Magdalena Biernacka
Dr. Magdalena Biernacka
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

ORCid: 0000-0001-6283-0550

Im Neuenheimer Feld 348
Room 136
69120 Heidelberg

Tel: +49 6221 54 4598
Contact hours: by appointment

Dr. Magdalena Biernacka

Research interests
  • Luminescence properties of sodium chloride and halite minerals in dating and dosimetry (application, methodology, modelling, equipment development)
  • Investigation of kinetic parameters of the trap states in quartz for potential application in thermochronometry
  • Geochronology with focus on luminescence dating
Regional focus
  • Poland, Germany
Ongoing projects
  • Since 01/04/2023 – Marie Skłodowska - Curie Action, “The last formation: dating recrystallisation events of evaporites using lyoluminescence”, Institute of Geography, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg Germany
Finished projects
  • 01/01/2019 – 28/02/2023 – National Science Centre, Poland, “Deep trap states in quartz - potential for application in thermochronometry”, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  • 2015-2018 – PI, National Science Centre, Poland, „Study of persistent luminescence and model of dosimetric response of halite crystals (rock salt) from Polish mines”, Institute of Physics, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
  • Since 01/04/2023 – Marie Skłodowska - Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Institute of Geography, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg Germany
  • 01/03/2023 – 30/09/2025 – Adjunct, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  • 01/01/2019 – 28/02/2023 – Adjunct, Postdoctoral position financed by the grant of the National Science Centre, Poland, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  • 01/03/2019 – 31/12/2019 – Adjunct, Institute of Physics, Jan Długosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
  • 30/01/2009 – 28/02/2019 – Teaching assistant, Institute of Physics, Jan Długosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
  • 2018: Dissertation (Ph.D. in physics) supervisor: Prof Arkadiusz Mandowski, Jan Długosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
  • 2009: Master's degree in science, technology, for research purposes specialization: physics and nanomaterials, Université du Mans, Le Mans, France
  • 2008: Master's degree in physics, specialization: teaching physics, Jan Długosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
  • 2006: Bachelor's degree in medical physics, Jan Długosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
  • Biernacka, M., Timar-Gabor A., Kabacińska, Z., Palczewski, P., Chruścińska, A. 2022. Trap parameters for the fast OSL signal component obtained through analytical separation for various quartz samples. Materials, 15(23), 8682 doi.org/10.3390/ma15238682
  • Biernacka, M., Chruścińska, A., Palczewski, P. Derkowski, P. 2022. Determining the kinetic parameters of traps in quartz using the thermally modulated OSL method. Journal of Luminescence 252, 119289. doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2022.119289
  • Schmidt, C., Chruścińska, A., Fasoli, M., Biernacka, M., Kreutzer, S., Polymeris, G.S., Sanderson, D.C.W., Cresswell, A., Adamiec, G., Martini, M. 2022. A systematic multi-technique comparison of luminescence characteristics of two reference quartz samples. Journal of Luminescence 250, 119070. doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2022.119070
  • Pawlak, N. K., Chruścińska, A., Biernacka, M., Palczewski, P. 2022. Thermal stability assessment of OSL signal by measuring the OSL thermal depletion curves. Measurement 199, 111505. doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2022.111505
  • Chruścińska, A., Palczewski, P., Rerek, T., Biernacka, M., Lefrais, Y. 2021. Measurement of the paleodose in luminescence dating using the TM-OSL of quartz. Measurement 167, 108448. doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2020.108448
  • Majgier, R., Biernacka, M., Chruścińska, A. 2021. On the application of the various heating rate method to determine the activation energy of the dominant trap from a complex TL peak. Journal of Luminescence 231, 117776. doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2020.117776
  • Majgier, R., Biernacka, M., Mandowski, A. 2019. Properties of the model for radiation induced optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) in sodium and potassium chlorides. Radiation Measurements 127, 106142. doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2019.106142
  • Majgier, R., Biernacka, M., Palczewski, P., Mandowski, A., Polymeris, G.S. 2019. Investigation on thermally assisted optically stimulated luminescence (TA –OSL) signal in various sodium chloride sample, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 143, 98–106. doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2018.10.019
  • Biernacka, M., Majgier, R., Smyka, R., Maternicki, K., Liang, M., Mandowski, A. 2017. OSL properties of halite from Kłodawa salt mine, Radiation Measurements 106, 459-463. doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2017.01.016
  • Majgier, R., Biernacka, M., Smyka, R., Mandowski, A. 2017. Analysis of OSL decay characteristics for beta-irradiated potassium chloride (KCl), Radiation Measurements 106, 67-72. doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2017.05.006
  • Biernacka, M., Majgier, R., Maternicki, K., Liang, M., Mandowski, A., Peculiarities of optically stimulated luminescence in halite, Radiation Measurements 90, 247-251. doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2016.02.022
  • Majgier, R., Biernacka, M., Mandowski, A. 2016. Influence of thermal treatment on OSL regeneration in potassium chloride, Radiation Measurements 90, 242-246. doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2016.01.019
  • Mandowski, A., Biernacka, M. 2014. Anomalous regeneration of OSL in sodium chloride - Experiment and modeling, Radiation Measurements 71, 265-269. doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2014.02.007
  • Biernacka, M., Mandowski, A. 2013. Investigation of regeneration effect of blue line luminescence in NaCl using variable delay optically stimulated luminescence (VD-OSL), Radiation Measurements 56, 31-35. doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2013.03.021
  • Tsvirko, M., Mandowska, E., Biernacka, M., Tkaczyk, S., Mandowski, A. 2013. Luminescence properties of chitosan doped with europium complex, Journal of Luminescence 143, 128-131. doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2013.04.014
  • 01/11/2019 – 22/11/2019 – The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange – IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060 CNRS-Université Bordeaux Montaigne (today: Archéosciences Bordeaux, UMR 6034), France. Host: Dr Sebastian Kreutzer & Dr Norbert Mercier
  • 03/03/219 – 16/03/2019 – Investigations of the traps responsible for OSL fast component in quartz using TM-OSL method – Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, Host: Prof Alicja Chruścińska
  • Individual awards of the Rector of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa for outstanding achievements in professional work (2015, 2018)
  • Awards of the Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • 05/11/2007 – 07/03/2008 – student mobility – Socrates – Erasmus, studies in physics, Université du Mans, Le Mans, France
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