About department

Field of Scientific Interest

 

The VILA (Vitrum Laugaricio) department, as a joint laboratory of the IIC SAS, TNUAD and FChPT STU focuses its activities at the study of fundamental relations among composition, structure and physical properties of inorganic non-metallic materials, with special focus on oxide glasses, glass forming melts and preparation of new types of glasses.

In addition to that, the department is focused at development of transparent and luminescent polycrystalline ceramics (for example yttria or yttrium aluminium garnet – YAG, YAG/Al2O3). Special attention is paid to viscous flow sintering of glass with YAG, YAG/Al2O3 composition with following crystallization and obtaining ceramics out of glass. The research includes also characterization of the microstructure, mechanical and optical properties together with studying of the relations between the composition and structure of grain boundary phases and the properties of polycrystalline ceramic materials.

 

  • Head of department: prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, DrSc.

 

International and National Projects

WLEDMAT – Novel glass and glass-ceramic rare-earth aluminates-based phosphors for energy-savin solid state lighting sources emitting while light (pc-WLEDs)
(Nové sklenené a sklokeramické fosfory na báze hlinitanov vzácnych zemín pre aplikácie v pevnolátkových energiu šetriacich svetelných zdrojoch vyžarujúcich biele svetlo (pc-ELED diódy))
Programme: APVV-17-0049
Project coordinator Trenčianska univerzita Alexandra Dubčeka v Trenčíne (R. Klement)
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Duration: 08/2018-12/2022
Transparent polycrystalline ceramics materials with submicrone microstructure and with luminiscent properties
(Transparentné polykryštalické keramické materiály so submikrónovou mikroštruktúrou a luminiscenčnými vlastnosťami)
Programme: VEGA 2/0026/17
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Duration: 01/2017-12/2020
Structure abd properties of oxide glasses – thermodynamic models, entalpic and structural relaxation
(Štruktúra a vlastnosti oxidových skiel – termodynamický model, entalpická a objemová relaxácia)
Programme: VEGA 2/0088/16
Principal investigator from IIC Ing. M. Chromčíková, PhD.
Duration: 01/2016-12/2020
ProKor- Advanced composite coatings for high temperature corrosion protection of metals
(Kompozitné vrstvy pre vysokoteplotnú protikoróznu ochranu kovov)
Programme: APVV-15-0014
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Partner Institute of Materials Research of SAS, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Duration: 07/2016-06/2020

 

Selected publications

AFSHARIMANI, Nasima** – DURÁN, Alicia – GALUSEK, Dušan – CASTRO, Yolanda. Hybrid sol-gel silica coatings containing graphene nanosheets for improving the corrosion protection of AA2024-T3. In Nanomaterials-Basel, 2020, vol.10, no. 6, p. 1050-1-1050-13.

DASAN, Arish – ELSAYED, Hamada – KRAXNER, Jozef – GALUSEK, Dušan – COLOMBO, Paolo – BERNARDO, Enrico**. Engineering of silicone-based mixtures for the digital light processing of Akermanite scaffolds. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 7, p. 2566-2572.

DRDLÍKOVÁ, K. – KLEMENT, Róbert – DRDLÍK, Daniel – GALUSEK, Dušan – MACA, Karel**. Processing and properties of luminescent Cr3+ doped transparent alumina. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 7, p. 2573-2580.

ELSAYED, Hamada – ROMERO, Acacio Rincon – PICICCO, Martiniano – KRAXNER, Jozef – GALUSEK, Dušan – COLOMBO, Paolo – BERNARDO, Enrico**. Glass-ceramic foams and reticulated scaffolds by sinter-crystallization of a hardystonite glass. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2020, vol. 528, p. 119744-1-119744-7.

FATURÍKOVÁ, Katarína – GAVENDA, Tadeáš – LIŠKA, Marek** – VIŠČOR, Petr. Dielectric properties of barium crystal glass. In Ceramics-Silikáty, 2020, vol. 64, no. 4, p. 379-386.

