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Seminar / Tuesday, 21.11.2017 15:00

Wieslaw J. Roth (1,2) and Jiří Čejka (1) ((1) J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, CR, (2) Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland; formerly Mobil/ExxonMobil R&D, USA)

The name zeolites, coined in 1756 and meaning 'boiling stones', refers to a diverse but uniform class of natural and synthetic crystalline aluminosilicates and related compositions with framework structures containing well-defined nanopores, which can adsorb and discriminate molecules based on size and shape. They are widely used in the petroleum and chemical industries because of exceptional catalytic and selective adsorption properties in combination with thermal and chemical stability as well as environmental friendliness, exemplified by their use in detergents. Their niche applications...

Seminar / Wednesday, 29.11.2017 10:00 to 12:00

Dr. Ashley Bucsek (Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA)


In the case of shape memory alloys (SMAs), fundamental micromechanical theory has been an active area of research for more than 70 years. However, experiments to validate these theories on the microstructural scale are relatively new, challenging, and often limited to two-dimensional surface measurements. As a result, there persists a general lack of understanding regarding the relationships that link microstructure evolution to macroscopic behavior. To address this open area, we utilize cutting-edge in situ synchrotron X-ray techniques such as near-field...

Seminar / Tuesday, 12.12.2017 10:00

Harold J.W. Zandvliet (Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials and MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands)

Recently, a few research groups have reported the growth of germanene, a new member of the graphene family [1]. Germanene is in many aspects very similar to graphene, but in contrast to the planar graphene lattice, the germanene honeycomb lattice is slightly buckled and composed of two vertically displaced sub-lattices. Frist principles total energy calculations have revealed that free-standing germanene is a two-dimensional Dirac fermion system, i.e. the electrons behave as massless relativistic particles that are described by the Dirac equation, i.e. the relativistic variant of the...

Conference / Monday, 02.07.2018 09:00 to Friday, 06.07.2018 18:00

We are delighted to invite you to Prague in the Czech Republic for the “jubilee” 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics from 2nd to 6th July 2018.

The conference covers a broad range of plasma science spanning from nuclear fusion to low temperature plasmas, and astrophysical plasmas to laser plasma interaction. The event is organized under the auspices of the European Physical Society (EPS) Plasma Physics Division by the ELI Beamlines Czech Republic (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences) and will take place in the famous historical Žofín Palace and the Mánes Gallery...