Milan Žukovič

Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Institute of Physics

Faculty of Science

P.J. Šafárik University

Park Angelinum 9

041 54 Košice

Slovak Republic

Email: milan.zukovic@upjs.sk

 

 

Academic degrees

• Prof. - 2020, Faculty of Science, UPJŠ Košice, field: Physics

• Doc. - 2010, Faculty of Science, UPJŠ Košice, field: Physics

• PhD. - 2000, Department of Applied Quantum Physics, Kyushu University, Japan, field: Applied Physics

• RNDr. - 1990, Faculty of Science, UPJŠ Košice, field: Mathematics-Physics

 

Career

• 2009-now : P.J. Šafárik University

• 2006-2008: Technical University of Crete, Greece

• 2002-2005: Yazaki Slovakia

• 1996-2002: Kyushu University, Japan

• 1991-1998: Technical University in Košice

• 1990-1991: Slovak Academy of Science

 

Awards

• 2014: P.J. Šafárik University, Faculty of Science dean's award for scientific and research activity

• 2006: Marie-Curie Fellowship

• 2001: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship

• 1996: Japanese Government (Mombusho) Scholarship

• 1990: P.J. Šafárik University president's award for excellent achievements in study and research

 

Study abroad

• 1997-2000: Kyushu University, Japan - postgraduate student

• 1996-1997: Kyushu University, Japan - research student

 

Teaching

Computational Physics I, II

Mathematical Physics I, II

• Numerical Methods
Econophysics

 

Research interests

critical phenomena in magnetic systems

frustrated and mixed-spin systems

magnetic skyrmions

space-time random field modeling

non-traditional applications of statistical physics models (geostatistics, environmental monitoring and risk assessment)

econophysics

 

Projects

• Scientific grant agency VEGA 1/0531/19 “Exotic phenomena in frustrated spin systems”, 2019-2022.

• Scientific grant agency APVV-18-0197 “Relaxation processes in quantum magnetic systems”, 2019-2023.

• Scientific grant agency APVV-16-0186 “Exotic quantum states of low-dimensional spin and electron systems”, 2017-2021.

• Scientific grant agency VEGA 1/0331/15 “Frustrated mixed-spin systems”, 2015-2018.

• Scientific grant agency VEGA 1/0474/16 “Simulation and dynamic visualization of geospatial processes”, 2016-2018.

• Scientific grant agency APVV-14-0073 “Magnetocaloric effect in quantum and nanoscopic systems”, 2015-2019.

• Scientific grant agency VEGA 1/0234/12 “Frustrated spin systems”, 2012-2015.

• Scientific grant agency APVV-0132-11 “Unconventional quantum states in nanoscopic magnetic systems”, 2011-2015.

• Scientific grant agency VEGA 1/0431/10 “A study of quantum and cooperative phenomena in geometrically frustrated spin models”, 2010-2011.

• Scientific grant agency VEGA 1/0128/08 “Theoretical study of quantum and classical spin systems”, 2009-2010.

The multi-partner European Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) "Interoperability and Mapping (INTAMAP)"

Marie-Curie Transfer of Knowledge, European Community's 6FP, MTKD-CT-2004-014135, "Development of Spartan spatial random field models for geostatistical applications"

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, "Role of higher-order exchange and effect of doping in frustrated magnetic systems"

 

Collaboration

Prof. D.T. Hristopulos - Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

Prof. A. Bobák - P.J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia

Prof. T. Idogaki - Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Prof. T. Balcerzak - University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Prof. Y. TomitaShibaura Institute of Technology, Saitama, Japan   

Dr. Y. KamiyaCondensed Matter Theory Laboratory, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan

Dr. M. Pankratova - National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

Recent publications

Effect of Single-Ion Anisotropy on Magnetocaloric Properties of Frustrated Spin-s Ising Nanoclusters  (preprint pdf)
  
Magnetochemistry 6 (4) 56 (2020)
  
M. Mohylna and M. Žukovič

New ordered phase in geometrically frustrated generalized XY model (preprint pdf)
  
Physical Review E 102 (3) 032113 (2020)
  
M. Lach and M. Žukovič

Absence of long-range order in a general spin-S kagome lattice Ising antiferromagnet (preprint pdf)
  
Physics Letters A 384 (24) 126615 (2020)
   M. Semjan and M. Žukovič

GPU-Accelerated Simulation of Massive Spatial Data Based on the Modified Planar Rotator Model (preprint pdf)
   Mathematical Geosciences 52 123
(2020)
   M. Žukovič, M. Borovský, M. Lach and D.T. Hristopulos

