ZB-21. Dielectrics



Head of the Group: Prof. Hubert Kołodziej

M.Sc. 1965, Ph.D. 1971, D.Sc. 1987, Prof. 2001


Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry (1999–2002).

Member of the International Dielectric Society.

Member of the Material Board of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Member of the EMC-IEEE Society.


Research staff

Prof. Gliński Jacek

Prof. Orzechowski Kazimierz

Dr. Burakowski Andrzej

Dr. Kosmowska Magdalena

Dr. Kozłowski Mirosław

Dr. Pajdowska Maria

Dr. Pasternak Helena

Dr. Sobczyk Marcin

Adamczyk Mariusz, M. Sc.

Filipiak Bożena, M. Sc.

Steinmetz Grzegorz, M.Sc.



Research topics


• Molecular interactions.

• Application of physical methods to the elucidation of the structure and dynamics of organic compounds.

• Dielectric properties of liquids and molecular crystals.

• Search for the new EMC-absorptive materials.

• Phase transitions and critical phenomena.



Special equipment


• Equipment for dielectric dispersion studies over frequency region 20 Hz-40 GHz.

• Non-linear dielectric studies.

• Equipment for dielectric dispersion studies over frequency region 20 Hz-40 GHz.

• Search for the new EMC-absorptive materials.



Selected papers


1.   Świątek-Tran B., Kołodziej H.A., Tran V.H.
Zn(C3H3N2)2: a novel diamagnetic insulator.
J. Solid State Chem., 2004, 177, 1011–1016.

2.    Orzechowski K., Gliński J., Kaatze U.
Acoustic and dielectric properties of propionic acid + amine mixtures.
Phys. IV France, 2005, 129, 73–78.

3.    Rałowski R., Kozlowski M.
The Havriliak–Negami dielectric response in time domain.
Pol. J. Chem., 2005, 79, 1353–1356.

4.    Szala A., Orzechowski K.
Dielectric dispersion in water + 2-hydroxypyridine solid mixtures.
J. Phys. Chem. B., 2005, 109, 5433–5438.

5..Orzechowski K,, Słonka T., and Głowinski J.

Dielectric properties of intercalated kaolinite

J. Phys. Chem. of Solids, 2006, 67, 915.

6.  Kosmowska M.and Orzechowski K.,

Non-linear dielectric effect in an ethanol + dodecane critical mixture with minor amounts of ions

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 2006 18 1–12.

7.  Orzechowski K., Pajdowska M., Czarnecki M., Kaatze U.

Complexation and proton transfer in the binary system propionic acid-triethylamine. Evidence from the composition dependencies of mixture properties”

 J. Mol. Liquids, 2007,133 ,11.

8.   Vogt A.A., Koł odziej H.A., Sowa A.E., Strzelecki S.

A New Composite Absorbing Material – Metamaterial Featuring Strong Synergistic Effect

Proc.of  2009 Intern. Symp. On Electromagnetic Compatibility,  Jul 20-24 2009 KyotoJapan 21P1-4 737 – 740 2009.

9.    Sobczyk M.

Synthesis and optical properties of KZnLa 0.99 Nd 0.01 (VO4) double vanadates(V) – new promising laser materials.

J. Lumin. 2009, 129, 430

10 . Burakowski A., Gliński J.

       Hydration numbers of Ions containing aliphatic chains

Chem. Phys. Letters 2009, 468, 184-187.