9360-0231/01 – Layered materials methods of preparation and modification (MPMS)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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SIM75 doc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course acquaints with an overview of dangerous layered materials, both natural and synthetic. Both exfoliation and delamination methods of these layers and self-assembly of monolayers are included. Methods of possible modification and intercalation of layers and their evaluation by suitable analytical methods are discussed.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Structural set-up of layered materials allows the insertion of atomic or molecular guest species between the layers. Such insertion (or intercalation) provides a means for controlled variation of the physical and chemical properties of the host layered material over wide ranges to yield new variants of novel layered materials.

Compulsory literature:

Auerbach, S.M., Carrado, K.A., Dutta, P.K. Handbook of Layered Materials, CRC Press, 2004, ISBN 9780824753498 Dresselhaus, M.S., Intercalation in Layered Materials,Springer, 1986, ISBN 978-1-4757-5556-5

Recommended literature:

Yang, P-K, Lee, C-P. 2D-Layered Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Sensing Applications in Electromechanical Devices and Machines, El-Shahat, A. Ed., InTech, 2019, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.85791

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

oral exam


Other requirements

Basic knowledge of chemistry, physics and material engineering is expected.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Course curriculum in the form of thematic units: 1. Basic concepts and history of layered materials 2. Overview of natural layered minerals and their occurrence 3. Synthesis of layered materials and their characterization 4. Methods of exfoliation/delamination and further diminution 5. Methods of intercalation and modification with inorganic and organic substances 6. Areas of application of layered materials

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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