Institute information Institute information

The Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (IIC) is focused on basic research in the area of inorganic and bio-inorganic systems oriented to optimization and development of new materials and technological processes in the following branches of science: inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry, inorganic technologies and materials, theoretical chemistry, nanotechnology.

The main subjects of the research are the following:

  • Relations between composition, properties and structure of inorganic substances, mainly advanced ceramic materials, molten salt systems and hydrosilicates.
  • Thermodynamics of multicomponent systems.
  • Features and chemical reactions in inorganic systems, including interface of phases.
  • Development and application of theoretical and experimental methods for the determination of the structure and properties of matter.
Scientific highlights Scientific highlights
  • Analysis of metastable phases in the extremely rapidly cooled molten system (LiF–CaF2)eut–LaF3
  • Dihydrogen contacts observed by through-space indirect NMR coupling
  • Low-temperature preparation of translucent YAG ceramic from glass microspheres by hot-press sintering
  • Direct preparation of transparent polycrystalline spinel doped with transition metals sintered in SPS
  • Ceramic carbon nanostructure composites with high electrical conductivity
  • Luminescent materials for potential applications in phosphor-converted white light emitting diodes (pc-WLED)
  • (Oxo)(fluoro)‒aluminates in the KF‒Al2O3 system: thermal stability and structural correlation
  • Resonance energy transfer between laser dyes in smectite colloids: influence of the dye surface concentration
  • Flash joining of CVD-SiC coated Cf/SiC composites with a Ti interlayer
  • Solar thermal MgO electrolysis process for magnesium production


Experimental equipment Experimental equipment

The Institute disposes with variety of advanced techniques used for materials preparation, characterisation and processing.

  • methods for characterisation of physico-chemical and mechanical properties of materials
  • methods suitable for phase and structural analysis
  • spectral methods
  • methods for preparation and processing of functional ceramic and glass materials
  • many others.