Yurij Mozharivskyj

Research Interests

Research in the Mozharivskyj Group focuses on the chemistry of magnetocaloric and thermoelectric materials, two types of responsive materials, that may have a potential for current and future applications.
We prepare new phases, explore their structure and properties and try to rationalyze their behavior through electronic structure calculations.


Research Tools

Being solid-state chemists, we use the following methods and techniques:

1. Synthesis: arc-melting, sintering, single crystal growth

2. Structural analysis: X-ray powder and single crystal diffraction, neutron powder diffraction at room and non-ambient temperatures

3. Physical property measurements: electron transport properties, thermal conductivity, magnetic susceptibility and saturation magnetization, magnetocaloric properties

4. Electronic structure analysis: caculations of Densities of States, band structure and bonding character

5. Landau theory of symmetry breaking