About department

Field of Scientific Interest

The research in the Joint Laboratory of Glass VILA covers two main areas – the relation between composition, structure and properties of oxide glasses, and the study of processing, microstructure, and properties of polycrystalline ceramic materials. The first area involves the study of volume, structural and enthalpic relaxation processes in silicate glasses, thermodynamic modelling and molecular dynamic simulations of the structure of glasses, study of processes during the glass batch melting, electrochemistry of glasses and glass melts, development and optimisation of new glasses for industrial applications, and corrosion of glasses by aqueous media. Special attention is paid to glasses without a typical glass-former (e.g. aluminate glasses) and their optical and photoluminescence properties. The second area covers mainly polycrystalline alumina-based materials, with special attention paid to liquid phase sintered (LPS) aluminas, solid state sintered aluminas with submicron microstructure, and alumina based ceramic matrix composites, their microstructure characterisation and mechanical properties (e.g. wear, creep). New topics include the corrosion of structural ceramic materials, including bioceramics, in aqueous media.

 

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

 

International and National Projects

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
Transparent oxide ceramics with additional optical functionalities
(Transparentná oxidová keramika s dodatočnými optickými funckionalitami)
Programme: SAS – MOST JRP 2015/06
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Partner NTU Materials Science and Engineering Taipei Taiwan
Duration: 01/2016-12/2018
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
Ceramic coatings with glass fillers for high temperature corrosion protection of metals
(Keramické vrstvy pripravené z organokremičitých prekurzorov pre vysokoteplotnú protikoróznu ochranu kovov)
Programme: VEGA 2/0058/14
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Duration: 01/2014-12/2016

 

Selected publications

BUTVINOVÁ, B. – BUTVIN, P. – BRZÓZKA, K. – KUZMINSKI, M. – MAŤKO, I. – ŠVEC, P. – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária. Effect of surface crystallization and oxidation in nanocrystalline FeNbCuSiB(P) ribbons. In Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2017, vol. 424, p. 233-237. ISSN 0304-8853.

BUTVINOVÁ, Beata – BUTVIN, Pavol – MAŤKO, Igor – JANIČKOVIČ, Dušan – KUZMINSKI, M. – ŚLAWSKA-WANIEWSKA, A. – ŠVEC, Peter – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária. Accents in modern high saturation nanocrystalline Fe-rich alloys. In Acta Physica Polonica A, 2017, vol. 131, no. 4, p. 711-713.

MAJEROVÁ, Melinda – DVUREČENSKIJ, Andrej – CIGÁŇ, Alexander – ŠKRÁTEK, Martin – PRNOVÁ, Anna – KRAXNER, Jozef – GALUSEK, Dušan – MAŇKA, Ján. Magnetic properties of synthetic gehlenite glass microspheres. In Acta Physica Polonica A, 2017, vol. 131, no. 4, p. 699-701.

SVOBODA, R. – BRANDOVÁ, D. – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, M. – SETNIČKA, M. – CHOVANEC, J. – ČERNÁ, A. – LIŠKA, Marek – MÁLEK, J. Se-doped GeTe4 glasses for far-infrared optical fibers. In Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2017, vol. 695, p. 2434-2443. ISSN 0925-8388.

ALDERMAN, Oliver – LIŠKA, Marek – MACHÁČEK, J. – BENMORE, C.J. – LIN, A. – TAMALONIS, A. – WEBER, J.K.R. Temperature-driven structural transitions in molten sodium borates Na2O-B2O3: X-ray diffraction, thermodynamic modeling, and implications for topological constraint theory. In Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, vol. 120, p. 553-560. ISSN 1932-7447.

BODIŠOVÁ, K. – KLEMENT, R. – GALUSEK, Dušan – POUCHLÝ, V. – DRDLÍK, D. – MACA, K. Luminescent rare-earth-doped transparent alumina ceramics. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2016, vol. 36, no. 12, p. 2975-2980. ISSN 0955-2219.

GAALOVÁ, P. – GALUSKOVÁ, D. – KOVÁČ, J. – KOVÁČ, D. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Corrosion in acidic beverages and recovery of microhardness of human teeth enamel. In Ceramics-Silikáty, 2016, vol. 60, no. 2, p. 105-114. ISSN 0862-5468.

HALADEJOVÁ, K. – PRNOVÁ, Anna – KLEMENT, R. – TUAN, W.-H. – SHIH, S. J. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Aluminate glass based phosphors for LED applications. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2016, vol. 36, no. 12, p. 2969-2973. ISSN 0955-2219.

CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – HRUŠKA, B. – HOLUBOVÁ, J. – LISSOVÁ, M. – LIŠKA, Marek. The Raman spectra and structure of PbO-WO3-P2O5 glasses. In Physics and Chemistry of Glasses: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B, 2016, vol. 57, no. 1, p. 32-36. ISSN 1753-3562.

SHIH, S. J. – LIN, Yu-Chien – LIN, S.H. – VETEŠKA, P. – GALUSEK, Dušan – TUAN, Wei-Hsing. Preparation and characterization of Eu-doped gehlenite glassy particles using spray pyrolysis. In Ceramics International, 2016, vol. 42, no. 9, p. 11324-11329. ISSN 0272-8842.

ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – KLEMENT, R. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Photoluminescence of (ZnO)X-Z(SiO2)Y:(MnO)Z green phosphors prepared by direct thermal synthesis:The effect of ZnO/SiO2 ratio and Mn2+ concentration of luminescence. In Ceramics International, 2016, vol. 42, p. 16852-16860.

 

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