Jozef T. Devreese

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Jozef T. Devreese is a Belgian scientist, with a long career in condensed matter physics. He is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the Universiteit Antwerpen.

Academic career[edit]

Jozef T. Devreese graduated in 1960 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven where he received his PhD in Science, group Physics in 1964. From 1961 till 1966 he worked at the Solid State Physics Department of the Research Centre for Nuclear Energy (SCK-CEN) in Mol (Belgium). In 1966 he started his work as lecturer and then full professor (from 1969) at the Universiteit Antwerpen, where he founded the research group TFVS (Theoretische Fysica van de Vaste Stoffen). From 1977 he became also 'professor extraordinarius' at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (the Netherlands).

Scientific research[edit]

He contributed to the theory of polarons (see reviews[1][2][3][4] in particular their optical[5][6][7] and magnetooptical[8] properties, quantum theory of solid matter,[9] superconductivity[10][11] and superfluidity,[12] Feynman path integrals and mathematical methods[13][14][15][16] structures with reduced dimension and dimensionality[17][18] nanophysics).[19][20]

The results of his research are published in about 500 articles in international scientific journals. According to the Web of Knowledge, there are more than 8300 citations of these publications in about 4300 citing papers.

Cultural interests[edit]

As amateur of classical music, he contributed to the realization on the Metzler organ[21] in the Our Lady Cathedral in Antwerpen (1993) and he was chairman (2000–2002) of the Flemish Institute for Organ Art (VIVO). He also contributed to the study[22][23] of the work of Simon Stevin and to the promotion of the Dutch language and culture in the internationalized society.

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  1. ^ J. T. Devreese, Fröhlich Polarons from 3D to 0D: Concepts and Recent Developments, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 255201 (1-23) (2007)
  2. ^ J. T. Devreese, Optical Properties of Few and Many Fröhlich Polarons from 3D to 0D, in Polarons in Advanced Materials, Springer Series in Materials Science, Vol. 103, edited by A. S. Alexandrov (Canopus and Springer, Bath, UK, 2007), pp. 3-62
  3. ^ J. T. Devreese, A. S. Alexandrov, Fröhlich polaron and bipolaron: recent developments, Rep. Prog. Phys. 72, 066501 (2009) (52 pages)
  4. ^ A. S. Alexandrov, J. T. Devreese, Advances in Polaron Physics, Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences, Vol. 159, 167 pages (2009)
  5. ^ E. Kartheuser, R. Evrard, J. Devreese, Mechanism of absorption of light by free continuum polarons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 22, 94-97 (1969)
  6. ^ J. Tempere and J. T. Devreese, Optical absorption of an interacting many-polaron gas, Phys. Rev. B 64, 104504, 1-10 (2001)
  7. ^ G. De Filippis, V. Cataudella, A. S. Mishchenko, C. A. Perroni, and J. T. Devreese, Validity of the Franck-Condon Principle in the Optical Spectroscopy: Optical Conductivity of the Fröhlich Polaron, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 136405, 1-4 (2006)
  8. ^ J. W. Hodby, G. P. Russell, F. M. Peeters, J. T. Devreese, D. M. Larsen, Cyclotron resonance of polarons in the silver halide AgBr and AgCl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1471-1474 (1987)
  9. ^ P. E. Van Camp, V. E. Van Doren, J. T. Devreese, Microscopic screening and phonon dispersion of Silicon: moment expansion for the polarizability, Phys. Rev. Lett. 42, 1224-1227 (1979)
  10. ^ V. R. Misko, V. M. Fomin, J. T. Devreese, V. V. Moshchalkov, Stable vortex-antivortex molecules in mesoscopic superconducting triangles, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 147003 (1-4) (2003)
  11. ^ J. Van de Vondel, V. N. Gladilin, A. V. Silhanek, W. Gillijns, J. Tempere, J. T. Devreese, and V. V. Moshchalkov, Vortex core deformation and stepper motor behavior in a superconducting ratchet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 137003 (2011)
  12. ^ J. T. Devreese and J. Tempere, Bose-Einstein Condensation, in McGraw-Hill 2006 Yearbook of Science and Technology (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2006), pp. 38-40
  13. ^ L.F. Lemmens, J.T. Devreese, F. Brosens, On the ground state energy of a gas of interacting polarons, Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 82, 439-447 (1977)
  14. ^ J. T. Devreese, F. Brosens, L.F. Lemmens, Dielectric function of the electron gas with dynamical-exchange decoupling. I. Analytical treatment, Phys. Rev. B 21, 1349-1362 (1980)
  15. ^ F. Brosens, J.T. Devreese, L.F. Lemmens, Dielectric function of the electron gas with dynamical-exchange decoupling. II. Discussion and results, Phys. Rev. B 21, 1363-1379 (1980)
  16. ^ F. Brosens, J.T. Devreese and L. Lemmens, Thermodynamics of coupled identical oscillators within the path-integral formalism Phys. Rev. E 55, 227-236 (1997)
  17. ^ J. Tempere, I. F. Silvera, and J. T. Devreese, Effect of pressure on statics, dynamics, and stability of multielectron bubbles, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 275301, 1-4 (2001)
  18. ^ N. A. J. M. Kleemans, I. M. A. Bominaar-Silkens, V. M. Fomin, V. N. Gladilin, D. Granados, A. G. Taboada, J. M. García, P. Offermans, U. Zeitler, P. C. M. Christianen, J. C. Maan, J. T. Devreese, and P. M. Koenraad, Oscillatory Persistent Currents in Self-Assembled Quantum Rings, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 146808, 1-4 (2007)
  19. ^ V. A. Fonoberov, E. P. Pokatilov, V. M. Fomin, and J. T. Devreese, Photoluminescence of tetrahedral quantum dot quantum wells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 127402, 1-4 (2004)
  20. ^ J. T. Devreese, Importance of Nanosensors: Feynman's Vision and the Birth of Nanotechnology, MRS Bulletin 32, 718 (2007)
  21. ^ "Antwerpse Kathedraalconcerten vzw".
  22. ^ J. T. Devreese, G. Vanden Berghe, Wonder en is gheen wonder. De geniale wereld van Simon Stevin 1548-1620 (342 pp.), Davidsfonds, Leuven (2003)
  23. ^ J. T. Devreese, G. Vanden Berghe, Magic is No Magic. The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin (310 pp.), WIT Press, Ashurst, Southampton (2007)

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