Spin-Glass-Like Ordering in a Frustrated J(1)-J(2) Ising Antiferromagnet on a Honeycomb Lattice

   Acta Physica Polonica A 137 619 (2020)
   M. Žukovič, M. Borovský, A. Bobák, T. Balcerzak and K. Szałowski

Phase Diagram of a Generalized XY Model with Geometrical Frustration

   Acta Physica Polonica A 137 613 (2020)
   M. Lach
and M. Žukovič

Emergence of a Skyrmion Phase in a Frustrated Heisenberg Antiferromagnet with Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya Interaction

   Acta Physica Polonica A 137 616 (2020)
   M. Mohylna
and M. Žukovič

Magnetocaloric Properties of an Ising Antiferromagnet on a Kagome Lattice

   Acta Physica Polonica A 137 622 (2020)
   M. Semjan
and M. Žukovič

Magnetism of the Diluted Ising Antiferromagnet in a Magnetic Field on the Kagome Lattice: Single-Spin Cluster Approximation

   Acta Physica Polonica A 137 628 (2020)
   A. Bobák, T. Lučivjanský
and M. Žukovič

Efficient and Scalable Approach to Equilibrium Conditional Simulation of Gibbs Markov Random Fields
   EPJ Web of Conferences 226 02023 (2020)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Global Thermodynamic Properties of Complex Spin Systems Calculated from Density of States and Indirectly by Thermodynamic Integration Method
   EPJ Web of Conferences 226 02019 (2020)
   M. Semjan and M. Žukovič

Numerical Precision Effects on GPU Simulation of Massive Spatial Data, Based on the Modified Planar Rotator Model
   EPJ Web of Conferences 226 02015 (2020)
   M. Lach, M. Borovský and M. Žukovič

XY model with antinematic interaction (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 99 (6) 62112
(2019)
   M. Žukovič

Magnetocaloric properties of frustrated tetrahedra-based spin nanoclusters (preprint pdf)
   Physics Letters A 383 (21)
2525 (2019)
   M. Mohylna and M. Žukovič

An investigation of the J1–J2–J3 transverse Ising antiferromagnet on the honeycomb lattice with frustration
   Physica A 518
13 (2019)
   A. Bobák, E. Jur
čišinová, M. Jurčišin and M. Žukovič, T. Balcerzak

Gibbs Markov random fields with continuous values based on the modified planar rotator model (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 98 062135
(2018)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Multiple phase transitions in the XY model with nematic-like couplings (preprint pdf)
   Physics Letters A 382 (37)
2618 (2018)
   M. Žukovič

Phase diagram of the J1- J2 frustrated anisotropic antiferromagnet with spin S = 1 on the quadratic lattice (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 98 (2) 0
22123 (2018)

   T. Balcerzak, K. Szalowski, A. Bobák, M. Žukovič

Magnetic quasi-long-range ordering in nematic systems due to competition between higher-order couplings (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 97 052101
(2018)
   M. Žukovič and G. Kalagov

Frustrated spin-1/2 Ising antiferromagnet on a square lattice in a transverse field
   Physical Review E 97
022124 (2018)
   A. Bobák, E. Jur
čišinová, M. Jurčišin and M. Žukovič

 Thermodynamic and critical properties of an antiferromagnetically stacked triangular Ising antiferromagnet in a field (preprint pdf)
   Physics Letters A 382 (19)
1305 (2018)
   M. Žukovič, M. Borovský and A. Bobák

Understanding of exchange bias in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic bilayers
   Chapter in book: Exchange Bias: From Thin Film to Nanogranular and Bulk Systems,
Ed.: S.K. Sharma, CRC Press, 2018.
   M. Pankratova, A.S. Kovalev and M. Žukovič

Magnetization process and magnetocaloric effect in geometrically frustrated Ising antiferromagnet and spin ice models on a ‘Star of David’ nanocluster (preprint pdf)

   Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 451 311 (2018)
   M. Žukovič and M. Semjan

XY model with higher-order exchange (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 96 (2)
022158 (2017)
   M. Žukovič and G. Kalagov

Ordering phenomena in a heterostructure of frustrated and unfrustrated triangular-lattice Ising layers (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 96 (1)
012145 (2017)
   M. Žukovič, Y. Tomita and Y. Kamiya

First-order transition in XY model with higher-order interactions (preprint pdf)
   Journal of Physics: Conference Series 936 012016 (2017)
   M. Žukovič

