.S. Rosado, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, E. Dryzek, "Study on molecular dynamics and phase transitions in 1,2-cyclohexanediol and 1,3-cyclohexanediol isomers by calorimetry and dielectric spectroscopy", Journal of Molecular Liquids 369 (2023) 120874.

A. Deptuch, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, A. Drzewicz, M. Piwowarczyk, M. Urbańska, "Crystallization kinetics in the chiral compound showing the vitrification of the smectic CA* phase for moderate cooling rates", Phase Transitions 96:2 (2023) 166.

E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Zając, "Small angle neutron scattering on n-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 4-butylbenzoates (n = 4,6,8) liquid crystals in mesoporous AAO membranes. A feasibility study", Phase Transitions 96:2 (2023) 89.

A. Deptuch, A. Lelito, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M. Urbańska, "Vitrification of the smectic CA* phase and kinetics of cold crystallization investigated for a fluorinated compound with a chiral centre based on (S)-(+)-3-octanol", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 25 (2023) 12379.

R. Bujakiewicz-Korońska, Ł. Gondek, L. Vasylechko, M. Balanda, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Gałązka, D. Majda, W. Piekarczyk, A. Żywczak, A. Cizman et al., "Magnetoelectric, spectroscopic, optical and elastic properties of Co-doped BaTiO3 ceramics", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 946 (2023) 169344.

A. Drzewicz, Ł. Moczkodan, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, A. Deptuch, "Phase behaviour and relaxation dynamics of the asymmetric azoxybenzene", Phase Transitions 96:2 (2023) 126.

A. Deptuch, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, M. Dziurka, J. Hooper, M. Srebro-Hooper, M. Urbańska, M. Tykarska, M. Marzec, "Determination of tilt angle and its behavior in chiral smectic phases by exploring molecular conformations using complementary methods", Physical Review E 107 (2023) 034703.

O.V. Tomchuk, O.P. Kryshtal, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W.M. Zając, "Particle-size polydispersity analysis based on the unified exponential/power-law approach to small-angle scattering", Journal of Applied Crystallography 56:4 (2023) 1099.

N. Osiecka-Drewniak, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "Determining the degree of crystallization of aripiprazole during cold crystallization using thermo-optical analysis and differential scanning calorimetry", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 148 (2023) 6887.

A. Drzewicz, N. Sokulska, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Deptuch, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, P. Kula, "Role of interactions seen by vibrational and relaxation dynamics in the thermodynamic states of the asymmetric para-terphenyl", Liquid Crystals (2023) DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2023.2210540.

A. Deptuch, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Drzewicz, M. Piwowarczyk, M. Urbańska, M. Tykarska, Influence of sample measuring cell on isothermal crystallization of liquid crystalline compound forming the smectic CA* phase, Phase Transitions 96:2 (2023) 149.

N. Osiecka-Drewniak, A. Deptuch, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, S. Baran, A. Dziuba, "Insight into polymorphism and dynamics of aripiprazole" CrystEngComm 25 (2023) 3328.

A. Deptuch, N. Górska, M. Srebro-Hooper, J. Hooper, M. Dziurka, M. Urbańska, "Vibrational spectra of chiral 3FmX1PhX26 homologues (m = 5, 6; X1 = H, F; X2 = F) in isotropic liquid, smectic and crystal phases", Chemical Physics 573 (2023) 111977.

N. Osiecka-Drewniak, Z. Galewski, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "Distinguishing the Focal-Conic Fan Texture of Smectic A from the Focal-Conic Fan Texture of Smectic B", Crystals 13:8 (2023) 1187.

A. Deptuch, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Drzewicz, M. Piwowarczyk, M. Urbańska, S. Baran, "Investigation of Chiral Smectic Phases and Conformationally Disordered Crystal Phases of the Liquid Crystalline 3F5FPhH6 Compound Partially Fluorinated at the Terminal Chain and Rigid Core", Journal of Physical Chemistry B 126 (2022) 6547.

