About department

Field of scientific interest

The primary interest of the Department of Ceramics has been devoted to understanding the relations between microstructure and mechanical properties of oxide/non-oxide ceramic (nano-)composites and ceramic/metal (nano-)composites. Microstructural design of new types of composites (ceramic composites with high thermal and/or electrical conductivity, luminescent materials, corrosion and oxidation resistant materials, etc.) is a primary area of the department research. Ceramic materials combining the excellent mechanical properties along with the functional ones are in the centre of interest. The additional functional properties are designed by the grain boundary engineering using polymer derived precursors and/or by in situ modifications of the microstructures. This part of the research covers also the theoretical ab-initio approaches of engineering/functional properties design and explanation. Nevertheless, one branch of the research is oriented towards design of new types of refractories containing the non-oxide ceramic phases. This part of research is tightly bounded to the collaboration with the industry.

 

  • Head of department: doc. Ing. Miroslav Hnatko, PhD.

 

Selected Publications

LÁZÁR, Marián – HNATKO, Miroslav – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – ČARNOGURSKÁ, M. – BRESTOVIČ, Tomáš. Upgrading the glassy slag from waste disposal by thermal plasma treatment. In Waste Management, 2018, vol. 78, p. 173-182.

SINGH, Meinam Annebushan – SARMA, Deba Kumar – HANZEL, Ondrej – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Surface characteristics enhancement of MWCNT alumina composites using multi-pass WEDM process. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2018, vol. 38, no. 11, p. 4035-4042.

YADAV, S. – KUŘITKA, Ivo – HAVLICA, Jaromír – HNATKO, Miroslav – CIGÁŇ, Alexander – MASILKO, J. – KALINA, L. – HAJDÚCHOVÁ, M. – RUSNÁK, Jaroslav – ENEV, V. Structural, magnetic, elastic, dielectric and electrical properties of hot-pressed sintered Co1-xZnxFe2O4 (x = 0.0, 0.5) spinel ferrite nanoparticles. In Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2018, vol. 447, p. 48-57.

BERTOLLA, Luca – DLOUHÝ, Ivo – TATARKO, Peter – VIANI, Alberto – MAHAJAN, Amit – CHLUP, Zdeněk – REECE, Michael J. – BOCCACCINI, Aldo. Pressureless spark plasma-sintered Bioglass® 45S5 with enhanced mechanical properties and stress-induced new phase formation. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, vol. 37, no. 7, p. 2727-2736.

FIDES, Martin – HVIZDOŠ, Pavol – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – KOVALČÍKOVÁ, Alexandra – SEDLÁK, Richard – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – DŽUNDA, Róbert. Microstructure, fracture, electrical properties and machinability of SiC-TiNbC composites. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, vol. 37, p. 4315-4322.

FIDES, Martin – KOVALČÍKOVÁ, Alexandra – HVIZDOŠ, Pavol – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – DŽUNDA, Róbert – BALKO, Ján – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav. Mechanical and tribological properties of electrically conductive SiC based cermets. In International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 2017, vol. 65, p. 76-82.

HANZEL, Ondrej – SEDLÁK, Richard – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – BIZOVSKÁ, Valéria – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – GIRMAN, Vladimír – KOVALČÍKOVÁ, Alexandra – DUSZA, Ján – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Anisotropy of functional properties of SiC composites with GNPs, GO and in-situ formed graphene. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, vol. 37, p. 3731-3739.

MIKULA, Marian – SANGIOVANNI, D. G. – PLAŠIENKA, D. – ROCH, T. – ČAPLOVIČOVÁ, M. – TRUCHLÝ, M. – SATRAPINSKYY, L. – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – TONHAUZEROVÁ, D. – VLČKOVÁ, D. – KÚŠ, P. Thermally induced age hardening in tough Ta-Al-N coatings via spinodal decomposition. In Journal of Applied Physics, 2017, vol. 121, iss. 15, s. 155304-1 – 155304-7.

PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – BALKO, Ján – ŠVANČÁREK, P. – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – DUSZA, Ján – LOFAJ, František – GALUSEK, D. Mechanical properties and sliding wear behaviour of Al2O3-SiC nanocomposites with 3-20 vol% SiC. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, vol. 37, p. 4297-4306.

SEDLÁK, Richard – KOVALČÍKOVÁ, Alexandra – MÚDRA, Erika – RUTKOWSKI, Pawel – DUBIEL, Aleksandra – GIRMAN, Vladimír – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – DUSZA, Ján. Boron carbide/graphene platelet ceramics with improved fracture toughness and electrical conductivity. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, vol. 37, p. 3773-3780.

