Magnetic Bulk- and Nanomaterials


  • prof. dr hab. Czesław Kapusta, full professor
  • dr hab. Janusz Przewoźnik, associate professor
  • dr hab. inż. Damian Rybicki, associate professor
  • dr inż. Jan Michalik, assistant professor
  • dr inż. Sylwia Fiejdasz, assistant professor
  • dr inż. Kamil Goc, assistant professor
  • mgr inż. Andrzej Lemański, teaching assistant

    PhD Students

  • mgr inż. Tomasz Strączek
  • mgr inż. Jakub Jurczyk
  • mgr Elżbieta Gumieniczek-Chłopek
  • mgr Adriana Gilarska
  • mgr inż. Weronika Mazur


    Research Subjects

  • Investigation of dynamics of various magnetic nanoparticles and nanocapsules in relation to their applied properties for: magnetically navigated nanoreactors, biomedicine (MRI, magnetic hyperthermia) and environmental purposes (nanoparticle impregnated
    adsorbents of polluters).
  • Study of individual atomic site properties of novell high temperature superconductors towards understanding of the mechanism of superconductivity and the way of increasing the transition temperature.
  • Investigation of exchange bias effects in the Co/Pd antidot systems and spin dependent transport in the IrMn − Co/P d multilayers.
  • Preparation and characterization of shape memory NiT and alloy micro-foils obtained by pulsed-current sintering
    and bulk doped Ni-Mn-Sn system.
  • Study of focused electron beam-induced deposition process and post-growth purification of nanostructures
    – collaboration with EMPA, Thun.
  • Preparation and study of properties of hydrogels impregnated with magnetic nanoparticles - biomedical applications.


  • Physical Property Measurement System (Quantum Design model, closed circle liquifier) equipped with 9 Tesla magnet, 2-400 K
    (VSM: 2-1100 K) temperature range, options: DC susceptibility, magnetisation, torque magnetometry, AC susceptibility, resistance/magnetoresistance, thermal expansion & magnetostriction, thermal transport & thermoelectric properties, specific heat.
  • NMR spectrometers for proton resonance (15 MHz, 17 MHz) and for magnetic materials, 5-1000 MHz.
  • Mössbauer spectrometers (4), transmission & CEMS, for 6 isotopes.
  • X-ray diffractometer, Siemens D-5000 for measurements in the temperature range 2–500 K.
  • Fritsch Pulverisette high-energy planetary mill suitable for milling in reactive/inert atmospheres or in suspensions.
  • Magnetron sputtering home made set-up, suitable for sputtering on flat surfaces and on powders or nanopowders.

    International collaborations

  • Aragonian Institute of Nanoscience, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Thun, Switzerland
  • Belarussian State University and Institute of High Energy Physics, Minsk, Belarus
  • University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA

Selected recent papers

  1. D. Rybicki, M. Jurkutat, S. Reichardt, Cz. Kapusta, J. Haase, Perspective on the phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors, Nature Communications 7 (2016) 11413
  2. J. Kasiuk, J. Fedotova, J. Przewoźnik, Cz. Kapusta, M. Sikora, J. Żukrowski, A.Grce, M. Milosavljević, Oxidation controlled phase composition of FeCo(Zr) nanoparticles in CaF2 matrix, Materials Characterization 113 (2016) 71
  3. P. Czaja, M.J. Szczerba, R. Chulist, M. Bałanda, J. Przewoźnik, Y.I. Chumlyakov, N. Schell, Cz. Kapusta, W. Maziarz, Martensitic transition, structure and magnetic anisotropy of martensite in Ni-Mn-Sn single crystal, Acta Materialia 118 (2016) 213
  4. K. Goc, K. Gąska, K. Klimczyk, A. Wujek, W. Prendota, L. Jarosiński, A. Rybak, G. Kmita, Cz. Kapusta, Influence of magnetic field-aided filler orientation on structure and transport properties of ferrite filled composites, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 419 (2016) 345
  5. A. Kaczynska, K. Guzdek, K. Derszniak, A. Karewicz, J. Lewandowska-Lancucka, Ł. Mateuszuk, T. Skorka, T. Banasik, K. Jasinski, Cz. Kapusta, S. Chlopicki, and M. Nowakowska, Novel nanostructural contrast for magnetic resonance imaging of endothelial inflammation: targeting SPIONs to vascular endothelium, RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 72586
  6. A. Lisowska-Oleksiak, B. Wicikowska, A. P. Nowak, Z. Olejniczak, Cz. Kapusta, Preparation and characterization of nanomaterial consisting of silica aerogel & carbon tested as an electrode in non-aqueous media containing lithium salt, International Journal of Electrochemical Science 11 (2016) 1997
  7. Effect of heat treatment on magnetostructural transformations and exchange bias in Heusler Ni48Mn39.5Sn9.5Al3 ribbons, P. Czaja, M. Fitta, J. Przewoźnik, W. Maziarz, J. Morgiel, T. Czeppe, E. Cesari, Acta Materialia 103 (2016) 30
  8. Mössbauer spectroscopy, magnetic, and ab-initio study of the approximant Al76Ni9Fe15 to a decagonal AlNiFe quasicrystal”, Farshad Nejadsattari, Zbigniew M. Stadnik, Janusz Przewoźnik, Benjamin Grushko, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 662 (2016) 612
  9. Effect of ball milling and thermal treatment on exchange bias and magnetocaloric properties of Ni48Mn39.5Sn10.5Al2 ribbons, P. Czaja, J. Przewoźnik, M. Fitta, M. Bałanda, A. Chrobak, B. Kania, P. Zackiewicz, A. Wójcik, M. Szlezynger, W. Maziarz, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 401 (2016) 223
  10. Magnetostructural transition and magnetocaloric effect in highly textured Ni-Mn-Sn alloy, P. Czaja, R. Chulist, M. J. Szczerba, J. Przewoźnik, E. Olejnik, A. Chrobak, W. Maziarz, E. Cesari, Journal of Applied Physics 119 (2016) 165102
  11. Magnetic and thermal properties of RCu9In2 (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm and Eu) compounds, S. Baran, , J. Przewoźnik, Ya. M. Kalychak, Yu. Tyvanchuk, A. Szytuła, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 410 (2016) 156
  12. Conical spin arrangement and spin reorientation process in Er2-xHoxFe14B observed with Mössbauer spectroscopy, Piotr M. Kurzydło, Antoni T. Pędziwiatr, Bogdan F. Bogacz, Janusz Przewoźnik, Dariusz Oleszak, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 684 (2016) 587
  13. Ab-initio, Mößbauer spectroscopy, and magnetic study of the approximant Al72Ni9Fe19 to a decagonal Al-Ni-Fe quasicrystal”, Farshad Nejadsattari, Zbigniew M. Stadnik, Janusz Przewoźnik, Benjamin Grushko, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 689 (2016) 726
  14. Magnetoresistance and Irreversibility Fields of Bismuth-Based 1G Tape”, W. M. Woch, M. Chrobak, M. Kowalik, R. Zalecki, J. Przewoźnik, Cz. Kapusta, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism 29 (2016) 2333
  15. K. Höflich, J. Jurczyk, Y. Zhang, M. V. Puydinger dos Santos, M. Götz, C. Guerra-Nuñez, J. P. Best, C. Kapusta, I. Utke, Direct electron beam writing of silver-based nanostructures, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (2017) 24071
  16. A. Rybak, K. Gąska, C. Kapusta, F. Toche, V. Salles, Epoxy composites with ceramic core-shell fillers for thermal management in electrical devices, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 28 (2017) 1676
  17. Ł. Jarosiński, A. Rybak, K. Gąska, G. Kmita, R. Porębska, C. Kapusta, Enhanced thermal conductivity of graphene nanoplatelets epoxy composites Materials Science Poland 35 (2017) 382
  18. J.M. Michalik, D. Rybicki, Z. Tarnawski, M. Sikora, J.M. De Teresa, M. R. Ibarra, Cz. Kapusta, 55Mn NMR observation of colossal magnetoresistance effect in Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3, Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter, 29 (2017) 1
  19. J. Kasiuk, J. Fedotova, J.Przewoźnik, C. Kapusta, V. Skuratov, I. Svito, V. Bondariev, T. N. Kołtunowicz, Ion irradiation of oxidized FeCoZr−CaF2 nanocomposite films for perpendicular magnetic anisotropy enhancement, Acta Physica Polonica. A 132 (2017) 206