A. Deptuch, M. Piwowarczyk, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, J. Kim, M. Urbańska, M. Skolarczyk, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, M. Marzec, "Fluorosubstitution of the Molecular Core in Chiral Esters with Short Terminal Carbon Chains: Influence on Physical Properties", Crystals 12 (2022) 1028.

A. Drzewicz, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, P. Kula, "Insight into cold- and melt crystallization phenomena of smectogenic liquid crystal", CrystEngComm 24 (2022) 3074.

A. Deptuch, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Drzewicz, M. Urbańska, "Comparative study of crystallization of two fluorinated chiral liquid crystalline compounds differing by fluorosubstitution of the molecular core", Jornal of Crystal Growth 593 (2022) 126771.

A. Dołęga, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Deptuch, S. Baran, P.M. Zieliński, "Cold-crystallization and physical stability of glassy carbamazepine", Thermochimica Acta 707 (2022) 179100.

S. Lalik, O. Stefańczyk, D. Dardas, A. Deptuch, T. Yevchenko, S. Ohkoshi, M. Marzec, "Nanocomposites Based on Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystal (S)-MHPOBC Doping with Au Nanoparticles", Molecules 27 (2022) 3663.

A. Deptuch, R. Duraj, A. Szytuła, B. Penc, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, S. Baran, "Tuning magnetostructural phase transition in CoMn0.88Cu0.12Ge by application of hydrostatic pressure", Scripta Materialia 218 (2022) 114823.

A. Drzewicz, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Deptuch, M. Gałązka, W. Zając, W. Drzewiński, "On relaxation and vibrational dynamics in the thermodynamic states of a chiral smectogenic glass-former", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 24 (2022) 4595.

A. Deptuch, S. Lalik, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Drzewicz, M. Urbańska, M. Marzec, "Comparative study of electrooptic, dielectric, and structural properties of two glassforming antiferroelectric mixtures with a high tilt angle", Physical Review E 105 (2022) 024705.

A. Deptuch, A. Drzewicz, M. Dziurka, N. Górska, J. Hooper, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Marzec, M. Piwowarczyk, M. Srebro-Hooper, M. Tykarska, M. Urbańska, "Influence of fluorosubstitution on physical properties of the smectogenic chiral ester", Materials Research Bulletin 150 (2022) 111756.

N. Osiecka-Drewniak, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Zając, D. Chudoba, "Vibrational dynamics of ethosuximide polymorphs. Infrared absorption and inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy and model calculations", Spectrochimica Acta Part A 279 (2022) 121468.

M. Żurek, W. Zając, "Investigation of the Hydrogen Absorption by the LaNi5 and LaNi4.75Pb0.25 Alloys Using a Statistical Physics Model", Hydrogen 3 (2022) 361.

A. Dołęga, P.M. Zieliński, "Kinetics of non-isothermal cold-crystallization of carbamazepine in the glassy state studied by DSC", Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 575 (2022) 121198.

A. Dołęga, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Deptuch, S. Baran, P.M. Zieliński, "Cold-crystallization and physical stability of glassy carbamazepine", Thermochimica Acta 707 (2022) 179100.

M. Gałązka, N. Osiecka-Drewniak, "Electric Conductivity and Electrode Polarization as Markers of Phase Transitions", Crystals 12 (2022) 1797.

A. Deptuch, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Drzewicz, W. Zając, M. Urbańska, "Molecular dynamics and kinetics of isothermal cold crystallization in the chiral smectogenic 3F7HPhH6 glassformer", Crystals 11 (2021) 1487.

W. Sas, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, P. Czaja, P.M. Zieliński, M. Fitta, "Magnetic Properties Study of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles-Loaded Poly(ε-caprolactone) Nanofibres, Magnetochemistry" 7 (2021) 61.

S. Baran, A. Deptuch, M. Reehuis, Y. Tyvanchuk, F. Yokaichiya, A. Szytuła, "Complex magnetic ordering in RE5Pd2In4 (RE = Tb-Tm) compounds investigated by neutron diffraction and magnetometric measurements", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 877 (2021) 160171.

