Erasmus study

FTPV1: Plasma Surface Technologies 1 (3 Cred.) Winter semester
Coating technologies and surface modification techniques. Deposition processes PVD and CVD. Classical technologies of nitriding, cementation and boronizing. Plasma nitriding. Processes of evaporation and sputtering of coatings. Processes of ion plating. Interactions of ions with solid surfaces. Structural growth models of thin films. Properties of thin films. Nitride coatings. Technology of PECVD. Deposition processes and their reproducibility. 

FTPV2: Plasma Surface Technologies 2 (3 Cred.) Summer semester
Plasma spraying and its applications. Plasma polymerization processes. Characteristics and applications of polymer materials. Coating technologies for the preparation of biocompatible and intelligent materials. Low-temperature atmospheric discharges and their applications. Electrical discharges in a liquid environment. Applications of plasma discharges in ecology.

FPL1: Solid State Physics 1 (5 Cred.) Winter semester
Crystal structure, RTG diffraction. chemical bond and bonds in solids, oscillations of crystal lattice, thermal properties of solids,electrons in solid state, band theory, semiclassical dynamics, semiconductors, magnetical properties of solids, superconductivity.

FPL2: Solid State Physics 2 (6 Cred.) Winter semester
Crystal structure. Bonding in solid materials. Description of bonds in material research - classical calculations. Electronic structure of solid materials. Description of electronic structures in material research - ab initio calculations. Mechanical properties. Optical properties (refractive index, extinction coefficient, dispersion relations, ellipsometry, spectrophotometry, colorimetry). Other functional properties and related physical phenomena (especially photoinduced phenomena, thermochromic and thermoelectric effect, transparent conductive oxides, semiconductors, solar cells, carbon nanostructures). Solid state thermodynamics, solid solutions. Amorphous materials.

MPPL: Modelling of Plasma and of Solid State (4 Cred.) Summer semester
(i) Classical molecular dynamics, overview of empirical potentials. Ab-initio calculations: selected facts from solid state physics, older methods than the density functional theory (DFT). Physical description of DFT. Practical aspects of using DFT. Modelling of the thin film growth. Modelling of crystals - thermodynamics of solid solutions, mechanical properties. Modelling of amorphous materials - liquid quench algorithm, Wannier functions, bonding statistics. Calculations of electronic structures and related quantities. (ii) Basic equations of plasma physics and their numerical solution: Global model of plasmas -interaction of plasma particles, collision cross sections, boundary conditions; Fluid models - drift-diffusion approximation, collisional frequencies, electrostatic field; Particle-based simulations - Monte Carlo method, Particle-In-Cell Monte Carlo method.

DP1/DP2: Thesis Tutorial 1/2 (6/12 Cred.) Winter/summer semester
Project within the scope of modern program-oriented study programs. The students will finish the master degree project. The emphasis is on independent work of the student. Presenting of the results in both written (master thesis) and oral (defending of the master thesis) form.

Department coordinator: Mgr. Andrea Dagmar Pajdarová, Ph.D.