9360-0140/02 – Methods of structure and phase analysis of nanomaterials (STRAN)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits3
Subject guarantorMgr. Kateřina Mamulová Kutláková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Kateřina Mamulová Kutláková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAM02 Mgr. Kateřina Mamulová Kutláková, 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 use of diffraction methods (X-ray, electron, neutron, synchrotron radiation) for structure and phase analysis of nanomaterials.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


Crystallochemistry and structures in solids. Structures of crystallic, amorphous and mesomorphous phases. Modern methods of solid state characterisation. In materials research, the scientist has many analytical questions related to the crystalline constitution of material samples. X-ray diffraction is the only laboratory technique that reveals structural information, such as chemical composition, crystal structure, crystallite size, strain, preferred orientation and layer thickness. Materials researchers therefore use X-ray diffraction to analyze a wide range of materials, from powders and thin films to nanomaterials and solid objects.

Compulsory literature:

DE GRAEF, Marc a Michael E MCHENRY. Structure of materials: an introduction to crystallography, diffraction and symmetry. 2nd ed., fully rev. and updated. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-107-00587-7. CHUNG, Frank H a Deane Kingsley SMITH, ed. Industrial applications of X-ray diffraction. New York: Marcel Dekker, c2000. ISBN 0-8247-1992-1. GIACOVAZZO, Carmelo. Fundamentals of crystallography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, c1992. ISBN 0-19-855579-2.

Recommended literature:

GLUSKER, Jenny Pickworth a Kenneth N TRUEBLOOD. Crystal structure analysis: a primer. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. ISBN 0-19-503531-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:


Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Presentation, attendance.

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner