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C60_small.jpg10. 6. 2015
New state of matter in superconducting fullerides

With an important contribution from Denis Arčon, Peter Jeglič and Anton Potočnik from the Faculty of mathematics and physics and Institute "Jožef Stefan", a new type of metallic state of matter has been discovered by an international team of researchers studying a superconductor made from C60 molecules. The team found the new state after changing the distance between neighbouring C60 molecules by doping the parent Cs3C60 material with rubidium. The study reveals that the material has a remarkably rich combination of insulating, magnetic, metallic and superconducting phases - including the hitherto unknown state, which the researchers have dub a "Jahn-Teller metal". The article has been recently published in Science Advances, a new research journal of AAAS (Science), and has been picked up by several news outlets, including physicsworld.com.


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Lepton Photon 2015 
17. - 22. 8. 2015


COST Workshop on Modelling of Flowing Matter
16 - 18 February, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Physics of Complex Colloids
14 - 18 May 2013, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana


Workshop on assembling of superstructures in soft matter
11 - 13 October 2012, Klub Cankarjevega doma, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana


24 - 26 October 2012, "Jožef Stefan" Institute


Relativistic Positioning Systems and their Scientific Applications 
19 - 21 September 2012, Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenija


Ljubljana Physics Summit 2012
March 3, 2012, "Jožef Stefan" Institute


COINAPO Topical Meeting:
Composites of nanotubes and polymers:
joining theoretical modeling with experimental investigations
8 - 9 December 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenija


Physics in Ljubljana
17 - 24 July 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Confined Liquid Crystals: Landmarks and Perspectives

19 - 20 July 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenija


19 - 21 October 2009, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenija


ESF Research Conferences
Self-assembly of guanosine derivatives: from biological systems to nanotechnological applications
20 - 25 June 2009, Obergurgl, Austria


4th European school in Material Sciences
Mechanical Properties of Complex Metallic Alloys
25 - 30 May 2009, MONS Hotel and Congress Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenija


ESF Workshop
Towards single-spin physics
November 30, 2007, MONS Congress Center (Ravnikar room), Ljubljana, Slovenija
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10 - 12 October 2007, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenija








7th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky
Light Pollution and Global Warming
International Exhibition: Quality Lighting and Light Pollution
5 - 6 October 2007, Bled, Slovenija



International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference
27 - 29 September 2007, Ljubljana, Slovenija


Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
2 - 7 September 2007, Portorož, Slovenija