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Laboratory for Atomic Collision Processes

Laboratorija za fiziku atomskih sudarnih procesa


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Our research ranges from elementary processes in atomic systems to luminescence properties of nanoscale materials; from simple atoms to biomolecules with applications for medicine, radiation damage and environmental science. Collisional processes of electrons, like elastic scattering, excitation, ionization and autoionization, dissociative attachment, and others are studied. Research activities within the Laboratory for atomic collision processes are aimed at quantifying and understanding the fundamental basis for these processes. There are three main experimental set-ups currently running: UGRA, TR-LIS and OHRHA. All of these have openings for postgraduate research projects. Much experiance has been accumulated in the design of electron spectrometers, formation of electron beams, particle detection, time-resolved laser spectroscopy as well as in high vacuum technology. Researchers are collaborating with other groups on experiments with synchrotron radiation at SOLEIL and ELETTRA and atomic/molecular theoretical groups.


Head: Dr. Bratislav Marinkovic,


  • Dr. Jozo Jureta
  • Dr. Tasko Grozdanov
  • Dr. Dragutin Sevic
  • Dr. Nenad Simonovic
  • Dr. Duska Popovic
  • Dr. Branko Tomcik
  • Dr. Sanja Tosic
  • Dr. Jelena Maljkovic
  • Dr. Maja Rabasovic
  • Dr. Milos Rankovic
  • Andrej Bunjac
  • Associate Members:

  • Prof. Dr. Mira Terzic
  • Dr. Violeta Petrovic
  • Prof. Dr. Branko Predojevic
  • Students:

  • Stefan Ivanovic
  • Open positions - PhD students are welcomed!
  • Technical Staff: Miroslav Maksimovic, Borislav Glavan

    Founder of the Laboratory: † Prof. Dr. Milan Kurepa (1933-2000)

    Previous members:

  • Prof. Dr. Leposava Vuskovic
  • Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Stamatovic
  • Dr. Slobodan Cvejanovic
  • Dr. Danica Cvejanovic
  • Dr. Iztok Cadez
  • Dr. Nada Djuric
  • † Prof. Dr. Vladimir Pejcev (1948 - 2018)
  • † Prof. Dr. Valerij Bocvarski (1949 - 2016)
  • † Prof. Dr. Dusan Filipovic (1951 - 2010)
  • Prof. Dr. Dragoljub Belic
  • Dr. Lidija Andric
  • Dr. Dane Cubric
  • Dr. Djerdj Vikor
  • Dr. Momir Stepanovic
  • Dr. Aleksandar Milosavljevic
  • Dr. Predrag Kolarz
  • Dr. Radmila Panajotovic
  • Dr. Stojan Madzunkov
  • Dr. Zoran D. Pesic
  • Dr. Dragan Lukic
  • Dr. Jadranka Sekaric

  • Milan Minic, M.Sci,
  • Goran Josifov, M.Sci,
  • Previous students: Prof. Dr. Dragica (Babic) Knezevic, Slobodanka Kalezic, M.Sc., Dr. Zeljka Nikitovic, Dragana Pavlovic, Aleksandra Cuckovic

    AMO Team on December 2011

    Members of the Laboratory, December 2011.

    Jelana Maljkovic, Vladimir Pejcev, Svetlana Vucic, Sanja Tosic, Dragutin Sevic, Miroslav Maksimovic, Branko Tomcik, Stefan Djordjevic, Duska Popovic, Nenad Simonovic, Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Leposava Vuskovic, Bratislav Marinkovic, Tasko Grozdanov, Vojislav Radojevic

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    Projects and Publications


    Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development - Republic of Serbia Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development - Republic of Serbia

    *2011 - 2019 Project #OI 171020 in Experimental Physics of Atomic Collisions

    "Physics of collisions and photo processes in atomic, (bio)molecular and nanosized systems"
    Publications: 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019

    Current areas of research activities are:

    (1) ESMA - Electron Spectrometer for Metal Atoms - is a high resolution hemispherical electron spectrometer designed for the study of differential cross sections of elastic and inelastic scattering of intermediate energy electrons (10-100 eV) by metal atoms.

    (2) UGRA - Electron Spectrometer for Angular Distributions - is an electron spectrometer with high current electron beam gun and double mirror cylindrical analyser designed for measuring angular distribution of ionic fragments from molecular dissociation upon electron impact.

    (3) SELE - Stepwise Electron Laser Excitation - is an apparatus, currently in preparation status, which is designed for simultaneous excitation of atoms by electron beam and laser beam in order to investigate processes of electron excitation of fine-structure levels as well as the excitation of excited atoms. It utilizes an cylindrical throchoidal monocromator as a source of monoenergetic electrons.

