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Materials for Nanosystems and Biointerfaces Research Group

The Materials for Nanosystems and Biointerfaces (MNB) group focuses on the preparation, characterization, and functionalization of carbon materials. Within the group of carbon materials the main focus is on different forms of diamond: nanocrystalline (NCD) and microcrystalline (MCD) diamond layers, nanodiamond particles (NDP) and monocrystalline diamonds (SCD). These diamond materials can be prepared in pure form or doped (e.g. Boron, Phosphorous and Nitrogen). Other carbon materials studied are graphene based layers.

Head of Group

Vincent Mortet
+420 266 052 544

Diamond layers can be prepared using Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour (MW PECVD) deposition systems. Using the same apparatus surface functionalization (hydrogen or oxygen plasmas) of diamond surfaces can be achieved.

Sample characterization is carried out within the MNB group or in cooperation with other institutions. Typical techniques employed are: atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), ellipsometry, neutron depth profiling (NDP), electrical transport measurements, Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy and X-Ray diffraction.



Department of Functional Materials

Institute of Physics of the CAS

Na Slovance 2, 182 21, Prague, Czech Republic



Tel: +420 266 052 613

Fax: +420 286 890 527


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