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.

 

International and National Projects

SIMBA – SODIUM-ION AND SODIUM METAL BATTERIES FOR EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE NEXT-GENERATION ENERGY STORAGE
Programme: Horizont 2020, Grant agreement ID: 963542
Principal investigator: Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
Principal investigator from IIC: doc. Ing. Lenčéš Zoltán PhD.
Partners: Sweden (Uppsala Universitet, Altris AB), UK (The University of Brimingham, The University of Warwick, Johnson Matthey PLC), Germany (Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), France (Commissariat à l´énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, SAFT, TES RECUPYL), Norway (IFE, Institutt for energiteknikk, ELKEM AS), Ukraine (YUNASKO UA), Netherlands (Uniresearch BV)
Duration: 01/2021-06/2024
Electromagnetic shielding properties of functionally graded layered SiC graphene and SiC-carbon nanotubes composites
Elektromagnetické tienenie funkčne gradientných vrstevnatých kompozitov na báze SiC s prídavkom grafénu a uhlíkových nanorúrok
Programme: VEGA 2/0007/21
Principal investigator from IIC: Ing. Ondrej Hanzel, PhD.
Duration: 01/2021-06/2024
Carbon-Silicon based composite anodes for Li-ion batteries
Anódy pre Li-iónové batérie na báze uhlík-kremíkových kompozitov
Programme: APVV-19-0461
Project coordinator CEMEA
Principal investigator from IIC: doc. Ing. Lenčéš Zoltán PhD.
Duration: 07/2020 – 06/2024
New high-entropy ceramics for advanced application
Nové vysoko-entropické keramické materiály pre pokročilé aplikácie
Programme: APVV-19-0497
Project coordinator Institute of Materials Research SAS
Principal investigator from IIC: prof. RNDr. Pavol Šajgalík, DrSc.
Duration: 07/2020 – 06/2024
BIOSURF – Development of the bioactive silicon nitride by surface modification
Vývoj bioaktívneho nitridu kremičitého modifikáciou povrchovej vrstvy
Programme: APVV-18-0542
Principal investigator from IIC: Mgr. Tatarková Monika PhD.
Duration: 06/2019-05/2022
CeramCom – New Generation Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites for Aerospace Industry
Programme: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017, Grant agreement: 798651
Principal investigator IIC: Ing. Tatarko Peter PhD.
Partner: Central R&T, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Taufkirchen, Germany
Duration: 06/2018-05/2020
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PyrMat – Development of refractory pyrochlore phases for high temperature applications of non-oxide ceramics
Vývoj žiaruvzdorných pyrochlórnych fáz pre vysokoteplotné aplikácie neoxidovej keramiky
Programme: APVV-17-0328
Partner: Institute of Materials Research SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Duration: 08/2018-06/2022
Preparation and characterization granuls/microspheres based on silicon nitride for bioapplications
Príprava a charakterizácia granúl / mikroguličiek na báze nitridu kremičitého pre bioaplikácie
Programme: VEGA 2/0152/18
Principal investigator IIC: doc. Ing. Hnatko Miroslav, PhD.
Duration: 01/2018-12/2021

 

Selected Publications

DUSZA, Ján – CSANÁDI, Tamás** – MEDVEĎ, Dávid – SEDLÁK, Richard – VOJTKO, Marek – IVOR, Michal – ÜNSAL, HakanTATARKO, PeterTATARKOVÁ, MonikaŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Nanoindentation and tribology of a (Hf-Ta-Zr-Nb-Ti)C high-entropy carbide. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, vol. 41, 5417-5426. (2020: 5.302 – IF, Q1 – JCR, CCC) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.05.002

HANZEL, Ondrej**LENČÉŠ, ZoltánTATARKO, Peter – SEDLÁK, Richard – DLOUHÝ, Ivo – DUSZA, Ján – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Preparation and properties of layered SiC-graphene composites for EDM. In Materials, 2021, vol. 14, 2916-1-2916-14. (2020: 3.623 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112916

KE, Daoyao – TATARKO, Peter – LUO, Nan – TAVERI, Gianmarco – KERMANI, Milad – WANG, Xiaoyi – HU, Chunfeng – GRASSO, Salvatore**. Cold joining of fused silica: Bonding pressure and surface roughness effects. In Materials Letters, 2021, vol. 282, art. no. 128836. (2020: 3.423 – IF, Q2 – JCR, 0.755 – SJR, Q1 – SJR, karentované – CCC). (2021 – Current Contents). ISSN 0167-577X. Dostupné na: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2020.128836

KITYK, A.** – PROTSENKO, V. – DANILOV, F.I. – PAVLÍK, Viliam – HNATKO, Miroslav – ŠOLTÝS, Ján. Enhancement of the surface characteristics of Ti-based biomedical alloy by electropolishing in environmentally friendly deep eutectic solvent (Ethaline). In Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2021, vol. 613, p. 126125-1-126125-14. (2020: 4.539 – IF, Q2 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2020.126125

