637-3026/01 – Processing Technology of Metallic Nanomaterials (TPKN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jaromír Drápala, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DRA30 prof. Ing. Jaromír Drápala, CSc.
GRE30 doc. Ing. Miroslav Greger, CSc.
BUJ37 doc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student after passing the exam from this subject will gain the following abilities: - describe basic methods of production of metallic nanomaterials - make an overview of technology for production of concrete metallic nanomaterials - apply acquired findings at theoretical and laboratory exercises

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work
Other activities


This subject is focused on characteristic of processes for preparation of individual types of nanostructural metallic materials. The subject is oriented on methods of synthesis of nanostructural materials (condensation, milling, mechanical alloying, spraying of suspensions, electrolytic deposition, devitrification of amorphous phases, CVD, PECVD, PVD methods). Application of plasma, electron beam, laser, micro-wave and rf. heating is discussed. New findings from research of SPD nanotechnologies are presented with focus on their use in construction. Technologies for production of polycomponent metallic materials and intermetallic compounds are analysed.

Compulsory literature:

GUSEV, A.I. a A.A. REMPEL. Nanocrystalline materials. Cambridge: Cambridge International Science Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-898326-26-6. WANG, Z.L., ed. Characterization of nanophase materials. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2000. ISBN 3-527-29837-1. RIETH, M. Nano-engineering in science and technology: an introduction to the world of nano-design. Singapore: World Scientific, 2003. ISBN 981-238-073-6.

Recommended literature:

BORISENKO, V.J., S.V. GAPONENKO a V.S. GURIN, ed. Physics, chemistry and application of nanostructures: reviews and short notes to Nanomeeting 2003. River Edge: World Scientific, 2003. ISBN 981-238-381-6. DECHER, G. a J.B. SCHLENOFF, ed. Multilayer thin films: sequential assembly of nanocomposite materials. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 3-527-60057-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

2 tests


DRÁPALA, J.: Nanomaterials I. Selected chapters, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013, 41 p. GREGER, M.: Nanomaterials II. Selected chapters, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013, 24 p.

Other requirements

Elaboration of computing and practical programs


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Characteristics of nanostructural materials. Basic types of nanostructural metallic materials and their application. 2. Preparation of nanostructural materials from various phases (gas, melt, aqueous solutions, suspensions). Criteria for selection of the preparation method. 3. Preparation of nanostructural materials by condensation from inert gases, CVD and PVD methods. Preparation of metallic materials, intermetallic compounds, oxides, carbides and nitrides of metals. 4. Plasma and electron beam processes for preparation of nanostructural materials. 5. Preparation of nanostructural materials by the process Nano Arc Synthesis. Use of energy of arc discharge for preparation of single-component and multi-component oxides of rare earth metals, transition metals, etc. 6. Methods of preparation of solutions, micro-emulsions and aerosols and their subsequent drying. Preparation of single-component and multi-component materials (WCo, WCoV, WCoCr2C3, etc.). 7. Preparation of nanostructural materials by processes of rapid solidification of melts. 8. Preparation of nanostructural materials by grinding and mechanical alloying in high-power ball mills. 9. Methods of evaluation of properties of nanostructured materials. Structural characteristics. 10. Mechanical properties of selected nano-crystalline metals. Super-plastic behaviour. 11. Production of nano-crystalline materials by technologies ECAP, CEC and TC. Analysis of thermo-mechanical conditions of development of the ECAP process with use of the program FormFem. 12. Technologies C2S2, DECAP, CS and tixoforming. Development of structure with use of software TT STEEL. 13. Industrial use of technologies (SPD) for production of nano-crystalline materials. Examples of use of nano-crystalline materials in advanced structures (aircraft industry, army technology). Laboratory exercises: 1. Preparation of ZnO nanoparticles from aqueous solution and determination of width for energy gap. 2. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles. 3. Determination of specific surface for particles of powder materials with adsorption method. 4. Excursion in the laboratories with development of production technologies and evaluation of properties of nanostructured materials. 5. Metallographical determination of the microstructure of metallic samples after ECAP. 6. Calculation of deformation forces and experimental examination of structural development using ECAP technology. Simulation of thermo-mechanical conditions at the ECAP technology (software FormFem). 7. Influence of thermo-mechanical conditions of the deformation on mechanical properties of Mg alloys after DECAP technology.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  25
        Examination Examination 60  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Max. 20% excused attendance Min. 80% compulsory attendance at seminars • Completion of laboratory works, submission of protocols • Passing the test and/or written work • Preparation of a semester project

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2021/2022 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology MPC P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology MPC P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology MPC P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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