SINGH, Meinam Annebushan – SARMA, Deba Kumar – HANZEL, Ondrej – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Machinability analysis of multi walled carbon nanotubes filled alumina composites in wire electrical discharge machining process. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, vol. 37, no. 9, p. 3107-3114.

SUESS, Manuela – WILHELMI, Christian – SALVO, Milena – CASALEGNO, Valentina – TATARKO, Peter – FUNKE, Matthias. Effect of pulsed laser irradiation on the SiC surface. In International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2017, vol. 14, no. 3, p. 313-322.

TATARKO, Peter – GRASSO, Salvatore – SAUNDERS, Theo G. – FERRARIS, Monica – REECE, Michael J. Flash joining of CVD-SiC coated Cf/SiC composites with a Ti interlayer. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, vol. 37, no. 13, p. 3841-3848.

International and National Projects

EXTREMECER – Ceramic materials for extreme operating conditions
(Keramické materiály pre použitie v extrémnych podmienkach)
Programme: APVV-15-0469
Project coordinator: Institute of Materials Research of SAS
Principal investigator IIC: prof. RNDr. P. Šajgalík, DrSc.
Duration: 07/2016-06/2020
SERAMAT – Assessment of secondary raw materials for the preparation of materials used in extreme conditions
(Zhodnotenie druhotných surovín pre materiály s využitím v extrémnych podmienkach)
Programme: APVV-15-0540
Principal investigator IIC: doc. Ing. M. Hnatko, PhD.
Duration: 07/2016-06/2020
LUMON – Transparent luminescent oxynitrides
(Transparentné luminescentné oxinitridy)
Programme: SASPRO 1329/03/03 mobility scheme “Incoming”
Principal investigator IIC: prof. RNDr. P. Šajgalík, DrSc.
Duration: 01/2016-12/2018
Silicon oxynitride-based photoluminescent ceramic materials
(Fotoluminescenčné keramické materiály na báze oxynitridov kremíka)
Programme: APVV-14-0385
Principal investigator IIC: doc. Ing. Zoltán Lenčéš, PhD.
Partners: Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS, Institute of Material Research SAS
Duration: 07/2015-06/2019
Graphene-ceramic composites for tribological application in aqueous environments
(Kompozity keramika-grafénové platničky pre využitie v tribologických systémoch pracujúcich vo vodnom prostredí)
Programme ERANET GRACE
Project coordinator
Principal investigator IIC prof. RNDr. P. Šajgalík, DrSc.
Duration: 09/2014-08/2017
Improvement of functional properties of ceramic materials with the addition of carbon nano-tubes and graphene
(Zlepšenie funkčných vlastností keramických materiálov prídavkom uhlíkových nanorúrok a grafénu)
Programme: VEGA 2/0065/14
Principal investigator IIC: doc. Ing. Miroslav Hnatko, PhD.
Duration: 01/2014-12/2017
New generation biomimetic and customized implants for bone engineering
(Nová generácia biomimetických implantátov pre náhradu kostí)
Programme: MPNS COST Action MP1301
Principal investigator IIC: prof. RNDr. Šajgalík Pavol DrSc.
Project coordinator: Belgium Ceramic Research Centre Mons
Duration: 02/2014-10/2017
Ternary silicon nitride and oxynitride-based phosphors
(Svetlo emitujúce luminofóry na báze ternárnych nitridov a oxynitridov kremíka)
Programme: VEGA 2/0112/14
Principal investigator IIC: doc. Ing. Zoltán Lenčéš, PhD.
Duration: 01/2014-12/2017
Development of SiC based conductive ceramics
(Vývoj vodivej keramiky na báze SiC)
Programme: APVV-0108-12 ConCer
Project coordinator: Institute of Material Research
Principal investigator IIC: prof. RNDr. P. Šajgalík, DrSc.
Duration: 10/2013-09/2017

 

Cooperation

  • Universität Karlsruhe, Institut für Keramik im Maschinenbau, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachgebiet Disperse Feststoffe, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Institute for Ceramic Technology, ISTEC, Faenza, Italy
  • University of Trento, Materials Science Department, Trento, Italy
  • National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan
  • University of Leeds, Materials Science Department, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Austrian Research Center, Materials Science Division, Seibersdorf, Austria