A. Dołęga, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Deptuch, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, P. M. Zieliński, "Thermoanalytical studies of a cytotoxic derivative of carbamazepine: iminostilbene", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 146 (2021) 2151.

Ł. Kolek, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "Kinetics of non-isothermal cold crystallization in the antiferroelectric smectic phase of 3F5BFBiHex as seen by differential scanning calorimetry and broadband dielectric spectroscopy", Journal of Molecular Liquids 323 (2021) 115040.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Sas, P.M. Zieliński, A. Baranowska-Korczyc, "Soft versus hard confinement effects on the phase transitions, and intra- and inter- molecular dynamics of 6BT liquid crystal constrained in electrospun polymer fibers and in nanopores", Journal of Molecular Liquids 331 (2021) 115817.

S. Baran, A. Deptuch, B. Penc, A. Hoser, A. Szytuła, "Symmetry analysis of complex magnetic structure in monoclinically distorted Er3Cu4Sn4", Acta Crystallographica B 77 (2021) 219.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, Ł. Kolek, "Nematic Liquid Crystals", Editorial in: Crystals 11 (2021) 381.

A. Drzewicz, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Zając, P. Kula, "On the relaxation dynamics of a double glass-forming antiferroelectric liquid crystal", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 23 (2021) 8673.

A. Dołęga, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, N. Osiecka-Drewniak, P. Natkański, P. Kustrowski, A. Krupa, P.M. Zieliński, "Study on the thermal performance of carbamazepine at different temperatures, pressures and atmosphere", Thermochimica Acta 703 (2021) 178990.

N. Osiecka-Drewniak, M.A. Czarnecki, Z. Galewski, "Investigation of phase transitions in liquid crystal 12BBAA using window clustering of infrared spectra", Journal of Molecular Liquids 341 (2021) 117233.

A. Drzewicz, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Gałązka, W. Zając, P. Kula, "Effect of high pressure on relaxation dynamics and crystallization kinetics of chiral liquid crystal in its smectic phase", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 23 (2021) 17466.

S. Baran, A. Deptuch, A. Hoser, B. Penc, Y. Tyvanchuk, A. Szytuła, "Crystal and magnetic structures of R2Ni1.78In compounds (R = Tb, Ho, Er and Tm)", Acta Crystallographica B 77 (2021) 824.

A. Deptuch, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, W. Zając, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Drzewicz, M. Urbańska, "Investigation of crystallization kinetics and its relationship with molecular dynamics for chiral fluorinated glassforming smectogen 3F5HPhH6", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 23 (2021) 19795.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, "Isothermal and Non-isothermal Crystallization in Liquid Crystals as Seen by Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy and Differential Scanning Calorimetry, in: Crystallization as Studied by Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy", Advances in Dielectrics, Springer International Publishing, Cham (2020) 119.

A. Dołęga, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Deptuch, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, P.M. Zieliński, "Vibrational Dynamics of Carbamazepine: Studies Based on Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction", Applied Spectroscopy 74 (2020) 460.

E. Dryzek, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, R. Zaleski, B. Jasinska, M.E.S. Eusébio, "Free volume in the smectic-E phase of 4-hexyl-4 isothiocyanatobiphenyl studied by positron annihilation spectroscopy", Physical Review E 101 (2020) 022705.

A. Drzewicz, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Zając, P. Kula, "Vibrational Dynamics of a Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystal Undergoing Vitrification and Cold Crystallization", Crystals 10 (2020) 655.

A. Drzewicz, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Zając, M. Piwowarczyk, W. Drzewiński, "Non-isothermal and isothermal cold crystallization of glass-forming chiral smectic liquid crystal (S)-4'-(1-methyloctyloxycarbonyl) biphenyl-4-yl 4-[7-(2,2,3,3,4,4,4-heptafluorobutoxy) heptyl-1-oxy]-benzoate", Jouranl of Molecular Liquids 319 (2020) 114153.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, P.M. Zieliński, M. Marzec, "Studies of molecular dynamics and non-isothermal crystallization process of 4-n-butyloxybenzylidene-4'-n'-octylaniline (BBOA) liquid crystal under two dimensional nano-confinement", Journal of Molecular Liquids 308 (2020) 113039.