Theoretical Study of the Frustrated Ising Antiferromagnet on the Honeycomb Lattice

   Acta Physica Polonica A 131 636 (2017)
  
A. Bobák, T. Lučivjanský, M. Žukovič, M. Borovský and T. Balcerzak

Magnetization Curves of Geometrically Frustrated Exchange-Biased FM/AFM Bilayers

   Acta Physica Polonica A 131 642 (2017)
  
M. Pankratová and M. Žukovič

Exact Diagonalization Study of an Extended Hubbard Model for a Cubic Cluster at Quarter Filling

   Acta Physica Polonica A 131 1012 (2017)
  
K. Szalowski, T. Balcerzak, M. Jaščur, A. Bobák and M. Žukovič

Enhanced Magnetocaloric Effect due to Selective Dilution in a Triangular Ising Antiferromagnet

   Acta Physica Polonica A 131 645 (2017)
  
M. Borovský and M. Žukovič

Frustrated ground states of a generalized XY model and their mapping to nonmagnetic structural analogs (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review B 94 (1)
014438 (2016)
   M. Žukovič

 Tricritical behaviour of the frustrated Ising antiferromagnet on the honeycomb lattice (preprint pdf)
   Physics Letters A 380 (34)
2693 (2016)
   A. Bobák, T. Lučivjanský, M. Žukovič, M. Borovský, T. Balcerzak

Critical behavior of a triangular lattice Ising AF/FM bilayer (preprint pdf)
   Physics Letters A 380 (9-10)
1087 (2016)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

GPU-Accelerated Population Annealing Algorithm: Frustrated Ising Antiferromagnet on the Stacked Triangular Lattice
   EPJ Web of Conferences 108 02016 (2016)
  
M. Borovský, M. Weigel, L.Yu. Barash and M. Žukovič

Short-range correlations in modified planar rotator model (preprint pdf)
   Journal of Physics: Conference Series 633 012105 (2015)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Frustrated mixed spin-1/2 and spin-1 Ising ferrimagnets on a triangular lattice (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 91 (5)
052138 (2015)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Mixed spin-1/2 and spin-1 Ising ferromagnets on a triangular lattice (preprint pdf)

   Physica A 436 509 (2015)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Phase transitions in a frustrated Ising antiferromagnet on a square lattice (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 91 (3) 032145 (2015)

   A. Bobák, T. Lučivjanský, M. Borovský and M. Žukovič

Thermodynamic and magnetocaloric properties of geometrically frustrated Ising nanoclusters (preprint pdf)

   Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 374 22 (2015)
   M. Žukovič

Incommensurate Short-Range Order in S = 1 Triangular Lattice Ising Antiferromagnet (preprint pdf)

   J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 83 083001 (2014)
   Y. Tomita and M. Žukovič

Thermodynamic description of the Ising antiferromagnet on a triangular lattice with selective dilution by a modified pair-approximation method (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 89 (6)
062140 (2014)

   T. Balcerzak, K. Szalowski, M. Jaščur, M. Žukovič, A. Bobák and M. Borovský

Entropy of spin clusters with frustrated geometry (preprint pdf)

   Physics Letters A 378 1773 (2014)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Magnetocaloric properties of a frustrated Blume-Capel antiferromagnet

   EPJ Web of Conferences 75 09005 (2014)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Monte Carlo Study of a Spin-3/2 Blume-Emery-Griffiths Model on a Honeycomb Lattice

   Acta Physica Polonica A 126 36 (2014)
   M. Žukovič and M. Jaščur

Low-Temperature Properties of Ising Antiferromagnet on a Stacked Triangular Lattice

   Acta Physica Polonica A 126 40 (2014)
   M. Žukovič, L. Mižišin and A. Bobák

Magnetization and Susceptibility of a Diluted Triangular Ising Antiferromagnet in a Field

   Acta Physica Polonica A 126 16 (2014)
   M. Borovský, M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Domain Dynamics in Nonequilibrium Random-Field Ising Models

   Acta Physica Polonica A 126 38 (2014)
   S. Hrivňak
and M. Žukovič

Phase boundaries of a spin-3/2 Blume-Emery-Griffiths model on a honeycomb lattice (preprint pdf)

   Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 354 272 (2014)
   M. Žukovič and M. Jaščur

A directional gradient-curvature method for gap filling of gridded environmental spatial data with potentially anisotropic correlations (preprint pdf)
   Atmospheric Environment 77 901 (2013)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Residual entropy of spin-s triangular Ising antiferromagnet (preprint pdf)

