The results of Petr Král, Ph.D. student at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, obtained within the MGML infrastructure were presented at the International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements 2022 held in Bordeaux, France. Petr was awarded a Best Poster prize for the communication entitled “Pressure effect on R2Cu2In intermetallics”.
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting took place on June 7th and 8th 2022. After the covid period of online meetings, the SAC members were able to visit our infrastructure in person.
The recent discovery of superconductivity in the heavy-fermion paramagnet UTe2 has attracted a lot of attention, particularly due to the reinforcement of superconductivity near quantum phase transitions induced by magnetic field and/or pressure. The magnetic properties of UTe2 are, thus, associated to its unusual superconducting properties.
The recent publication is an outcome of Dávid Hovančík’s diploma thesis work. His comprehensive study on solid solutions of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic actinides was carried out within the European Erasmus+ student project and as a cooperation between MGML and Presov’s University UnipoLab. The thesis was evaluated as an excellent work and awarded with the Rector’s Award of University of Presov.
In December 2021 MGML User Committee has been set up. The main goal of the UC is to be the formal ground for user feedback and for improving the role of the user as an important part of the research infrastructure. In addition, MGML User Committee represents the user community at MGML Scientific Advisory Committee meetings.