Ł. Kolek, M. Massalska-Arodź, K. Adrjanowicz, T. Rozwadowski, K. Dychtoń, M. Drajewicz, P. Kula, "Molecular dynamics and cold crystallization process in a liquid-crystalline substance with para-, ferro- and antiferro-electric phases as studied by dielectric spectroscopy and scanning calorimetry", Journal of Molecular Liquids 297 (2020) 111913.

S. Terlicka, A. Dębski, W. Gierlotka, A. Wierzbicka-Miernik, A. Budziak, A. Sypien, M. Zabrocki, W. Gąsior, "Structural and physicochemical properties of silver-rich Ag-Al alloys", Calphad, 68 (2020) 101739.

T. Rozwadowski, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M. Massalska-Arodz, Y. Yamamura, K. Saito, "Designing the Disorder: Kinetics of Nonisothermal Crystallization of Orientationally Disordered Crystalline Phase in a Nematic Mesogen", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 22 (2020) 24236.

Ł. Kolek, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M. Massalska-Arodź, W. Szaj, T. Rozwadowski, "Mesomorphic and dynamic properties of 3F5BFBiHex antiferroelectric liquid crystal as reflected by polarized optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and broadband dielectric spectroscopy", Journal of Molecular Liquids 320 (2020) 114338.

A. Deptuch, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, J. Kusz, M. Książek, K. Nagao, T. Matsumoto, A. Yamano, M. D. Ossowska-Chruściel, J. Chruściel, M. Marzec, "Single crystal X-ray structure determination and temperature-dependent structural studies of the smectogenic compound 7OS5", Acta Crystallographica B 76 (2020) 1128.

S. Lalik, A. Deptuch, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, P. Fryń, D. Dardas, O. Stefańczyk, M. Urbańska, M. Marzec, "Modification of AFLC Physical Properties by Doping with BaTiO3 Particles", Journal of Physical Chemistry B 124 (2020) 6055.

A. Dołęga, A. Krupa, P.M. Zieliński, "Enhanced thermal stability of carbamazepine obtained by fast heating, hydration and re-crystallization from organic solvent solutions: A DSC and HPLC study", Termochimica Acta 690 (2020) 178691.

A. Dołęga, P.M. Zieliński, N. Osiecka-Drewniak, "New insight into thermodynamical stability of carbamazepine", Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 108 (2019) 2654.

M. Gałązka, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, A. Bąk, W. Tomczyk, "Phase behaviour and dynamics of the liquid crystal 4-ethyl-4'-octylazoxybenzene (4EOB)", Phase Transitions 92:12 (2019) 1089.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, T. Rozwadowski, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "Kinetics of Non-Isothermal and Isothermal Crystallization in a Liquid Crystal with Highly Ordered Smectic Phase as Reflected by Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Polarized Optical Microscopy and Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy", Crystals 9 (2019) 205.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, T. Rozwadowski, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, J. Krawczyk, E. Dmochowska, P. Kula, M. Massalska-Arodź, "Relaxation dynamics and crystallization study in glass-forming chiral-nematic liquid crystal S,S-2,7-bis(4-pentylphenyl)-9,9-dimethylbutyl 9H-fluorene (5P-Am*FLAm*-P5)", The European Physical Journal E 42 (2019) 121.

E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Zając, "Mesomorphic behaviour and vibrational dynamics of nCFPB liquid crystalline homologues", Phase Transitions 92:12 (2019) 1077.

J. Krawczyk, M. Massalska-Arodź, T. Rozwadowski, "Low-temperature dynamics of (S)-4-(1-methylheptyloxy)-4’-cyanobiphenyl (8*OCB) and (S)-4-(2-methylbutyl)-4'-cyanobiphenyl (5*CB) in disordered crystalline and glassy phases", Liquid Crystals 46 (2019) 94.

