We research and
look for new materials with
unique properties

Especially suitable for ecological production and use of energy. These materials will find applications in the field of optoelectronics, spintronics, nanomechanics, microsystem technology and also photovoltaics. Our international team combines the knowledge gained from theoretical and experimental methods and believes that in the future it could contribute to the construction of a quantum computer…



  • Research and development of thin-film materials with a wide range of applications, especially for photovoltaic cells, materials for photonics and microsystem technology (in sensory and actuator microstructures)
  • Electronic structure of solids and low-dimensional systems
  •  Development of methods for band structure calculations
  •  Electronic structure of materials with correlated electrons
  • Electron correlations and magnetism
  • Isolated and deposited magnetic clusters
  • Electron spectroscopy with the main emphasis on magnetic dichroism and photoemission


  • Thin-film deposition - Edwards TF600 BOC deposition system, SAMCO PD220N PE-CVD system, Elektrorava PE-CVD multi-chamber deposition system
  • Electron Microscopy - Transmission Electron Microscopy - TEM Jeol JEM-2200FS, Scanning Electron Microscopy - EOL JSM-7600F, FEI Quanta 200
  • X-ray diffraction - Panalytical X’Pert Pro automatic diffractometer, Bruker AXS D8 Discover automatic diffractometer
  • Optical spectroscopy - Atomic spectroscopy - UV / Vis spectrophotometer Specord 210 BU, Spectroscopic ellipsometer SENTECH SE850
  • Vibrational spectroscopy - FTIR Spectrometer NICOLET 380, DXR Raman spectrometer
  • Additional equipment - Surface morphology analysis - KLA-Tencor P-6 Profilometer, Optical microscopy -
  • Metallographic microscope Epiphot 200, Solar cell characterization - Newport Oriel AAA class solar simulator, Measurement of volt-ampere characteristics of solar cells, measurement of quantum light absorption efficiency in semiconductor materials
  • Nanoindentation and tribology - Nanoindentor XP with CSM system, High-temperature tribometer HT CSEM
  • Mechanical equipment - LectroPol 5: equipment for electropolishing and etching
  • Photoemission - XPS, Pin - angularly resolved photoemission
  • High-temperature vacuum furnace
  • Chemical composition analyzer
  • Computing cluster


The offer of the RAM team

  • Characterization of structural, electronic and optical properties of materials
  • Prediction of material properties calculations from first principles
  • Electron microscopy
  • Photoemission (XPS and ARPES)
  • Nanoindentation, tribology and surface morphology

  • Usage:

industry (new materials, nanostructures), macroscopy, nanomechanics, energy (energy storage and management)


Cooperation with foreign research institutes:
  • University of Cergy - Joint laboratory and exchange of Ph.D. students
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - Collaboration on the development of SPR-KKR software
  • Université de Rennes-1/CNRS - Joint preparation of ITN and RISE projects for H2020
Contract research:
  • LF UK v Plzni, Plzeň, ČR - XPS measurements on titanium materials
  • UJP Praha a.s., Praha, ČR - Analysis on samples from zirconium alloys after oxidation
  • Diamorph HOB CetrTec s.r.o., Horní Bříza, ČR - Analysis on ceramic samples
Cooperation with domestic research institutes:
  • CEITEC Nano Research Infrastructure, Brno, ČR - research of materials with topological properties for lossless electrical signal transmission
  • Fyzikální ústav AV ČR, Laboratoř LNSM (Laboratory of  nanostructures and nanomaterials), Praha, ČR - výzkum antiferomagnetických materiálů
  • Masarykova univerzita Brno, ČR - research of material heterostructures
  • University of Toyama, Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, Japonsko (prof. Keisuke Hatada) -  PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea (prof. Bongjin Simon Mun) -  Smlouva PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Research team


prof. Dr. Ján Minár

Team leader

+420 377 634 77,


Ing. David Lávička, Ph.D.

Team leader deputy

+420 377 634 712


Kateřina Štětková

Team administrator

+420 377 634 731