KITYK, A.** – HNATKO, Miroslav – PAVLÍK, Viliam – BOČA, Miroslav. Electrochemical surface treatment of manganese stainless steel using several types of deep eutectic solvents. In Materials Research Bulletin, 2021, vol. 141, p. 111348-1-111348-11. (2020: 4.641 – IF, Q2 – JCR).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2021.111348

KITYK, A.** – HNATKO, Miroslav – PAVLÍK, Viliam – BOČA, Miroslav. Electropolishing of WCu composite in a deep eutectic solvent. In Chemical Papers, 2021, vol. 75, no. 4, p. 1767-1771. (2020: 2.097 – IF, Q3 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11696-020-01426-5

PETRISKOVÁ, Patrícia – MONFORT, O. – SATRAPINSKYY, Leonid – DOBROČKA, Edmund – PLECENIK, T. – PLESCH, Gustáv – PAPŠÍK, Roman – BERMEJO, Raúl – LENČÉŠ, Zoltán**. Preparation and photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanotube arrays prepared on transparent spinel substrate. In Ceramics International, 2021, vol. 47, no. 9, p. 12970-12980. (2020: 4.527 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.01.160

SMEACETTO, Federico** – D´ISANTO, Fabiana – CASALEGNO, Valentina – TATARKO, Peter – SALVO, Milena. Ytterbium disilicate-based glass-ceramic as joining material for ceramic matrix composites. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, vol. 41, no. 2, p. 1099-1106. (2020: 5.302 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.10.022

STEHLÍKOVÁ, G. – GYEPES, R. – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – ŠKRÁTEK, Martin – VANĚK, P. – TATIERSKY, J.**. Thermal properties of the hybrid compound [Cu(en)2(VO3)2]•3H2O — phase analysis upon heating and cooling. Crystal structure characterization of its two polymorphic modifications. In Journal of Molecular Structure, 2021, vol. 1230, art. no. 129930. (2020: 3.196 – IF, Q3 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2021.129930

ŠKUNDRIĆ, Tamara – MATOVIC, Branko – ZARUBICA, Aleksandra – ZAGORAC, Jelena – TATARKO, Peter – ZAGORAC, Dejan**. Structure prediction and mechanical properties of silicon hexaboride on ab initio level. In Materials, 2021, vol. 14, no. 24, p. 7887-1-7887-17. (2020: 3.623 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14247887

TATARKO, Peter** – VALENZA, Fabrizio – ÜNSAL, Hakan – KOVALČÍKOVÁ, Alexandra – SEDLÁČEK, JaroslavŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Design of Lu2O3-reinforced Cf/SiC-ZrB2-ZrC ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites: Wetting and interfacial reactivity by ZrSi2 based alloys. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, vol. 41, p. 3051-3060. (2020: 5.302 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.05.055

TATARKOVÁ, Monika**TATARKO, Peter – KOVALČÍKOVÁ, Alexandra – DLOUHÝ, Ivo – DUSZA, Ján – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Influence of hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets on phase transformation, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of Si3N4 ceramics. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, vol. 41, no. 10, p. 5115-5126. (2020: 5.302 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.01.057

TATARKOVÁ, MonikaTATARKO, PeterŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Si3N4 ceramics, structure and properties. In Encyclopedia of Materials: Technical ceramics and glasses. Oxford: Elsevier, 2021, vol. 2, p. 109-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818542-1.00021-7

TAVERI, Gianmarco** – HANZEL, OndrejSEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – TOUŠEK, Jaromír – NEŠČÁKOVÁ, Z. – MICHÁLEK, Martin – DLOUHÝ, Ivo – HNATKO, Miroslav. Consolidation of Bioglass (R) 45S5 suspension through cold isostatic pressing. In Ceramics International, 2021, vol. 47, no. 3, p. 4090-4096. (2020: 4.527 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.09.283

ÜNSAL, Hakan – GRASSO, Salvatore – KOVALČÍKOVÁ, Alexandra – HANZEL, OndrejTATARKOVÁ, Monika – DLOUHÝ, Ivo – TATARKO, Peter**. In-situ graphene platelets formation and its suppression during reactive spark plasma sintering of boron carbide/titanium diboride composites. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, vol. 41, no. 13, p. 6281-6289. (2020: 5.302 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.06.053

YU, Teng – KWON, Heejin – SHI, Linkun – ZHOU, Xiaobing** – YOON, Dang-Hyok** – TATARKO, Peter – XU, Xin – HUANG, Zhengren – HUANG, Qing. Joining of Ti-coated monolithic SiC using a SiCw/Ti3SiC2 filler by electric field-assisted sintering. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 1834-1840. (2020: 5.302 – IF, Q1 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.10.059

ZHOU, Xiaobing** – SHI, Linkun – ZOU, Shunrui – XU, Jie – LIU, Yihe – TATARKO, Peter. Fast seamless joining of SiCw/Ti3SiC2 composite using electric field-assisted sintering technique. In International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2021, vol. 18, no. 5, p. 1670-1676. (2020: 1.968 – IF, Q2 – JCR) https://doi.org/10.1111/ijac.13799

 

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