Z. Łodziana, A. Dębski, G. Cios, A. Budziak, "Ternary LaNi4.75M0.25 hydrogen storage alloys: Surface segregation, hydrogen sorption and thermodynamic stability", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44 (2019) 1760.

T.M.R. Maria, M.T.S. Rosado, M.F. Oliveira, S.S. Bebiano, R.A.E. Castro, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M.R. Silva, J. Canotilho, M.E.S. Eusébio, "Polymorphism of 1,3-cyclohexanediols. Molecular structure and plastic crystal formation of cyclohexanediol isomers", CrystEngComm 21 (2019) 3395.

N. Osiecka, M. Gałązka, M. Marzec, W. Zając, M. Massalska-Arodź, "Molecular dynamic in ethosuximide glass forming pharmaceutical as studied by dielectric relaxation spectroscopy", Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 108 (2019) 102.

M. Piwowarczyk, J. Korbecka, J. Sokolnicki, N. Osiecka-Drewniak, M. Gałązka, W. Wrzeszcz, Z. Galewski, "Esters of 4-nitrocinnamic acids and 4-halogene-4'-hydroxyazobenzenes - synthesis, mesogenic and optical studies", Phase Transitions 92 (2019) 217.

T. Rozwadowski, M. Massalska-Arodź, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, "Negative pressure effects on molecular dynamics and phase diagram of glass-forming nematic liquid crystal 4-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 4-butylbenzoate (4CFPB) confined in nanopores", Journal of Molecular Liquids 279 (2019) 127.

L.F. Sheka, K. Holderna-Natkaniec, I. Natkaniec, J. Krawczyk, Y.A. Golubev, N.N. Rozhkova, V.V. Kim, N.A. Popova, V.A. Popova, "Computationally Supported Neutron Scattering Study of Natural and Synthetic Amorphous Carbons", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (2019) 15841.

J.F.C. Silva, M.T.S. Rosado, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M.R. Silva, M.F.M. Piedade, E. Dryzek, M.E.S. Eusébio, "Ordered and Plastic Crystals in the Complex Polymorphism of Pinanediol", Crystal Growth & Design 19 (2019) 6127.

S. Terlicka, A. Dębski, A. Budziak, M. Zabrocki, W. Gąsior, "Structural and physical studies of the Ag-rich alloys from Ag-Li system", Thermochimica Acta 673 (2019) 185.

A. Baranowska-Korczyc, M. Kościński, E.L. Coy, B.F. Grześkowiak, M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, B. Peplińska, S. Jurga, "ZnS coating for enhanced environmental stability and improved properties of ZnO thin films", RSC Advances 8 (2018) 24411.

E. Carignani, C. Forte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Gałązka, M. Massalska-Arodź, M. Geppi, L. Calucci, "Dynamics of two glass forming monohydroxy alcohols by field cycling 1H NMR relaxometry", Journal of Molecular Liquids 269 (2018) 847.

E. Carignani, C. Forte, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Gałązka, M. Massalska-Arodź, A. Mandoli, M. Geppi, L. Calucci, "Dynamics of Dimethylbutanols in Plastic Crystalline Phases by Field Cycling 1H NMR Relaxometry", Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122 (2018) 9792.

R. Chaber, Ch.J. Arthur, J. Depciuch, K. Łach, A. Raciborska, E. Michalak, J. Cebulski, "Distinguishing Ewing sarcoma and osteomyelitis using FTIR spectroscopy", Scientific Reports 8 (2018) 15081.

J. Depciuch, I. Kasprzyk. E. Drzymała, M. Parlinska-Wojtan, "Identification of birch pollen species using FTIR spectroscopy", Aerobiologia 34 (2018) 525.

J. Depciuch, M. Parlinska-Wojtan, "Qualitative and quantitative changes in phospholipids and proteins investigated by spectroscopic techniques in olfactory bulbectomy animal depression model", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 148 (2018) 24.

J. Depciuch, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, "Comparing dried and liquid blood serum samples of depressed patients: an analysis of Raman spectroscopy and infrared methods", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 150 (2018) 80.