   European Physical Journal B 86 (6) 283 (2013)
   M. Žukovič

Critical properties of a spin-1 triangular lattice Ising antiferromagnet (preprint pdf)
  
Journal of the Korean Physical Society 62 (10) 1495 (2013)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Reconstruction of missing data in remote sensing images using conditional stochastic optimization with global geometric constraints
   Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 27 (4) 785 (2013)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Phase transitions in a triangular Blume-Capel antiferromagnet (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 87 (3)
032121 (2013)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Critical and tricritical behavior of a selectively diluted triangular Ising antiferromagnet in a field (preprint pdf)

   Physica A 392 (1) 157 (2013)
   M. Borovský, M. Žukovič, and A. Bobák

Study of planar Ising ferromagnet on the triangular lattice with selective dilution (preprint pdf)
   Acta Physicae Superficierum Vol. XII 34 (2012)

   T. Balcerzak, K. Szalowski, M. Žukovič, M. Borovský, A. Bobák, and M. Jaščur

Ground states of the frustrated Blume-Emery-Griffiths model in a field (preprint pdf)
   Ph
ysics Letters A 376 (47-48) 3649 (2012)

   M. Žukovič

Dynamics of episodic transient correlations in currency exchange rate returns and their predictability (preprint pdf)
   Central European Journal of Physics 10 (3) 615 (2012)

   M. Žukovič

Low-temperature metastable states in a stacked triangular Ising antiferromagnet (preprint pdf)
   Ph
ysics Letters A 376 (21) 1731 (2012)

   M. Žukovič, L. Mižišin, and A. Bobák

Effects of selective dilution on phase diagram and ground-state magnetizations of an Ising antiferromagnet on triangular and honeycomb lattices (preprint pdf)

   Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 324 (17) 2687 (2012)
   M. Žukovič, M. Borovský and A. Bobák

Relationships between correlation lengths and integral scales for covariance models with more than two parameters
   Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 25 (1) 11 (2011)
   D.T. Hristopulos and M. Žukovič

Phase transition and compensation temperature in the mixed spin-1 and spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg ferrimagnet
   Physica A 390 (11) 1953 (2011)
   A. Bobák, J. Dely and M. Žukovič

Magnetic properties of the mixed spin-3/2 and spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg model
  
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 323 (6) 813 (2011)
   A. Bobák, Z. Fecková and M. Žukovič

Ordering in Triangular Lattice Ising Antiferromagnet Due to Dilution and Magnetic Field
   Acta Physica Polonica A 118 (5) 740 (2010)
   M. Žukovič, M. Borovský and A. Bobák

Phase diagram of a mixed spin-1 and spin-3/2 Ising ferrimagnet (preprint pdf)
   Physica A 389 (23) 5402 (2010)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Phase Diagram of a Diluted Triangular Lattice Ising Antiferromagnet in a Field (preprint pdf)
   Ph
ysics Letters A 374 (41) 4260 (2010)

   M. Žukovič, M. Borovský and A. Bobák

Critical and compensation phenomena in a mixed-spin ternary alloy: a Monte Carlo study (preprint pdf)
   Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 322 (19) 2868 (2010)
   M. Žukovič and A. Bobák

Critical temperature of a mixed ferro-ferrimagnetic ternary alloy
   Journal of Physics: Conference Series 200 (2) 022005 (2010)
   J. Dely, A. Bobák, M. Žukovič

Classification of missing values in spatial data using spin models (preprint pdf)
   Physical Review E 80 (1) 011116 (2009)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Compensation temperatures and magnetic susceptibility of a mixed ferro-ferrimagnetic ternary alloy
   Physics Letters A 373 (35) 3197 (2009)
   J. Dely, A. Bobák, M. Žukovič

The Method of Normalized Correlations - A Fast Parameter Estimation Method for Random Processes and Isotropic Random Fields with Short-Range Dependence
   Technometrics 51 (2) 173 (2009)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Multilevel Discretized Random Field Models with ``Spin'' Correlations for the Simulation of Environmental Spatial Data (preprint pdf)
   Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment P02023 (2009)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Environmental Time Series Interpolation Based on Spartan Random Processes (preprint pdf)
   Atmospheric Environment 42 7669 (2008)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos

Spartan Random Processes in Time Series Modeling (preprint pdf)
   Physica A 387 (15) 3995 (2008)
   M. Žukovič and D.T. Hristopulos