Jozef T. Devreese

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Jozef T. Devreese was a Belgian scientist, with a long career in condensed matter physics. He was professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the University of Antwerp. He died on November 1, 2023.

Academic career[edit]

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 University of Antwerp, 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 Antwerp (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.

Distinctions / awards[edit]


  1. ^ Devreese, J T (30 May 2007). "Fröhlich polarons from 0D to 3D: concepts and recent developments". Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 19 (25). IOP Publishing: 255201. arXiv:0709.4140. Bibcode:2007JPCM...19y5201D. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/19/25/255201. ISSN 0953-8984. S2CID 8209037.
  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. ^ Devreese, Jozef T; Alexandrov, Alexandre S (27 May 2009). "Fröhlich polaron and bipolaron: recent developments". Reports on Progress in Physics. 72 (6): 066501. arXiv:0904.3682. Bibcode:2009RPPh...72f6501D. doi:10.1088/0034-4885/72/6/066501. ISSN 0034-4885. S2CID 119240319.
  4. ^ Alexandrov, Alexandre S.; Devreese, Jozef T. (2010). Advances in Polaron Physics. Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences. Vol. 159. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01896-1. ISBN 978-3-642-01895-4. ISSN 0171-1873.
  5. ^ Kartheuser, E.; Evrard, R.; Devreese, J. (20 January 1969). "Mechanism of Absorption of Light by Free Continuum Polarons". Physical Review Letters. 22 (3). American Physical Society (APS): 94–97. Bibcode:1969PhRvL..22...94K. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.22.94. ISSN 0031-9007.
  6. ^ Tempere, J.; Devreese, J. T. (6 August 2001). "Optical absorption of an interacting many-polaron gas". Physical Review B. 64 (10): 104504. arXiv:cond-mat/0004436. Bibcode:2001PhRvB..64j4504T. doi:10.1103/physrevb.64.104504. ISSN 0163-1829. S2CID 8697323.
  7. ^ De Filippis, G.; Cataudella, V.; Mishchenko, A. S.; Perroni, C. A.; Devreese, J. T. (6 April 2006). "Validity of the Franck-Condon Principle in the Optical Spectroscopy: Optical Conductivity of the Fröhlich Polaron". Physical Review Letters. 96 (13): 136405. arXiv:cond-mat/0603219. Bibcode:2006PhRvL..96m6405D. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.96.136405. hdl:10067/577340151162165141. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 16712012. S2CID 28505622.
  8. ^ Hodby, J. W.; Russell, G. P.; Peeters, F. M.; Devreese, J. T.; Larsen, D. M. (6 April 1987). "Cyclotron resonance of polarons in the silver halides: AgBr and AgCl". Physical Review Letters. 58 (14). American Physical Society (APS): 1471–1474. Bibcode:1987PhRvL..58.1471H. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.58.1471. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 10034445.
  9. ^ Van Camp, P. E.; Van Doren, V. E.; Devreese, J. T. (30 April 1979). "Microscopic Screening and Phonon Dispersion of Silicon: Moment Expansion for the Polarizability". Physical Review Letters. 42 (18). American Physical Society (APS): 1224–1227. Bibcode:1979PhRvL..42.1224V. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.42.1224. ISSN 0031-9007.
  10. ^ Misko, V. R.; Fomin, V. M.; Devreese, J. T.; Moshchalkov, V. V. (11 April 2003). "Stable Vortex-Antivortex Molecules in Mesoscopic Superconducting Triangles". Physical Review Letters. 90 (14). American Physical Society (APS): 147003. arXiv:cond-mat/0203140. Bibcode:2003PhRvL..90n7003M. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.90.147003. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 12731940. S2CID 3648632.
  11. ^ Van de Vondel, J.; Gladilin, V. N.; Silhanek, A. V.; Gillijns, W.; Tempere, J.; Devreese, J. T.; Moshchalkov, V. V. (29 March 2011). "Vortex Core Deformation and Stepper-Motor Ratchet Behavior in a Superconducting Aluminum Film Containing an Array of Holes". Physical Review Letters. 106 (13): 137003. arXiv:1104.1129. Bibcode:2011PhRvL.106m7003V. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.106.137003. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 21517415. S2CID 119299573.
  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. ^ Lemmens, L. F.; Brosens, F.; Devreese, J. T. (1 August 1977). "On the Ground State Energy of a Gas of Interacting Polarons". Physica Status Solidi B. 82 (2). Wiley: 439–447. Bibcode:1977PSSBR..82..439L. doi:10.1002/pssb.2220820204. ISSN 0370-1972.
  14. ^ Devreese, J. T.; Brosens, F.; Lemmens, L. F. (15 February 1980). "Dielectric function of the electron gas with dynamical-exchange decoupling. I. Analytical treatment". Physical Review B. 21 (4). American Physical Society (APS): 1349–1362. Bibcode:1980PhRvB..21.1349D. doi:10.1103/physrevb.21.1349. ISSN 0163-1829.
  15. ^ Brosens, F.; Devreese, J. T.; Lemmens, L. F. (15 February 1980). "Dielectric function of the electron gas with dynamical-exchange decoupling. II. Discussion and results". Physical Review B. 21 (4). American Physical Society (APS): 1363–1379. Bibcode:1980PhRvB..21.1363B. doi:10.1103/physrevb.21.1363. ISSN 0163-1829.
  16. ^ Brosens, F.; Devreese, J. T.; Lemmens, L. F. (1 January 1997). "Thermodynamics of coupled identical oscillators within the path-integral formalism". Physical Review E. 55 (1). American Physical Society (APS): 227–236. arXiv:cond-mat/9609108. Bibcode:1997PhRvE..55..227B. doi:10.1103/physreve.55.227. hdl:10067/203170151162165141. ISSN 1063-651X. S2CID 119019374.
  17. ^ Tempere, J.; Silvera, Isaac F.; Devreese, J. T. (7 December 2001). "Effect of Pressure on Statics, Dynamics, and Stability of Multielectron Bubbles". Physical Review Letters. 87 (27). American Physical Society (APS): 275301. arXiv:cond-mat/0110569. Bibcode:2001PhRvL..87A5301T. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.87.275301. hdl:10067/408940151162165141. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 11800888. S2CID 18421096.
  18. ^ Kleemans, N. A. J. M.; Bominaar-Silkens, I. M. A.; Fomin, V. M.; Gladilin, V. N.; Granados, D.; Taboada, A. G.; García, J. M.; Offermans, P.; Zeitler, U.; Christianen, P. C. M.; Maan, J. C.; Devreese, J. T.; Koenraad, P. M. (5 October 2007). "Oscillatory Persistent Currents in Self-Assembled Quantum Rings". Physical Review Letters. 99 (14). American Physical Society (APS): 146808. Bibcode:2007PhRvL..99n6808K. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.99.146808. hdl:10261/11955. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 17930703.
  19. ^ Fonoberov, Vladimir A.; Pokatilov, Evghenii P.; Fomin, Vladimir M.; Devreese, Jozef T. (24 March 2004). "Photoluminescence of Tetrahedral Quantum-Dot Quantum Wells". Physical Review Letters. 92 (12). American Physical Society (APS): 127402. arXiv:cond-mat/0401651. Bibcode:2004PhRvL..92l7402F. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.92.127402. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 15089704. S2CID 8607777.
  20. ^ Devreese, Jozef T. (2007). "Importance of Nanosensors: Feynman's Vision and the Birth of Nanotechnology". MRS Bulletin. 32 (9). Cambridge University Press (CUP): 718–725. doi:10.1557/mrs2007.147. ISSN 0883-7694.
  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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