Karel     N I T S C H Czech

Titles: Ing., CSc.

 

Crystal Growth Laboratory (in Czech)
Department of Optical Materials
Section 3 - Solid State Physics


Institute of Physics

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Cukrovarnická 10

162 53 Praha 6

 

Phone: 220 318 557

Fax: 233 343 184

 

Vice Chairman of the Czechoslovak Association for Crystal Growth.


1966 - 1971 Study at the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology - inorganic technology
1972 - 1986 Institute of Physics of the Charles University
1980 Submitted and defended Thesis "Study on preparation of epitaxial garnet layers by LPE" at the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, title CSc. (equivalent PhD)
1986 Joined the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
1991 - 1993 Project of the Grant Agency of the AS CR: Study of preparation and crystallization of intermediate alkali lead halides
1992 - 2012 The Chairman of the Czechoslovak Association for Crystal Growth
1995 - 1996 Project of the Czech Science Foundation: Phase transitions in lead halide
1999 - 2001 Project of the Grant Agency of the AS CR: Preparation of acousto-optical and electro-optical materials of new generation
2000 - 2002 Project of the Czech Science Foundation: Analysis of molten state and crystallization of some halides
2003 The prize of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for outstanding scientific results (member of the team)
2003 - 2005 Project of the Grant Agency of the AS CR: "Preparation and properties studies of phosphate glasses with increased scintillating efficiency" solved with outstanding results
2006 - 2008 Project of the Grant Agency of the AS CR: Stability studies on Na-Gd phosphate glasses with increased scintillation efficiency

 

Specialization: inorganic chemistry, crystal growth, thermal analysis

Topics: crystal growth from the aqueous and high temperature solutions, by the Bridgman and Czochralski methods, horizontal THM, growth of epitaxial layers by liquid phase epitaxy, purification of materials, preparation of phosphate glasses

Studied materials: halides (alkali, lead, ternary), Na-R phosphate glasses (R - rare earth elements), rare earth garnets (iron, aluminium), tungstate (lead, calcium, sodium-bismuth), nucleic acid bases, alkali-rare earth phosphate glasses.