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: prof. RNDr. Pavol Šajgalík, DrSc.

 

Selected Publications

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.

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.

CSANÁDI, T. – NÉMETH, D. –  DUSZA, J. – LENČÉŠ, Zoltán – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Nanoindentation induced deformation anisotropy in β-Si3N4 ceramic crystals.  In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 36, Issue 12, 2016, 3059–3066.

HNATKO, Miroslav – KAŠIAROVÁ, M. – GALUSKOVÁ, D. – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – LENČÉŠ, Zoltán –SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Corrosion of engineering ceramic materials by molten iron part I: Silicon nitride and SiAlON. In Corrosion Science, 2016, vol. 107, p. 76-84. ISSN 0010-938X

HNATKO, Miroslav – Tatarková, M. – GALUSKOVÁ, D. – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman –LENČÉŠ, Zoltán – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Corrosion of engineering ceramic materials by molten iron Part II: Alumina. In Corrosion Science, 2016, vol. 109, 230 – 237

IBRAHIM, Ismail – LENČÉŠ, Zoltán – BENCO, Ľu. – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Lanthanide-doped LaSi3N5 based phosphors: Ab initio study of electronic structures, band gaps, and energy level locations. In Journal of Luminescence, 2016, vol. 172, p. 83-91. ISSN 0022-2313

KOVALČÍKOVÁ, A. – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – LENČÉŠ, Zoltán – BYSTRICKÝ, Roman – DUSZA, J. – ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol. Oxidation resistance of SiC ceramics prepared by different proceessing routes. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2016, vol. 36, p. 3783-3793

ŠAJGALÍK, Pavol – SEDLÁČEK, Jaroslav – LENČÉŠ, Zoltán – DUSZA, J. – LIN, H.-T. Additive-free hot-pressed silicon carbide ceramics – A material with exceptional mechanical properties. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2016, vol. 36, no. 6, p. 1333-1341. ISSN 0955-2219

 

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