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Department of Functional Materials

belongs to the Condensed Matter Division of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

The department consists of 3 research groups FMC, MNB and MCMscanning electron microscopy laboratory and mechanical workshop.

Research within the department focusses on  active or passive functionality imprinted to the solid state materials on the structural level, in particular:

Head of Department

Name Surname Phone Email
Petr Šittner +420 266 052 657 sittner@fzu.cz

Deputy Head of Department

Name Surname Phone Email
Luděk Heller +420 266 053 351 heller@fzu.cz
Pavel Lejček +420 266 052 167 lejcekp@fzu.cz

Secretary

Name Surname Phone Email
Marcela Boháčková +420 266 052 613 bohacekm@fzu.cz

Recent Key Results

Long superelastic plateaus in NiTi: Y. Chen, O. Tyc, L. Kadeřávek, O. Molnárová, L. Heller, P. Šittner, Temperature and microstructure dependence of localized tensile deformation of superelastic NiTi wires, Materials & Design 174 (2019) 107797  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2019.107797
Modeling grain boundary segregation : P. Lejček and S. Hofmann, Modeling grain boundary segregation by prediction of all the necessary parameters, Acta Materialia 170 (2019)  253-267, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2019.03.037  253-267  

Experiments and theory focusing unrecoverable cubic to monoclinic martensitic transformation in NiTi at high temperatures:  L. Heller, P.Šittner, P.Sedlák, H.Seiner, O.Tyc, L.Kadeřávek, P.Sedmák, M.Vronka Beyond the strain recoverability of martensitic transformation in NiTi  International Journal of Plasticity 116, (2019),232-264, Free link,  DOI :https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijplas.2019.01.007

Corrosion-Resistant Anode made Using Nanocrystalline Boron-Doped Diamond:  Petr Ashcheulov, Andrew TaylorVincent Mortet, Aleš Poruba, Florian Le Formal,Hana Krýsová, Mariana Klementová, Pavel Hubík, Jaromír Kopeček, Jan Lorinčík, Jun-Ho Yum, Irena Kratochvílová, Ladislav Kavan, and Kevin Sivula Nanocrystalline Boron-Doped Diamond as a Corrosion-Resistant
Anode for Water Oxidation via Si Photoelectrodes
, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08714 

Nucleation energy landscape of diamond during chemical vapor deposition:  Matthew A. Gebbie, Hitoshi Ishiwata, Patrick J. McQuade, Vaclav PetrakAndrew Taylor, Christopher Freiwald, Jeremy E. Dahl, Robert M. K. Carlson, Andrey A. Fokin, Peter R. Schreiner, Zhi-Xun Shen, Milos Nesladek, and Nicholas A. Melosh, Experimental measurement of the diamond nucleation landscape reveals classical and nonclassical features PNAS, August 1 2018,  https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1803654115 , FZU web info,   Press release 

Address

Department of Functional Materials

Institute of Physics of the CAS

Na Slovance 2, 182 21, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Contacts

Tel: +420 266 052 613

Fax: +420 286 890 527

email: ofm@fzu.cz

Administration

News

On September 21, 2018 Orsolya Molnarova succesfully defended her

Special Issue of the journal  Materials, an open access journal by MDPI (Impac

Diamond and Diamond-Like Carbon: Next-Generation Electrodes for Electroanalysis

Maruska Krecmarova completed her PhD in July 2018, congratulations and best wishes.

On January 30, Eduardo Alarcon defended his Czech-French PhD thesis in Brest, France , congratulations.

NiTi20Hf shape memory alloy was used in the actuation system for the rotating wingtips in the test flight series of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing proj

On January 16 2018, Pavel Sedmak completed his PhD at FJFI CVUT.. Congratulations

Seminar of the Department of Functional Materials

 

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