Department of Functional Materials
was established as a new research department within the Condensed Matter Division of the Institute of Physics of the ASCR in January 2009. It brought together researchers working in the field of functional engineering materials and nanostructured diamond thin films.
Since 2009 the Department has evolved significantly. 2 new research groups active in biophysics and magnetic nanosystem areas were created but left the Department before 2017. A new research group originating from the past Department of Metals focussing structural materials joined the Department in 2017. Currently, the Department includes 4 research groups and a scanning electron microscopy laboratory.
The department researches build upon the idea of active or passive functionality imprinted to the materials on the structural level.
Current research focusses:
Research in the Department has always been closely linked to engineering applications.
P. Lejček, M. Šob, V. Paidar: Interfacial segregation and grain boundary embrittlement: An overview and critical assessment of experimental data and calculated results. Progress in Materials Science 87 (2017) 83–139.
Localized deformation of NiTi by 3D-XRD: P. Sedmák, J. Pilch, L.Heller, J. Kopeček, J. Wright, P. Sedlák, M. Frost, P. Šittner, Grain-resolved analysis of localized deformation in nickel-titanium wire under tensile load, Science 353, 559-562 (2016) FREE link, See also Special Topics
Nanodiamonds for sensing and imaging in biology: V.Petráková et al, Imaging of transfection and intracellular release of intact, non-labeled DNA using fluorescent nanodiamonds, Nanoscale, 8, 12002-12012 (2016); J.Havlík, M.Gulka,V.Petráková, M. Krečmarová et al , Benchtop Fluorination of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds on a Preparative Scale: Toward Unusually Hydrophilic Bright Particles, Advanced functional Materials, 26 4134-4143 (2016); V.Petráková et al,Charge-sensitive fluorescent nanosensors created from nanodiamonds , Nanoscale 7 , 12307 – 12311(2015), V.Petráková et al Boosting nanodiamond fluorescence: towards development of brighter probes, Nanoscale 2013 Apr;5(8):3208-11;
Functional textiles with NiTi shape memory alloy filaments: L. Heller, NiTi textile technology; J Seibold, E Müller, K Volenec, P Sittner, L Heller, J Pilch Medical Device (2016) US 09216100; J. Pilch, P.Sittner, Method of heat treatment .. US20120018413 A1; J. Hanuš, A. Richter, P. Rydlo, L. Heller Pressure and/or force sensor (2015): Patent No. 304873
Diamond layer protecting zirconium cladding in nuclear reactors: P. Ashcheulov, R. Škoda, J. Škarohlíd, A. Taylor, F. Fendrych, I.Kratochvílová, Layer Protecting the Surface of Zirconium Used in Nuclear Reactors Recent Pat. Nanotechnology 10, 59 - 65(2016) See also related patent
Download ESRF Highlights 2016 3D-XRD report on page 65
Invitation to Department seminar on February 22, AM 9-11, Main lecture hall Na Slovance
Since December 1, 2016 the Department hosts Technical Support Unit of the Condensed Matter Divisi
Since December 1, 2016 the department has a new research group Materials with Controlled Microstructu
Congratulation to Petr Ashcheulov who was awarded by a 2 years project supporting international collaboration of postdocs.
Thursday September 22, 2016 10.00 Main lecture room Slovanka
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