HRUŠKA, Branislav** – DAGUPATI, Rajesh – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – NOWICKA, Aleksandra – MICHÁLKOVÁ, J. – PETERSON, Jacob A. – LIŠKA, Marek – MUNOZ, Francisco. Structure and Raman spectra of binary barium phosphate glasses. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 2, p. 937-942.

CHEN, Si** – MICHÁLEK, Martin – GALUSKOVÁ, Dagmar – MICHÁLKOVÁ, MonikaŠVANČÁREK, Peter – TALIMIAN, Ali – KAŇKOVÁ, Hana – KRAXNER, Jozef – ZHNEG, Kai – LIVERANI, Liliana – GALUSEK, Dušan – BOCCACCINI, Aldo**. Multi-targeted B and Co co-doped 45S5 bioactive glasses with angiogenic potential for bone regeneration. In Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 2020, vol. 112, p. 110909-1-110909-9.

CHEN, Si** – GALUSKOVÁ, Dagmar – KAŇKOVÁ, Hana – ZHENG, Kai – MICHÁLEK, Martin – LIVERANI, Liliana – GALUSEK, Dušan – BOCCACCINI, Aldo**. Electrospun PCL fiber mats incorporating multi-targeted B and Co Co-doped bioactive glass nanoparticles for angiogenesis. In Materials, 2020, vol. 13, no. 18, p. 4010-1-4010-15.

CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária** – OSIPOV, Armenak A. – OSIPOVA, Leyla M. – HRUŠKA, Branislav – MICHÁLKOVÁ, J. – NOWICKA, Aleksandra – PETERSON, Jacob A. – LIŠKA, Marek. Thermodynamic model and Raman spectra of binary barium borate glassforming melts. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no., p. 945-951.

LIŠKA, Marek – MACHÁČEK, Jan – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – SVOBODA, Roman. Thermodynamic model of CaO-SiO2 glasses. In Ceramics-Silikáty, 2020, vol. 64, no. 1, p. 63-67.

MAJEROVÁ, Melinda** – PRNOVÁ, Anna – PLŠKO, Alfonz – ŠVANČÁREK, PeterVALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – KLEMENT, Róbert – GALUSEK, Dušan. Crystallization kinetics of gehlenite glass microspheres. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, p. 1003-1010.

MAJEROVÁ, Melinda** – PRNOVÁ, AnnaPLŠKO, Alfonz – HRUŠKA, B. – VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – KRAXNER, J. – BRUNEEL, E. – DE BUYSSER, K. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Crystallization kinetics of Ni‑doped Ca2Al2SiO7 glass microspheres. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 5, p. 2111–2121.

MICHÁLKOVÁ, Monika** – KRAXNER, Jozef – MICHÁLEK, Martin – GALUSEK, Dušan. Preparation of translucent YAG glass/ceramic at temperatures below 900 °C. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 7, p. 2581-2585.

NOWICKA, Aleksandra** – EL-MAGHRABY, Hesham F. M. Aldelrehim – ŠVANČÁRKOVÁ, Anna – GALUSKOVÁ, Dagmar – REVERON, Helen – GREMILLARD, L. – CHEVALIER, J. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Corrosion and low temperature degradation of 3Y-TZP dental ceramics under acidic conditions. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 15, p. 6114-6122.

PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan** – PARCHOVIANSKÁ, I. – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – MOTZ, Günter – GALUSEK, Dušan. PDC glass/ceramic coatings applied to differently pretreated AISI441 stainless steel substrates. In Materials, 2020, vol. 13, no. 3, p. 629-1-629-16.

PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan** – PETRÍKOVÁ, I. – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – LENZ LEITE, Mateus – MOTZ, Günter – GALUSEK, Dušan. Passive filler loaded polysilazane-derived glass/ceramic coating system applied to AISI 441 stainless steel, part 2: Oxidation behavior in synthetic air. In International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2020, vol. 17, no. 4, p. 1675-1687.

