K3-en / Lesar



Dr. ANTONIJA LESAR, Senior research associate ( Slovensko )



Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry
Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


+386 1 4773 218


+386 1 4773 822


antonija.lesar at ijs.si


  • B. Sc. in chemistry, 1977 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • M. Sc. in chemistry, 1991 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Ph. D. in chemistry, 1993 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Employment and position

  • 1978 - at Jozef Stefan Institute

  • 2003 - senior research associate

Scientific interest

  • kinetic isotope effects in homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions

  • elementary processes of surface and gas-phase reactions

  • interaction of small atoms and molecules with single-crystal surfaces

  • molecular and electronic structure of anorganic and organic compuonds

  • theromodynamic properties of molecules and reactions

Current research interest

  • photodissociation

  • first principles calculations of ground and electronic excited states

  • mechanism of reactions of atmospheric significance


  • 1994, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (Hokkaido University, Catalysis Research Center, Sapporo, Japan)

Personal bibliograhy

  • Personal bibliography can be obtained from Cobiss.si; click here and wait a bit.

Selected publications

  1. A. Lesar, A. Popovic, J. Marsel Mass spectrometric investigations of NiTe2O5 and Ni2Te3O8 at high temperatures, J. Less Comm. Metals 143 (1988) 151-157.

  2. A. Lesar, M. Senegacnik, 15N and 18O kinetic isotope effects in the thermal decomposition of N2O catalyzed by bromine, J. Chem. Phys. 99 (1993) 187-195.

  3. A. Lesar, T. Yamanaka, Y. Ohno, T. Matsushima, Preferential occurence of carbon monoxide oxidation on two reaction sites on platinum (113), Chem. Phys. Lett. 234 (1995) 330-336.

  4. A. Kokalj, A. Lesar, M. Hodošcek, Interaction of oxygen with the Pt(111) surface: a cluster model study, Chem. Phys. Lett. 268 (1997) 43-49.

  5. A. Lesar, G. Muri, M. Hodošcek, Ab initio studies on the structures and assesment of the onization and bond energies of rare earth fluorides LnFn (Ln= Er, Tm: n=1,2,3) and their positive ions, J. Phys. Chem. A 102 (1998) 1170-1176.

  6. A. Lesar, M. Hodošcek, Ab initio molecular orbital and density functional characterization of the potential energy surface of the N2O + Br reaction, J. Chem. Phys. 109 (1998) 9410-9416.

  7. Z. B. Maksic, B. Kovacevic, A. Lesar, Protonation Of archetypal aromatic and anti antiaromatic systems - G2 studies of benzene and cyclobutadiene, Chem. Phys. 253 (2000) 59-71.

  8. A. Lesar, S. Prebil, M. Hodošcek, Enthalpy of the gas-phase CO2 + Mg reaction from ab initio total energies, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 42 (2002) 853-857.

  9. A. Lesar, M. Schnell, M. Mühlhäuser, S. D. Peyerimhoff Ab initio investigation of the photofragmentation of bromomethanol, Chem. Phys. Lett. 366 (2002) 350-356.

  10. A. Lesar, S. Prebil, M. Hodošcek, Ab initio characterization of ClNO3 isomers, J. Phys. Chem. A 107 (2003) 9168-9174.

  11. A. Lesar, M. Hodošcek, M. Mühlhäuser, S. D. Peyerimhoff, Ab initio MRD-Cl study on the low-lying excited states of ClNO2 , Chem. Phys. Lett. 383 (2004) 84-88.

  12. A. Lesar, S. Kovacic, M. Hodošcek, M. Mühlhäuser, S. D. Peyerimhoff, Ab initio MRD-Cl study on the electronic spectrum of BrNO2 and photofragmentation, J. Phys. Chem. A 108 (2004) 9469-9474.

  13. A. Lesar, S. Kovacic, M. Hodošcek, M. G. Stadler, M. Mühlhäuser, S. D. Peyerimhoff, Low-lying exiceted states and photodissociation studies of cis-BrONO, Mol. Phys. 103 (2005) 2375-2380.

  14. A. Lesar, S. Kovacic, M. Hodošcek, M. Mühlhäuser, S. D. Peyerimhoff, Electronic spectrum and photodissociation of ClONO in comparision to BrONO, J. Phys. Chem. A 109 (2005) 10357-10362.