J. Depciuch, A. Stanek-Widera, D. Lange, M. Biskup-Frużyńska, J. Stanek-Tarkowska, W. Czarny, J. Cebulski, "Spectroscopic analysis of normal and neoplastic (WI-FTC) thyroid tissue", Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 204 (2018) 18.

A. Dębski, S. Terlicka, A. Budziak, W. Gąsior, "Calorimetric and XRD studies of Ag-rich alloys from Ag-Li system", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 732 (2018) 210.

E. Drzymała, G. Gruzeł, A. Pajor-Świerzy, J. Depciuch, R. Socha, A. Kowal, P. Warszyński, M. Parlinska-Wojtan, "Design and assembly of ternary Pt/Re/SnO2 NPs by controlling the zeta potential of individual Pt, Re, and SnO2 NPs", Journal of Nanoparticle Research 20 (2018) 144.

M. Gałązka, "Scaling of dielectric response of supercooled disordered phases", Phase Transitions 91 (2018) 231.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, W. Kossack, W.K. Kipnusu, J.R. Sangoro, C. Iacob, F. Kremer, "Glassy dynamics of two poly(ethylene glycol) derivatives in the bulk and in nanometric confinement as reflected in its inter- and intra-molecular interactions", Journal of Chemical Physics 149 (2018) 064501.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, T. Rozwadowski, E. Dmochowska, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, P. Kula, M. Massalska-Arodź, "Interplay between Crystallization and Glass Transition in Nematic Liquid Crystal 2,7-Bis(4-pentylphenyl)-9,9-diethyl-9H-fluorene", Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122 (2018) 10627.

E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, W. Zając, K. Saito, Y. Yamamura, N. Juruś, "Vibrational dynamics of glass forming: 2-phenylbutan-1-ol (BEP), 2-(trifluoromethyl)phenethyl alcohol (2TFMP) and 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenethyl alcohol (4TFMP) in their thermodynamic phases", Phase Transitions 91 (2018) 170.

I. Kamińska, D. Elbaum, B. Sikora, P. Kowalik, J. Mikulski, Z. Felcyn, P. Samol, T. Wojciechowski, R. Minikayev, W. Paszkowicz, "Single-step synthesis of Er3+ and Yb3+ ions doped molybdate/Gd2O3 core-shell nanoparticles for biomedical imaging", Nanotechnology 29 (2018) 025702.

I. Kasprzyk, J. Depciuch, D. Grabek-Lejko, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, "FTIR-ATR spectroscopy of pollen and honey as a tool for unifloral honey authentication. The case study of rape honey", Food Control 84 (2018) 33.

E. Kaznowska, J. Depciuch, K. Łach, M. Kołodziej, A. Koziorowska, J. Vongsvivut, I. Zawlik, M. Cholewa, J. Cebulski, "The classification of lung cancers and their degree of malignancy by FTIR, PCA-LDA analysis, and a physics-based computational model", Talanta 186 (2018) 337.

E. Kaznowska, K. Łach, J. Depciuch, R. Chaber, A. Koziorowska, S. Slobodian, K. Kiper, A. Chlebuś, J. Cebulski, "Application of Infrared Spectroscopy In the Identification of Squamous cell carcinoma (lung cancer)", Infrared Physics and Technology 89 (2018) 282.

B. Klębowski, J. Depciuch, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, J. Baran, "Applications of Noble Metal-Based Nanoparticles in Medicine", International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19 (2018) 4031.

M. Kopeć, M. Roman, M. Kąc, A. Budziak, C. Paluszkiewicz, A. Zarzycki, S. Kąc, E. Dutkiewicz, T. Cichoń, T. Bochnia, W.M. Kwiatek, "Investigation of Sediments Causing Damage to Water Meters in a Large Drinking Water Distribution System", Acta Physica Polonica A 133 (2018) 296.

M. Miecznik, J.W. Mietelski, E. Łokas, A. Budziak, "Study on the sorption process on geological materials of long-lived radioactive isotopes 90Sr and 137Cs in model systems with the use of short-lived isotopes of 85Sr, 134Cs", Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 316 (2018) 81.