PETRÍKOVÁ, I.** – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – LENZ LEITE, Mateus – MOTZ, Günter – GALUSEK, Dušan. Passive filler loaded polysilazane-derived glass/ceramic coating system applied to AISI 441 stainless steel, part 1: Processing and characterization. In International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2020, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 998-1009.

PRNOVÁ, Anna – VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – KLEMENT, Róbert – HRIC, Ľ. – BRUNEEL, E. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Y3Al5O12-alpha-Al2O3 composites with fine-grained microstructure by hot pressing of Al2O3-Y2O3 glass microspheres. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 3, p. 852-860.

PRNOVÁ, Anna**VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – MUTLU, Nurshen – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – KLEMENT, Róbert – PLŠKO, Alfonz – GALUSEK, Dušan. Thermal behaviour and photoluminescence properties of Er- and Nd-doped yttrium aluminate glasses. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 1, p. 129-138.

PRNOVÁ, Anna** – PLŠKO, Alfonz – VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – KLEMENT, Róbert – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – MUTLU, Nurshen – MAJEROVÁ, Melinda – BRUNEEL, E. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Crystallization kinetics of binary Yb2O3-Al2O3 glass. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 5, p. 2141–2148.

SINGARAPU, Babu** – GALUSEK, Dušan – DURÁN, Alicia – PASCUAL, María Jesús**. Glass-ceramics processed by spark plasma sintering (SPS) for optical applications. In Applied Sciences-Basel, 2020, vol. 10, no. 8, p. 2791-1-2791-21.

SVOBODA, Roman** – OLMROVÁ ZMRHALOVÁ, Zuzana – GALUSEK, Dušan – BRANDOVÁ, Daniela – CHOVANEC, Jozef. Thermal decomposition of mixed calcium oxalate hydrates – kinetic deconvolution of complex heterogeneous processes. In Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, vol. 22, no. 16, p. 8889-8901.

SVOBODA, Roman** – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – HRUŠKA, Branislav – LIŠKA, Marek. Correlation between the activation energies of structural relaxation and viscous flow for BaO–P2O5–Al2O3 glasses. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2020, vol. 536, p. 119998-1-11998-10.

TALIMIAN, Ali** – POUCHLÝ, Václav – EL-MAGHRABY, Hesham F. M. Aldelrehim – MACA, Karel – GALUSEK, Dušan. Transparent magnesium aluminate spinel: Effect of critical temperature in two-stage spark plasma sintering. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 6, p. 2417-2425.

TALIMIAN, Ali – POUCHLÝ, Václav – MACA, Karel – GALUSEK, Dušan**. Densification of magnesium aluminate spinel using manganese and cobalt fluoride as sintering aids. In Materials, 2020, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 102-1-102-10.

WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang** – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – PRNOVÁ, Anna – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – GALUSEK, Dušan. Y2O3-Al2O3 microsphere crystallization analyzed by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). In Scientific Reports, 2020, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 11122-1-11122-21.

WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang** – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – ALLIX, Mathieu. Attempting to verify the existence of ZnY2O4 using electron backscatter diffraction. In ACS Omega, 2020, vol. 5, no. 28, p. 17576-17581.

 

 

Selected publications

AFSHARIMANI, Nasima** – DURÁN, Alicia – GALUSEK, Dušan – CASTRO, Yolanda. Hybrid sol-gel silica coatings containing graphene nanosheets for improving the corrosion protection of AA2024-T3. In Nanomaterials-Basel, 2020, vol.10, no. 6, p. 1050-1-1050-13.

DASAN, Arish – ELSAYED, Hamada – KRAXNER, Jozef – GALUSEK, Dušan – COLOMBO, Paolo – BERNARDO, Enrico**. Engineering of silicone-based mixtures for the digital light processing of Akermanite scaffolds. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 7, p. 2566-2572.

DRDLÍKOVÁ, K. – KLEMENT, Róbert – DRDLÍK, Daniel – GALUSEK, Dušan – MACA, Karel**. Processing and properties of luminescent Cr3+ doped transparent alumina. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 7, p. 2573-2580.

