9360-0144/02 – Laboratory practice in microscopy (LCM)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Tomášek, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Tomášek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DRO105 Ing. Klára Drobíková, Ph.D.
HEL64 Marie Heliová
KOZ032 Ing. Světlana Kozubová
STE17 Ing. Gabriela Kratošová, Ph.D.
MAT27 doc. Ing. Vlastimil Matějka, 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 Graded credit 0+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to practice application of electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy methods including samples preparation and results evaluation.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject follow up the lectures on scanning probe microscopy and electron microscopy. Applications of the methods (electron microscopy and microanalysis, AFM) will be practiced. Problems of chemical, structure and phase analysis of materials in micro- and nano- dimensions will be solved. Attention will be focused also on the samples preparation, results evaluation and interpretation of the results in nanotechnology.

Compulsory literature:

Study materials for laboratory practices. 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. BONNELL, D editor. Scanning Probe Microscopy and Pectroscopy, Theory, Techniques and Application. Wiley-VCH, 2001.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

For this subject other requirements for student are not determined.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Sample preparation for transmition electron microscopy. - Sample preparation for scanning electron microscopy. - Scanning electron microscopy, secondary electrons, backscattered electrons. - X-Ray microanalysis - Analysis of inclusions in metallic samples - Study of intercalated clay minerals - Morphology and structure study of composite materials -

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
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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

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