The Symposium is going to address new oxide materials - namely these exhibiting high- T c superconductivity (HTSC) and colossal magnetoresistance (CMR), as well as ferromagnetic oxide semiconductors and magnetic oxide nanoparticles. The phenomena of HTSC and CMR, especially their microscopic mechanisms, are still hot topics in the solid state physics. In spite of the very intensive studies performed by the best research groups in the field - both phenomena are not fully understood. In materials exhibiting both of these phenomena, the co-existence of various structural, magnetic, charge and orbital states is observed, due to strong electron-electron and electron-lattice couplings. The so called parent compounds for these two groups of materials are antiferromagnetic insulators and compounds exhibiting HTSC or CMR are obtained by proper doping of them. In both groups of materials characteristic phenomena are associated with spatial inhomogeneity related to coexistence of different phases, known as the phase separation. The phase separation manifests itself in formation of phases with different magnetic and conductive properties. By using chemical doping or applying external factors, e.g., light, pressure, and ionizing radiation, various ground states of oxides materials can be realized and various fascinating collective phenomena can be observed. Ferromagnetic oxide semiconductors, magnetic oxide nanoparticles, as well as, materials exhibiting HTSC and CMR can be used in the new technologies for production of sensors of new generation, for information storage and for production of heterostructures needed for spintronics.

The main topics of the Symposium will be:

  • fabrication and studies of thin films and heterostructures of HTSC and CMR materials
  • nature of superconductivity in strongly correlated systems and search of new superconducting materials
  • ferromagnetic oxide semiconductors
  • magnetic oxide nanoparticles
  • studies of the mixed state in HTSC and in other superconductors relevant to the applications
  • magnetic and transport properties of CMR materials
  • studies of phase separation in HTSC and CMR materials

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. H. Szymczak (Chairman) - Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • Prof. A. F. Andreev - Kapitza Institute of Physical Problems, RAS, Moscow, Russia
  • Prof. T. Dietl - Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • Prof. H. U. Habermeier - Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Prof. H. W. Weber - Atomic Institute of Austrian Universities, Vienna, Austria

Tentative list of invited speakers:

  • Dr. Manuel Angst (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA): Magnetism, charge order and ferroelectricity in ternary oxides
  • Dr. Kazimierz Conder (Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland): Layered cobaltites: synthesis, oxygen nonstoichiometry, transport and magnetic properties
  • Prof. Bogdan Dabrowski (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA): Novel properties of atomically arranged perovskites
  • Prof. Josep Fontcuberta (Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain): Ferromagnetic oxide heterostructures for spin filtering
  • Prof. Rudolf Gross (Walter-Meissner Insitut, Garching, Germany): Ferromagnetic oxide heterostructures for spin electronics
  • Prof. Hanns-Ulrich Habermeier (Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany): Magnetic interactions in cuprate-manganite heterostructures and superlattices
  • Dr. Janusz Karpinski (Solid State Physics Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland): MgB 2 single crystals, influence of magnetic and non-magnetic ions substitution on superconducting properties and structure
  • Prof. Niels Keller (CNRS-University of Versailles, Versailles, France): Ferromagnetic oxide semiconductors: using off-stoichiometry to tune low-dimension magnetism and consequently the iron valency
  • Dr. Andrei Kirilyuk (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands): Opto-magnetism and coherent control of spin dynamics in magnetic oxides
  • Dr. Vladimir Markovich (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel): Metastable states in manganites - experimental aspects
  • Prof. Josep Nogues (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain): Enhancing the superparamagnetic blocking temperature of nanoparticles with bi-magnetic core-shell structures
  • Dr. Maciej Sawicki (Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland): Ferromagnetism of semiconducting compounds: oxides vs. arsenides
  • Dr. Martin Zehetmayer (Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities, Vienna, Austria): Local assessment of the current flow in large bulk superconductors and in coated conductors by the newly established magnetoscan technique - theory and experiment


  • Assoc. Prof. Andrzej Wiśniewski, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Assoc. Prof. Roman Puźniak, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Prof. Marta Z. Cieplak, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Dr. Ryszard Żuberek, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland


The Symposium Proceedings will be published in the journal "Acta Physica Polonica A". The authors of poster and oral presentations and invited lectureres are encouraged to submit 4, 6, and 8 pages long manuscripts, respectively. The manuscript should be delivered during the E-MRS Fall Meeting both in electronic and in hard copy (3 copies) forms. One can find a guide to the authors of papers in Acta Physica Polonica A at


Web site address is:

Andrzej WISNIEWSKI (co-chairman)
Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Tel: 48-22- 843 52 12
Fax: 48-22- 843 09 26

Roman PUZNIAK (co-chairman)
Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Tel: 48-22- 843 52 12
Fax: 48-22- 843 09 26