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Theoretical chemistry

Group profile

Computational methods of quantum mechanics and chemical thermodynamics represent powerful and widely used tools for prediction and interpretation of properties and behavior of chemical substances. The main goal of our research is the first-principle calculation of  thermodynamic properties of inorganic materials as well as their application in phase and chemical equilibria modeling and phase diagrams construction.

Research focus

  • Calculation of cohesive energies, enthalpies of formation  and defect energies within DFT approximation
  • Calculation of phonon spectra and heat capacities within harmonic  approximation combined with DFT techniques
  • Calculation of phase and chemical equilibria using total Gibbs energy minimization
  • Theoretical description of heat capacity and other material properties  of non-stoichiometric phases
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Electron denstity and density of states of ThN

Studied materials

  • Transition metal oxides

  • Dilute magnetic semiconductors

  • Nuclear materials

  • Graphene and layered chalcogenides

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Phonon spectrum of MgO and BaO

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Phase diagram of BiSrMnO system

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Analysis of valence states U-5f in UO2


David Sedmidubský
PhD students:  J. Mokrý, J. Cajzl
Collaboration: J. Leitner (DME UCT), J. Macháček (Dep.of Ceramics UCT), K. Knížek (IP ASCR)
                          R.J.M. Konings, O.Beneš (JRC-EC  Karlsruhe)



computational cluster 4x Intel Core i7 / 8 Gb RAM / 500 Gb HD, openSUSE 12.2


WIEN2k – DFT program for electron structure calculation of crystalline solids using full potential LAPW / APW+lo technique

VASP - DFT program for electron structure calculation of crystalline solids using pseudopotential technique

Phonon – program for calculation of phonon spectra and related thermodynamic properties of solids
FactSage – integrated data base and Gibbs energy minimizer system for thermodynamic modeling of phase and chemical equilibria of inorganic systems

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Selected publications

  • D.Sedmidubský, R.J.M.Konings, P.Novák, Calculation of Enthalpies of Formation of Actinide Nitrides, J. Nucl. Mater. 344 (2005) 40-44.
  • D.Sedmidubský, J.Leitner, Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of AIII Nitrides, J.Cryst.Growth 286 [1] (2006) 66-70.
  • D. Sedmidubský, J. Leitner, O.Beneš, Phase Equilibria Modeling in Bi-Sr-Mn-O System, Calphad 30 [2] (2006) 179-184.
  • D.Sedmidubský, J.Leitner, Z.Sofer, Phase Relations in the Ga-Mn-N System, J.Alloy.Compd. 452 (2008) 105-109.
  • D.Sedmidubský, J.Leitner, P.Svoboda, Z.Sofer, J.Macháček, Heat Capacity and Phonon Spectra of AIIIN - Experiment and Calculation, J.Therm.Anal.Calorim. 95 (2009) 403-407.
  • D.Sedmidubský, R.J.M.Konings, P.Souček, Ab-initio calculations and Phase Diagram Assessments of An-Al Systems (An = U, Np, Pu),J.Nucl.Mater. 397 (2010) 1-7.
  • D.Gryaznov, D.Sedmidubský, E. Heifets, Density functional theory calculations on magnetic properties of actinide compounds, J. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12 (2010) 12273-12278
  • D. Sedmidubský, V. Jakeš, O. Jankovský, J. Leitner, Z. Sofer, J. Hejtmánek, Phase Equilibria in Ca-Co-O system, J. Sol. St. Chem. 194 (2012) 199-205
  • P.Holba, D.Sedmidubský, Heat capacity equations for nonstoichiometric solids, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 113 (2013) 239-245
  • D.Sedmidubský, P.Holba, Material properties of nonstoichiometric solids, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 120(2015) 183-188
Updated: 16.9.2016 11:14, Author: D7D

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