N. Osiecka, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, Z. Galewski, T. Jaworska-Gołąb, A. Deptuch, M. Massalska-Arodź, "Insight into polymorphism of the ethosuximide (ETX)", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 133 (2018) 961.

M. Parlinska-Wojtan, J. Depciuch, B. Fryc, M. Kus-Liskiewicz, "Green synthesis and characterization of aqueous colloidal solutions of silver nanoparticles using clove eugenol", Applied Organometallic Chemistry 32 (2018) e4276.

J. Suchanicz, A. Kania, P. Czaja, A. Budziak, A. Niewiadomski, "Structural, thermal, dielectric and ferroelectric properties of K0.5Bi0.5TiO3 ceramics", Journal of the European Ceramic Society 38 (2018) 567.

R. Bujakiewicz-Koronska, D.M. Nalecz, A.M. Majcher, E. Juszynska-Galazka, M. Galazka, L. Vasylechko, E. Markiewicz, D. Majda, A. Kalvane, K. Koronski, "Structural, magnetic, dielectric and mechanical properties of (Ba,Sr)MnO3 ceramics", Journal of the European Ceramic Society 37 (2017) 1477.

A. Bukowska, W. Bukowski, K. Hus, J. Depciuch, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, "Functionalized polymer-Fe3O4 nanocomposite particles: their potential for drug magnetic targeting", Express Polymer Letters 11 (2017) 2.

R. Chaber, K. Łach, J. Depciuch, K. Szmuc, E. Michalak, A.Raciborska, A. Koziorowska, J.Cebulski, "Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy of paraffin and deparafinnized bone tissue samples as a diagnostic tool for Ewing sarcoma of bones", Infrared Physics & Technology 85 (2017) 364.

J. Depciuch, I. Kasprzyk, O. Sadik, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, "FTIR analysis of molecular composition changes in hazel pollen from unpolluted and urbanized areas", Aerobiologia 33 (2017) 1.

J. Depciuch, E. Kaznowska, A. Koziorowska, J. Cebulski, "Verification of the effectiveness of the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy computational model for colorectal cancer", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 145 (2017) 611.

J. Depciuch, E. Kaznowska, I. Zawlik, S. Golowski, M. Cholewa, K. Szmuc, P. Heraud, J. Cebulski, "Monitoring breast cancer treatment using a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy-based computational model", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 143 (2017) 261.

J. Depciuch, M. Sowa-Kućma M, G. Nowak, M. Papp, P. Gruca, P. Misztak, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, "Qualitative and quantitative changes in phospholipids and proteins investigated by spectroscopic techniques in animal depression model", Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 176 (2017) 30.

J. Depciuch, M. Sowa-Kućma, G. Nowak, B. Szewczyk, U. Doboszewska, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, "The role of zinc deficiency-induced changes in the phospholipid-proteins balance of blood serum in animal depression model by Raman, FTIR and UV-VIS spectroscopy", Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 89 (2017) 549.

E. Dryzek, M. Wróbel, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, "Free-Volume and Tensile Properties of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyamide 6 Composites", Acta Physica Polonica A 132 (2017) 1501.

E. Drzymała, G. Gruzeł, J. Depciuch, A. Budziak, A. Kowal, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, "Structural, chemical and optical properties of SnO2 NPs obtained by three different synthesis routes", Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 107 (2017) 100.

M. Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M. Massalska-Arodź, "Molecular dynamics of 4-propyl-4'-thiocyanatobiphenyl (3BT) in the strong glass-forming smectic E phase", Journal of Molecular Liquids 241 (2017) 355.

E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, M. Massalska-Arodź, A. Budziak, N. Osiecka, D. Madej, D. Majda, "Polymorphism, structure and dynamics investigations of 4-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 4'-n-octylobenzoate (8CFPB) liquid crystal", Vibrational Spectroscopy 92 (2017) 119.