  20. Local atomic structure evolution in YSZ solid state solutions upon Mn doping, Joanna Stępień, Marcin Sikora, Czesław Kapusta, Daria Pomykalska, Mirosław M. Bućko, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam interactions with materials and atoms 411 (2017) 57
  21. Low temperature stability of 4O martensite in Ni49.1Mn38.9Sn12 metamagnetic Heusler alloy ribbons, P. Czaja, J. PRZEWOŹNIK, Ł. GONDEK, L. Hawelek, A. ŻYWCZAK, E. Zschech, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 421 (2017) 19
  22. On magnetism in the quasicrystalline Ti45Zr38Ni17 alloy, J. CZUB, J. PRZEWOŹNIK, A. ŻYWCZAK, A. Takasaki, A. Hoser, Ł. GONDEK, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 470 (2017) 108
  23. Magnetoresistance study of c-axis oriented YBCO thin film, M. CHROBAK, W. M. WOCH, M. KOWALIK, R. ZALECKI, M. GIEBUŁTOWSKI, J. PRZEWOŹNIK, Cz. KAPUSTA, G. SZWACHTA, Acta Physica Polonica 131 ( 2017) 1018
  24. Mössbauer and heat capacity studies of ErZnSn2, Kazimierz Łątka, Janusz PRZEWOŹNIK, Jan ŻUKROWSKI, Yuriy Verbovytskyy, Antonio Pereira Gonçalves, Nukleonika : the International Journal of Nuclear Research 62 (2017) 129
  25. Spin reorientation process in Tm2−xHoxFe14B – analysis of conical arrangement based on Mössbauer spectra / Piotr M. Kurzydło, Antoni T. Pędziwiatr, Bogdan F. Bogacz, Janusz PRZEWOŹNIK, Dariusz Oleszak, Nukleonika : the International Journal of Nuclear Research 62 (2017) 123
  26. CVD graphene sheets electrochemically decorated with core-shell Co/CoO nanoparticles, V.G.Bayev, J.A.Fedotova, J.V.Kasiuk, S.A.Vorobyova, A.A.Sohor, I.V.Komissarov, N.G.Kovalchuk, S.L.Prischepa, N.I.Kargin, M.Andrulevicius, J. Przewoznik, Cz.Kapusta, O.A.Ivashkevich, S.I.Tyutyunnikov, N.N.Kolobylina, P.V.Guryeva, Applied Surface Science 440 (2018) 1252
  27. Determination of oxygen vacancy limit in Mn substituted yttria stabilized zirconia, J. Stępień, M. Sikora, Cz. Kapusta, D. Pomykalska and M.M. Bućko, Journal of Applied Physics 123 (2018) 185108
  28. Fabrication of Functional Carbon/Magnetic Nanocomposites as a Promising Model of Utilization of Used Crosslinked Polymers, R. Alosmanov, J. Imanova, K. Wolski, R. Ziemmermann, S. Fiejdasz, J. Przewoznik, K. Goc, Cz. Kapusta, Sz. Zapotoczny and M. Szuwarzynski, Materials 11 (2018) 2595
  29. Influence of Carbon Addition to Fe-Mn-Si Type Alloy on the Structure and Shape Memory Effect, W. Prendota, K. Goc, S. Miyazawa, A.Takasaki, D. Rybicki and Czeslaw Kapusta, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (2018) 6950876
  30. Interplay of local structure, charge, and spin in bilayered manganese perovskites, D. Rybicki, M. Sikora, J. Przewoznik, Cz.Kapusta and J.F. Mitchell, Phys. Rev. B 97 (2018) 115158
  31. Magnetron sputtering as a method for introducing catalytic elements to magnesium hydride, K. Goc, W. Prendota, J. Przewoznik, Ł. Gondek, Cz Kapusta, A. Radziszewska, K. Mineo, A. Takasaki, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 43 (2018) 20836
  32. Selenized polysaccharides - Biosynthesis and structural analysis, E. Malinowska, M. Klimaszewska, T. Strączek, K. Schneider, Cz. Kapusta, P. Podsadni, G. Łapienis, M. Dawidowski, J. Kleps, Sandra Górska, D.M. Pisklak, Jadwiga Turło, Carbohydrate Polymers 198 (2018) 407
  33. Crystal structure and magnetic properties of the selected phases from the R-{Co, Ni}-Al (R= Y, Gd-Tm) systems, Yuriy Verbovytskyy, Kazimierz Łątka, Janusz PRZEWOŹNIK, Vasyl Kinzhybalo, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 758 (2018) 122
  34. Eu valence in EuAg5−xGax (x = 0.5 and 1) / K. Łątka, J. PRZEWOŹNIK, J. ŻUKROWSKI, Yu. Verbovytskyy, A. P. Gonçalves, Acta Physica Polonica. A 134 (2018) 1063
  35. From flip to slow rotation-spin reorientation process in Tm2−xTbxFe14B observed by Mössbauer spectroscopy, P. M. Kurzydło, A. T. Pędziwiatr, B. F. Bogacz, R. Gargula, J. PRZEWOŹNIK, Acta Physica Polonica. A 134 (2018) 1036
  36. Structure, morphology and electrical transport properties of the Ti3AlC2 materials, K. GOC, W. PRENDOTA, L. CHLUBNY, T. STRĄCZEK, W. TOKARZ, P. BOROWIAK, K. WITULSKA, M. M. BUĆKO, J. PRZEWOŹNIK, J. LIS, Ceramics International 44 (2018) 18322
  37. Dynamics of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with various polymeric coatings, T.STRĄCZEK, S.FIEJDASZ, D.RYBICKI, K.GOC, J.PRZEWOŹNIK, W.MAZUR, M.Nowakowska, Sz.Zapotoczny, S.Rumian, C.KAPUSTA, Materials, 12 (2019) 1793
  38. Enhanced hyperthermic properties of biocompatible zinc ferrite nanoparticles with a charged polysaccharide coating, D.LACHOWICZ, W.Górka, A.KMITA, A.BERNASIK, J.ŻUKROWSKI, W.SZCZERBA, M.SIKORA, C.KAPUSTA, S.Zapotoczny, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 7 (2019) 2962
  39. Enhanced perpendicular exchange bias in Co/Pd antidot arrays,T. N. Anh Nguyen, [et al.], J. PRZEWOŹNIK, C. KAPUSTA, [et al.], Journal of Electronic Materials, 48 (2019) 1492
  40. Focused electron beam-induced deposition and post-growth purification using the heteroleptic Ru complex (C3H5)Ru(CO)3Br J.JURCZYK, Ch.R.Brewer, O.M.Hawkins, M.N. Polyakov, C.KAPUSTA, L.McElwee-White, I. Utke, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (2019) 28164