    (4) SPEPRA - Threshold Electron Spectrometer - is an high resolution electron spectrometer for collecting threshold excitation spectra of atoms and/or molecules.

    (5) TR-LIS Time Resolved - Laser Induced Spectroscopy

    (6) OHRHA Omicron High Resolution Hemispherical Analizer - is an high resolution electron spectrometer for collecting and analysing Auger electrons.

    (7) Electron Transmission Through Nanocapillaries - Study of transmission of electrons through nanocapillarie and interaction of electrons with surfaces

    (8) Online UV-B radiation over Belgrade

    (9) Detection of air ion concentration

    (10) Radon measurements - using RAD7 instrument

    (11) BEAMDB - Information System in Atomic Collisional Physics Research and Belgrade Electron Atom (Molecule) Data Base. It is a part of VAMDC Consortium and RADAM database portal . {BEAMDB Publications} .

    Postgraduate Research Projects:

    (1) Measuring of autionization spectra utilizing electron spectrometers.

    (2) Implementation of Logical model of Information System in Atomic Collision Physics. Formation of Data base for electron-atom scattering processes and cross sections.

    (3) Design of resistively heated oven for producing molecular beam of biomolecules.

    Ministry of Science and Technological Development - Republic of Serbia

    *2006 - 2010 Project No. 141011 in Experimental Physics of Atomic Collisions

    "Electron and laser spectrometry and collisional cross sections for atoms, ions, molecules, metastables and biomolecules"
    Publications: 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 , 2010

    *2001 - 2005 Project No. 1424 in Experimental Physics of Atomic Collisions

    "Experimental investigation of laser and electron interaction with atoms, metal vapours and molecules"
    Publications: 1996-2000 , 2001 , 2002 , 2003 , 2004 , 2005

    *April 2008 - March 2009 National Technological Project No. 23024 in Applied Research in Sciences

    "Characterization of insulating nanocapillaries by electron beam"



    COST - Co-operation in Science and Technology

  • COST CA17126 TUMIEE "Towards understanding and modelling intense electronic excitation", 13/04/2018 - 11/09/2022
  • COST IC1401 MemoCiS "Memristors - Devices, Models, Circuits, Systems and Applications", 10/12/2014 - 09/12/2018
  • COST CM1301 CELINA "Chemistry for Electron-Induced Nanofabrication", 23/10/2013 - 22/10/2017
  • COST CM1204 XLIC "XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry" , 13/05/2013 - 12/05/2017
  • COST MP1002 - Nano-IBCT "Nano-scale insights in ion beam cancer therapy", 07/12/2010 - 06/12/2014
  • COST FA0906 - UV4growth "UV-B radiation: A specific regulator of plant growth and food quality in a changing climate", 07/04/2010 - 07/04/2014
  • COST CM0601 - ECCL "Electron Controlled Chemical Lithography", 28/03/2007 - 14/05/2011
  • COST P9 - RADAM "Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems", 21/11/2002 - 16/11/2007


  • 2016-2018 Republic of Serbia – Italy, Research projects of particular relevance (Grande Rilevanza) selected within the frame of the executive programme of scientific and technological cooperation between Italian Republic and Republic of Serbia – Research area: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology: “A nanoview of radiation-biomatter interaction”

  • 2015-2016 Republic of Serbia – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst-DAAD, project #12: “Identifying superior precursor molecules for focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID)”, 04/2015 – 12/2016,

  • 2014-2016 University of Belgrade – Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, “Interaction and Decay Mechanisms Following Ultrashort Phenomena in Atoms and Molecules”, 1/01/2014 - 31/12/2016

  • 2014 – 2015 Republic of Serbia – Republic of Slovenia, project #30: “Non-contact observation of laser-induced breakdown and fluorescence in different materials” “Bezkontaktno pracenje laserski indukovanog proboja i laserski indukovane fluorescencije u razlicitim materijalima”

  • 2014-2015 Serbia – Italia, Research projects of particular relevance selected within the frame of the executive programme of scientific and technological cooperation between Italian Republic and Republic of Serbia – Research area: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, " Nanoscale insights in radiation damage", 1/01/2014 - 31/12/2015 in E-book: “Italian – Serbian Cooperation on Science,Technologies and Humanities” pp.33-37.