E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, N. Osiecka, A. Budziak, "Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction studies of the molecular motions and structure changes of liquid crystal N-P-(Ethoxybenzylidene) p'-propylaniline (EBPA)", Vibrational Spectroscopy 92 (2017) 62.

E. Kaznowska, J. Depciuch, K. Szmuc and J. Cebulski, "Use of FTIR spectroscopy and PCA-LDC analysis to identify cancerous lesions within the human colon", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 134 (2017) 259.

K. Komędera, A. Pierzga, A. Błachowski, K. Ruebenbauer, A. Budziak, S. Katrych, J. Karpiński, "Magnetism of PrFeAsO parent compound for iron-based superconductors: Mössbauer spectroscopy study", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 717 (2017) 350.

P. Kowalik, D. Elbaum, J. Mikulski, K. Fronc, I. Kamińska, P.C. Morais, P.E. de Souza, R.B. Nunes, F.H. Veiga-Souza, G. Gruzeł, R. Minikayev, T. Wojciechowski, E. Mosiniewicz-Szablewska, M. Szewczyk, M. Pawlyta, A. Sienkiewicz, M. Łapiński, K. Zajdel, P. Stępień, J. Szczepkowski, W. Jastrzębski, M. Frontczak-Baniewicz, W. Paszkowicz, B. Sikora, "Upconversion fluorescence imaging of HeLa cells using ROS generating SiO2-coated lanthanide-doped NaYF4 nanoconstructs", RSC Advances 7 (2017) 30262.

N. Osiecka, Z. Galewski, M. Massalska-Arodź, "TOApy program for the thermooptical analysis of phase transitions", Termochimica Acta, 655 (2017) 106.

F. Saeidi, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, P. Hoffmann, K. Wasmer, "Effects of laser surface texturing on the wear and failure mechanism of grey cast iron reciprocating against steel under starved lubrication conditions", Wear 386-387 (2017) 29.

M. Ściesiek, W. Pacuski, J. Rousset, M. Parlińska-Wojtan, A. Golnik, J. Suffczyński, "Design and Control of Mode Interaction in Coupled ZnTe Optical Microcavities", Crystal Growth & Design 17 (2017) 3716.

W. Tomczyk, M. Marzec, E. Juszyńska-Gałązka, D. Węgłowska, "Mesomorphic and physicochemical properties of liquid crystal mixture composed of chiral molecules with perfluorinated terminal chains", Jornal of Molecular Structure 1130 (2017) 503.

Y. Yamamura, T. Murakoshi, S. Iwagaki, N. Osiecka, H. Saitoh, M. Hishida, Z. Galewski, M. Massalska-Arodź, K. Saito, "Structure and molecular packing in smectic BCr and Ad phases of Schiff base liquid crystal compounds through the analyses of layer spacing, entropy and crystal structure", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (2017) 19434.

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Dr Katarzyna Chat leads the SONATINA 7 NCN project (2023-2026) of "Nonequilibrium glassy dynamics in one- and two-dimensional geometric nanoconfinement".

Dr Aleksandra Deptuch leads the MINIATURA 7 NCN project (2023-2024) of "Searching and characterization of glass of smectic phases of selected liquid crystal mixtures".

Dr Oleksandr Tomchuk leads the MINIATURA 6 NCN project (2022-2023) of "Study of carbon nanoparticle dispersion in a liquid crystal using neutron scattering and related methods".

Dr Anna Drzewicz led the MINIATURA 5 NCN project (2021-2022) of "Characterization of liquid crystals in the form of ultrathin layers in terms of determining crystallization kinetics".

Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Jasiurkowska-Delaporte led the SONATA 11 NCN project (2017-2022) of "Study of the influence of spatial confinement on the dynamics and self-organization of molecular systems".

Assoc. Prof. Ewa Juszyńska-Gałązka led the JINR project (2018-2022) of "Study of selected materials and soft matter compounds for hydrogen storage purposes".

Assoc. Prof. Wojciech Zając led the JINR project (2017-2022) of "Liquid crystals under spatial confinement and mechanisms of aggregation of organic substances".


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