Mixed transition metal oxides form a wide group of inorganic materials which, due to their specific properties given by the electron configuration and the character of the valence electrons, find extensive use as materials for electronics, energy applications, chemical catalysis etc.
In our laboratory, we study technology of preparation of mixed oxides of transition metals (TM and RE) and their properties. Our attention is focused, in particular, on high-temperature superconductors, layered cobalt oxides for high temperature thermoelectric conversion, manganate perovskites with colossal magnetoresistance, ZnO doped with magnetic impurities, niobates and tantalates for ferroelectric memories and optoelectronics or lanthanides-doped oxides for use in LEDs or scintillation technologies. Our aim is to find relationship between chemical composition, structure and the resulting properties of these materials.
Our research is supported by grants from the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, the Czech Academy of Sciences, and RVO Ministry of Education Youth and Sports CZ funds.
assoc. prof. Ing. Kateřina Rubešová, Ph.D.
Vít Jakeš, Ph.D.
Ladislav Nádherný, Ph.D.
prof. Dr. David Sedmidubský
prof. Miloš Nevriva, DrSc.