ELSAYED, Hamada – ROMERO, Acacio Rincon – PICICCO, Martiniano – KRAXNER, Jozef – GALUSEK, Dušan – COLOMBO, Paolo – BERNARDO, Enrico**. Glass-ceramic foams and reticulated scaffolds by sinter-crystallization of a hardystonite glass. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2020, vol. 528, p. 119744-1-119744-7.

FATURÍKOVÁ, Katarína – GAVENDA, Tadeáš – LIŠKA, Marek** – VIŠČOR, Petr. Dielectric properties of barium crystal glass. In Ceramics-Silikáty, 2020, vol. 64, no. 4, p. 379-386.

HRUŠKA, Branislav** – DAGUPATI, Rajesh – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – NOWICKA, Aleksandra – MICHÁLKOVÁ, J. – PETERSON, Jacob A. – LIŠKA, Marek – MUNOZ, Francisco. Structure and Raman spectra of binary barium phosphate glasses. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 2, p. 937-942.

CHEN, Si** – MICHÁLEK, Martin – GALUSKOVÁ, Dagmar – MICHÁLKOVÁ, MonikaŠVANČÁREK, Peter – TALIMIAN, Ali – KAŇKOVÁ, Hana – KRAXNER, Jozef – ZHNEG, Kai – LIVERANI, Liliana – GALUSEK, Dušan – BOCCACCINI, Aldo**. Multi-targeted B and Co co-doped 45S5 bioactive glasses with angiogenic potential for bone regeneration. In Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 2020, vol. 112, p. 110909-1-110909-9.

CHEN, Si** – GALUSKOVÁ, Dagmar – KAŇKOVÁ, Hana – ZHENG, Kai – MICHÁLEK, Martin – LIVERANI, Liliana – GALUSEK, Dušan – BOCCACCINI, Aldo**. Electrospun PCL fiber mats incorporating multi-targeted B and Co Co-doped bioactive glass nanoparticles for angiogenesis. In Materials, 2020, vol. 13, no. 18, p. 4010-1-4010-15.

CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária** – OSIPOV, Armenak A. – OSIPOVA, Leyla M. – HRUŠKA, Branislav – MICHÁLKOVÁ, J. – NOWICKA, Aleksandra – PETERSON, Jacob A. – LIŠKA, Marek. Thermodynamic model and Raman spectra of binary barium borate glassforming melts. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no., p. 945-951.

LIŠKA, Marek – MACHÁČEK, Jan – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – SVOBODA, Roman. Thermodynamic model of CaO-SiO2 glasses. In Ceramics-Silikáty, 2020, vol. 64, no. 1, p. 63-67.

MAJEROVÁ, Melinda** – PRNOVÁ, Anna – PLŠKO, Alfonz – ŠVANČÁREK, PeterVALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – KLEMENT, Róbert – GALUSEK, Dušan. Crystallization kinetics of gehlenite glass microspheres. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, p. 1003-1010.

MAJEROVÁ, Melinda** – PRNOVÁ, AnnaPLŠKO, Alfonz – HRUŠKA, B. – VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – KRAXNER, J. – BRUNEEL, E. – DE BUYSSER, K. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Crystallization kinetics of Ni‑doped Ca2Al2SiO7 glass microspheres. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 5, p. 2111–2121.

MICHÁLKOVÁ, Monika** – KRAXNER, Jozef – MICHÁLEK, Martin – GALUSEK, Dušan. Preparation of translucent YAG glass/ceramic at temperatures below 900 °C. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 7, p. 2581-2585.

NOWICKA, Aleksandra** – EL-MAGHRABY, Hesham F. M. Aldelrehim – ŠVANČÁRKOVÁ, Anna – GALUSKOVÁ, Dagmar – REVERON, Helen – GREMILLARD, L. – CHEVALIER, J. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Corrosion and low temperature degradation of 3Y-TZP dental ceramics under acidic conditions. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 15, p. 6114-6122.

PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan** – PARCHOVIANSKÁ, I. – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – MOTZ, Günter – GALUSEK, Dušan. PDC glass/ceramic coatings applied to differently pretreated AISI441 stainless steel substrates. In Materials, 2020, vol. 13, no. 3, p. 629-1-629-16.

PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan** – PETRÍKOVÁ, I. – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – LENZ LEITE, Mateus – MOTZ, Günter – GALUSEK, Dušan. Passive filler loaded polysilazane-derived glass/ceramic coating system applied to AISI 441 stainless steel, part 2: Oxidation behavior in synthetic air. In International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2020, vol. 17, no. 4, p. 1675-1687.

PETRÍKOVÁ, I.** – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – LENZ LEITE, Mateus – MOTZ, Günter – GALUSEK, Dušan. Passive filler loaded polysilazane-derived glass/ceramic coating system applied to AISI 441 stainless steel, part 1: Processing and characterization. In International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2020, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 998-1009.

PRNOVÁ, Anna – VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – KLEMENT, Róbert – HRIC, Ľ. – BRUNEEL, E. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Y3Al5O12-alpha-Al2O3 composites with fine-grained microstructure by hot pressing of Al2O3-Y2O3 glass microspheres. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 3, p. 852-860.

PRNOVÁ, Anna**VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – MUTLU, Nurshen – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – KLEMENT, Róbert – PLŠKO, Alfonz – GALUSEK, Dušan. Thermal behaviour and photoluminescence properties of Er- and Nd-doped yttrium aluminate glasses. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 1, p. 129-138.

PRNOVÁ, Anna** – PLŠKO, Alfonz – VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – KLEMENT, Róbert – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – MUTLU, Nurshen – MAJEROVÁ, Melinda – BRUNEEL, E. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Crystallization kinetics of binary Yb2O3-Al2O3 glass. In Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, vol. 142, no. 5, p. 2141–2148.

SINGARAPU, Babu** – GALUSEK, Dušan – DURÁN, Alicia – PASCUAL, María Jesús**. Glass-ceramics processed by spark plasma sintering (SPS) for optical applications. In Applied Sciences-Basel, 2020, vol. 10, no. 8, p. 2791-1-2791-21.

SVOBODA, Roman** – OLMROVÁ ZMRHALOVÁ, Zuzana – GALUSEK, Dušan – BRANDOVÁ, Daniela – CHOVANEC, Jozef. Thermal decomposition of mixed calcium oxalate hydrates – kinetic deconvolution of complex heterogeneous processes. In Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, vol. 22, no. 16, p. 8889-8901.

SVOBODA, Roman** – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – HRUŠKA, Branislav – LIŠKA, Marek. Correlation between the activation energies of structural relaxation and viscous flow for BaO–P2O5–Al2O3 glasses. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2020, vol. 536, p. 119998-1-11998-10.

TALIMIAN, Ali** – POUCHLÝ, Václav – EL-MAGHRABY, Hesham F. M. Aldelrehim – MACA, Karel – GALUSEK, Dušan. Transparent magnesium aluminate spinel: Effect of critical temperature in two-stage spark plasma sintering. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 6, p. 2417-2425.

TALIMIAN, Ali – POUCHLÝ, Václav – MACA, Karel – GALUSEK, Dušan**. Densification of magnesium aluminate spinel using manganese and cobalt fluoride as sintering aids. In Materials, 2020, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 102-1-102-10.

WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang** – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – PRNOVÁ, Anna – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – GALUSEK, Dušan. Y2O3-Al2O3 microsphere crystallization analyzed by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). In Scientific Reports, 2020, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 11122-1-11122-21.

WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang** – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – ALLIX, Mathieu. Attempting to verify the existence of ZnY2O4 using electron backscatter diffraction. In ACS Omega, 2020, vol. 5, no. 28, p. 17576-17581.

 

Foreign Cooperating Institutions

  • Saint Gobain Advanced Ceramics, Turnov, Czech Republic
  • Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Institute for Single Crystals, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Department of Materials, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Department of Materials, Imperial College, London
  • VŠChT Praha, Czech Republic
  • TU Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • VTUO Brno, Czech Republic