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Špela Kunej

Jozef Stefan Institute


Špela Kunej workings as Research Associate in Advance Material Department, Jozef Stefan Institute

Research Interest

My current research interests lie in areas of synthesis/processing, crystallization, epitaxial growth, microstructure and functional properties of thin film materials obtained from solution-based methods, with a focus on novel composite material, dielectric, tunable and ferroelectric thin films. Past research were in areas of the solid-state reaction, phase relationships, solid solutions, new phase identification, microstructure and electrical characterization of ceramic materials in systems Bi2O3-TiO2, Bi2O3-ZnO, Bi2O3-TiO2-Nd2O3, Bi2O3-TiO2-Y2O3, and La2O3-TiO2-Mn2O3.


  • Kunej Š, Suvorov D. Dielectric Properties of the Bi (1.6− 0.8 x) YxTi2O (6.4+ 0.3 x)(0.03< x< 2) Pyrochlore Solid Solution. Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 2009 Apr 1;92(4):959-61.

  • Kunej Š, Škapin SD, Suvorov D. Phase Relations in the Pyrochlore‐Rich Part of the Bi2O3− TiO2− Nd2O3 System. Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 2009 Oct 1;92(10):2373-7.

  • Šetinc T, Spreitzer M, Kunej Š, Kovač J, Suvorov D. Temperature stable dielectric behavior of sol–gel derived compositionally graded SrTiO3/Na0. 5Bi0. 5TiO3/SrTiO3 thin films. Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 2013 Nov 1;96(11):3511-7.

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