The aim of this project is to improve the level of scientific and technological research in the Centre for Solid State Physics and New Materials of Institute of Physics in order to become the Centre of Excellence for Optical Spectroscopy Applications (OPSA) in Physics, Material Science and Environmental Protection. The OPSA Centre should contribute to tightening the existing and establishing new links with European Centers in the field of applications of the advanced spectroscopy techniques in diverse fields of the natural science, through the vigorous exchange of scientists between OPSA Centre and European Institutes and Universities, international workshops and training of young scientists. 

The main objectives of the Centre of excellence for OPSA are as follows:

  • To promote long term research into understanding phenomena, mastering processes and developing research tools in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies through an upgrade and renew of our experimental techniques (Raman and infrared systems)

  • To develop human potential by educational and training activities.

  • To promote cooperative research and technological and educational activities between research centers, universities and industry in the field of Micro- and Nano-technologies and Microsystems.

We expect from this project to improve the current experimental techniques concerning the sensitivity and resolution, bringing this equipment to European level. By making the OPSA Centre of excellence in the Balkan region we expect to be capable of cooperating in the future programmes of European Community. Besides, through the education and training of young researchers in European laboratories, special courses in OPSA and using modern equipment in research, we expect to expand the front of excellence to the west Balkan countries, keeping the experts in the region and broadening perspectives for high level education, research and ability of employment of young people.

The OPSA project addresses the following thematic area of FP6 Programme: 3.4.1 Nanotechnolgies and nanosciences. In particular this project contributes to : Long-term interdisciplinary research into understanding phenomena, mastering processes and developing research tools 

Data about project:
OPSA 026283 project signed on 29.06.2006
   400.000 Euros
Head of Project: 
Prof. Dr Zoran V. Popovic, Director of Center for solid state physics and new materials, Institute of physics, 
11080 Belgrade, Pregrevica 118, Serbia 
Tel. +381-11-3161385, 

Laboratory for crystal
growth and material synthesis

Laboratory for photoluminescence and Raman scattering

Laboratory for
micro-Raman spectroscopy

Laboratory for Fourier transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and ellipsometry

Laboratory for galvano- magnetic measurements
(Hall effect set-up)

Laboratory for
magneto-optic and
magnetic measurements

Laboratory for nanoscopy