9360-0131/03 – Experimental methods and implements for nanotechnology I (EMAN)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Tomášek, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Tomášek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, USPIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SEN05 Ing. Sylva Holešová, Ph.D.
STE17 Ing. Gabriela Kratošová, Ph.D.
MAM02 Mgr. Kateřina Mamulová Kutláková, Ph.D.
PEI0007 Mgr. Pavlína Peikertová, Ph.D.
PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
TOM24 doc. Ing. Vladimír Tomášek, CSc.
VAC121 Ing. Miroslav Vaculík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to acquaint students with chemical methods and implements for structure a chemical composition study of nanomaterials.

Teaching methods



The subject give fundamentals of transmition and scanning electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy and X-ray diffraction methods. Students will be acquainted with application of the methods for structure, chemical and phase composition study of materials. Students will be also acquainted with some chosen methods of nanomaterials study (chromatography, electrophoresis, IR spectrometry, thermal analysis, NMR).

Compulsory literature:

BONNELL, D. editor. Scanning Probe Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Theory, Techniques and Applications. Wiley-VCH, 2001. YAO, Nan, WANG, Zhong Lin. Handbook of Microscopy for Nanotechnology. Springer US, 2005. ISBN 978-1-4020-8003-6.

Recommended literature:

WATT, I. M. The Principles and Practice of Electron Microscopy. Cambridge University Press. 1997. KENKEL, John. Analytical Chemistry for Technicians. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4398-8105-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral and written.


Other requirements

For this subject other requirements for student are not determined.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to chromatography, theoretical foundations. Overview of chromatographic methods, basic arrangement of chromatograph. 2. Gas chromatography. Basic apparatus construction, columns, detectors, evaluation of results, applications. 3. Liquid chromatography. Basic apparatus construction, columns, detectors, evaluation of results. 4. Electromigration methods, theoretical foundations. Electrophoresis, its use for analysis of organic compounds. 5. Introduction to electron microscopy, theoretical foundations, interaction of electron beam with sample. 6. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Construction of microscopes, their use in study of structure and chemical composition of materials. 7. Introduction to scanning probe microscopy, theoretical foundations. Interaction of mechanical probe with sample surface. 8.Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Apparatus construction, applications. 9. Introduction to diffraction methods, theoretical foundations, interaction of x-rays with crystal substances. 10. X-ray diffractometry, basic diffractometers construction. Use in study of crystal structure and phase composition of materials. 11. Thermal analysis, theoretical foundations. Thermogravimetry (TG), Difference thermal analysis (DTA), analytical use. 12. Introduction to infrared spectroscopy, theoretical foundations, interaction of infrared radiation with molecules. Construction of spectrometers, analytical use. 13. Raman spectroscopy, theoretical foundations. Apparatus construction, analytical use. 14.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attendance at lectures min. 80%. Passing the exam.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology EM P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology EM P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology EM P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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