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Cigáň, Alexander, RNDr. CSc.

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Alexander Cigáň, SAS


· Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Commenius University, Bratislava, 1968, 1976, RNDr.

· Institute of Measurement Science of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, 1978, PhD.

Affiliations and significant functions:

Institute of Measurement Science of the Slovak Academy of Sciences – since August 1, 1968, head of the Department of Magnetometry (1993 2008), Deputy Director of the Institute (1998 – 2001), Member of the Sub-Commission of the Commission for Evaluation of the Use of Expensive Devices in the SAS 1978 - 1982, Member of the Commission for Expensive Instrumentation of the SAS (1996 – 2001), Scientific Secretariat of the Section I about Unliving Nature of the SAS (1995 – 1998), Member of the Professional Commission for Technical Sciences at the Accreditation Committee of the SAS (1999 - 2001), Member of the SAS Scientific Council (2000-2003)

Study stays:

  • USSR, IRE Moscow
  • USSR, Institut kybernetiky, Kiev
  • USSR, FTINT AV, Charkov (2x)
  • GDR, FSU, Jena
  • Italy, CNR Roma

Focus on most important results:

Cryogenic Equipment and Low Temperatures Physics. Design and construction of cryostats and cryogenic modules for biomagnetization measurements of high-temperature superconductors and magnetic field displaying. Weak superconductivity, Josephson junctions (JJ) and SQUID structures. Design of the RF topology and DC SQUID structures, technology development and implementation of point contact JJs and RF SQUID structures based on low-temperature (LT) and high-temperature (HT) superconductors, production of 1-K-84 SQUID sensors for the superconductive SKM2 quantum magnetometers, volume and TF YBCO SQUID structures. High-temperature superconductivity and volume high-temperature superconductors. Laboratory for syntheses of high-temperature superconductors and polarization microscopy. The study of properties of volume and thin-film HT superconductors on the basis of the RE123, BPSCCO, and (Tl,PB)SBCCO types. Polycrystalline, textured, and mono-domain HT superconductors on the basis of RE123 (RE = Y, Eu, Sm, Nd, La, etc.). Measurement of very weak magnetic fields, new measuring methods and devices. Participation in the development of measuring methods and systems and in the solution of scientific and research tasks oriented towards the use of macroscopic quantum interference in measuring equipments, e.g., in the area of material and nucleus research, biomagnetism, and medicine.

Scientific and research tasks and projects:

Co-solutionist and solutionist of 3 partial tasks - BRSP (III-7-2/1, III-9-3/3 a III-9-4/04), 7 projects - SGAT and SSGA Agencies (2/999265/91, 2/999045/91, 95/5305/.585, 2/1159/95, 2/5086/98, 2/1134/21, 2/4091/24), 4 projects of SRDA (SAST) (95/5305/585, 51-022702, 51-017802, 51-059005) and 4 international projects ( "Complex for Measuring Biomagnetic Fields and Evaluation of Data Measured" within the framework of CP STC of the Council of Mutual Economic Assistance countries from 2000, High-sensitive system for measuring beams, accelerated in nuclotrone, based on the principle of SQUID magnetometers within the framework of cooperation with HEL of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Project No. 2833-1-95/97, Project No. 25s7 of the Austrian and Slovak cooperation in science and education, DAAD Project Based Personal Exchange Programme with the Slovak Republic, 2002-2003.

Scientific cooperation:

  • Istitute of Electrical Engineering, SAS, Bratislava (web)
  • Department of Experimental Physics, Division of Optics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava (web)
  • Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava (web)
  • Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava (web)
  • Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium (web)

Expertise activities and cooperation with practice:

  • expertise activities for the Federal Ministry for Technical and Investment Development of the CSSR in the area of physical quantities and devices
  • cooperation with n. e. Tesla Electroacoustics Bratislava in the preparation of piece production of SQUID magnetometers
  • cooperation with Slovenské závody technického skla n. e. Bratislava in evaluation of quality indices of the new sound-insulation material, IZOMAT


126 (21 of them in CC database) (selected publicatins in PDF format)


2 (1PV,1 AO)


38 (WOS 16) (citations in PDF format)

Scientific education and pedagogic activities:

· Member of the Common Professional Commission in the Scientific Branch of the Graduant Study 39-71-9 Measuring Device (since February 2005 - 5.2.24), since 1997

· 4 PhD. students

· external pedagogical activities at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava


member of a collective, which has been granted the following prizes for results of scientific and research activities:

  • award of the Scientific Board of Technical Cybernetics and Electrical Engineering, SAS, 1974
  • SAS award in 1979
  • 1st degree prize in a competition for evaluation of high technical level devices, which have been developed at workplaces of the CSAS and SAS, 1982
  • SAS special reward in 1985
  • Genius '96 award granted by the Association of Hungarian Inventors in the International Exhibition of Inventions and New Solutions, GENIUS '96 in Budapest, March 1996 for a "New original method and equipment for measuring magnetic properties of HTc superconducting materials with the use of the SQUID system"
Measurement Science Review (On-Line Journal)
Staff of Department of Magnetometry