  • 2014-2015 Serbia - Germany (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst-DAAD) "The study of DNA radiation damage on the molecular level" 1/01/2014 - 31/12/2015

  • 2013 - 2015 Joint Research Project: Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts - Hungarian Academy of Sciences "Interactions of charge particles with single insulating capillaries"
    "Interakcija naelektrisanih cestica sa izolatorskim kapilarama", 1/01/2013 - 31/12/2015

  • 2012 - 2013 Serbia - Germany (DAAD) "Electron and ion collision data base as a support for nanodosimetry reseach in radiation damage"
    "Eine Datenbank für Stöße von Elektronen und Ionen zur Unterstützung der Forschung im Bereich der Nanodosimetrie von Strahlenschäden"
    "Baza podataka elektronskih i jonskih sudarnih procesa kao podrška nanodozimetrijskim istraživanjima kod radijacionog oštecenja"1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013

  • 2012 - 2013 Serbia - France (Pavle Savic programme) "Photon and electron spectroscopy of pure and nano-solvated biomolecules isolated in gas phase"
    "Spectroscopie electronique et photonique de biomolécules pure et nano-solvatées isolées en phase gazeuse"
    "Fotonska i elektronska spektroskopija cistih i nano-rastvorenih biomolekula izolovanih u gasnoj fazi", 1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013

  • 2012 - 2013 Serbia - Slovenia "Spectroscopy and high-speed shadowgraphy of laser-induced plasma"
    "Spektroskopija in hitra sencna fotografija lasersko povzrocene plazme"
    "Spektroskopija i brza fotografija senke laserski uzrokovane plazme", 1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013

  • 2010 - 2011 Serbia - Slovak Republic (SK-SRB-0011-09) "Excitation and fragmentation of small biomolecules", 1/01/2010 - 31/12/2011

  • 2009 Serbia - Republic of Srpska, BiH 1/01/2009 - 31/12/2009 , No.06/0-020/961-97/08 "Measurements of differential cross sections for electron scattering by Rubidium atom"

  • 2008 - 2009 Serbia - Slovenia "Electron induced fragmentation of organic and small hydrocarbon molecules", 1/01/2008 - 31/12/2009

  • 2007 - 2008 Serbia - CNRS, France "Semiconductor functionalization processed by low-energy electron irradiation of condensed alcohols and amines", 1/01/2007 - 31/12/2008

  • 2006 - 2007 Serbia - Republic of Srpska, BiH No.06/0-020/961-33/06 "Elastic and inelastic electron scattering at low and medium energies by Magnesium atom", 1/01/2006 - 31/12/2007

  • Conferences organized by us:

  • X-ray Interaction with Biomolecules in Gas Phase (XiBiGP) Workshop 29th SPIG 2018, 28th August 2018, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • October 13-14th 2017, Memorial workshop and book presentation: MORPHOLOGIE DE LA PHYSIQUE (Editions Edilivre, 2015).
  • COST XLIC WG2 2015
  • Working Group 2 Expert Meeting on Biomolecules, April 27-30, 2015, Fruška gora, Serbia. COST Action CM1204 (XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry).
  • 27th SPIG 2014 , 27th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG 2014), August 26-29, 2014, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 5th CEPAS 2011 , 5th International Conference on Elementary Processes in Atomic Systems, 22-24 June 2011, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 1st CEAMPP 2008 , 1st National Conference on Electronic, Atomic, Molecular and Photonic Physics, 15-18 May 2008, Zajecar, Serbia.
  • 23rd SPIG 2006 , 23rd Summer School and International Symposium on Physics of Ionized Gases, 28 August - 1 September 2006, Kopaonik, Serbia.
  • 17th SPIG 1994 , 17th Summer School and International Symposium on Physics of Ionized Gases, 28 August - 1 September 1994, Belgrade, Serbia.

  • Awards and distinctions:

  • 2011 Institute of Physics Belgrade Annual award for scientific achievements - Dr. Aleksandar Milosavljevic
  • 2007 Institute of Physics Belgrade Student award - Sanja Tosic
  • 2006 Institute of Physics Belgrade Annual award for scientific achievements in experimental physics of electron-atom and electron-molecule collision processes - Dr. Bratislav Marinkovic
  • 1994 Institute of Physics Belgrade Student award - Radmila Panajotovic
  • 1992 Institute of Physics Belgrade Student award - Duska Popovic
  • 1989 City of Beograd, "October Award" for the book "Physics and Techniques of Vacuum" - Prof. Dr. Milan Kurepa
  • 1988 Presidency of the SFR Yugoslavia - Medal of Work with the Red Flag for the research in Physics - Prof. Dr. Milan Kurepa
  • 1988 Institute of Physics Belgrade Annual award for scientific achievements - Dr. Slobodan Cvejannovic
  • 1981 Institute of Physics Belgrade -Scientific Excellence Award on the occasion of the Institute's 20th anniversary - Dr. Leposava Vuskovic
  • 1976 Institute of Physics Belgrade Annual award for the research in the field of Atomic Collision Physics - Prof. Dr. Milan Kurepa

  • Links

    LINKS: AMO groups in Serbia

    Research projects in AMO Physics 2011 - 2018

    Research projects in AMO Physics 2006 - 2010

    Research projects in AMO (Atomic, Molecular and Optical) Physics 2001 - 2005

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