Our colleagues attended Plathinium conference in Antibes (France).
September 15, 2023
Visit at Tokyo Metropolitan University
Assoc. prof. Souček and dr. Klein visited Tokyo Metropolitan University.
September 01, 2023
New article in Plasma Sources Science and Technology
Our new paper deals with diagnostics of bipolar HiPIMS and was done in cooperation with the Linköping University.
August 02, 2023
Semion RFEA System
We have acquired a new device that extends the current capabilities in plasma diagnostics.
July 14, 2023
Conference: HIPIMS 2023
Our PhD student Martin Učík attended the HIPIMS conference in Venlo, Netherlands.
June 15, 2023
Conference: EMRS 2023
Our colleagues attended European Materials Research Society Conference in Strasbourg, France.
June 01, 2023
Heart of Europe workshop
Traditional meeting of groups from ÚFE MUNI Brno, TU Wien and MFF UK Bratislava.
March 13, 2023
The visit to Łukasiewicz – Institute for Sustainable Technologies
Professor Vašina and assoc. prof. Souček visited Łukasiewicz – Institute for Sustainable Technologies in Radom.
February 22, 2023
We published two new articles
New articles were published in the Surface and Coatings Technology and Vacuum journals.
February 07, 2023
Open Days at Sci MUNI
We presented physics programs and the work in our laboratories.
January 24, 2023
Michael Kroker's Ph.D. Thesis Defense
Michael Kroker successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis and received the title of doctor in Plasma Physics.
January 12, 2023
Newly received research grants
Currently, we have one new project under the GAČR call and two new TREND projects.
December 18, 2022
Masaryk University prorector's awards for exceptional results during postgraduate studies
Our two absolvents received prorector’s awards for exceptional results obtained during their Ph.D. studies.
December 08, 2022
The second Flexilab deposition system arrived from HVM
Currently, in our laboratory, we have two Flexilab deposition systems developed by HVM Plasma.
November 30, 2022
Stanislava Debnárová's Ph.D. Thesis Defense
Stanislava Debnárová successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis and was awarded the title doctor in Plasma Physics.
September 27, 2022
Our doctoral students defended their dissertations
Katarína and Marta defended their dissertations and were awarded Ph.D. Congratulations to the doctors!
June 14, 2022
What Should I Read This Summer?
Check out our latest publication work from the first half of 2022 to ensure you have enough to read during summer evenings.
June 10, 2022
Conference: ICMCTF 2022
Finally after three long years the ICMTF conference was held again and our team did no miss it.
June 09, 2022
Alcatel SCM 650 upgrade
The SCM 650 sputtering system was upgraded with new parts in the electric and control unit, vacuum, and gas distribution subsystems.
April 25, 2022
New article in Surface & Coatings Technology
The new paper deals with the thermal stability of Nb-B-C coatings and was a cooperation with the Materials Chemistry group of RWTH Aachen
January 27, 2022
Lecture: Assoc. Prof. František Lofaj
In January we had a special guest, Assoc. Prof. František Lofaj gave us a lecture about hybrid processes in the HiTUS system
January 19, 2022
Tereza Schmidtova's Ph.D. Thesis Defense
Tereza Schmidtova successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis and became a doctor in Plasma Physics
January 18, 2022
New article published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
In Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics is available our newest publication.
October 05, 2021
New team member
Pavel Ondračka is a new team member dealing with an Ab Initio Modelling of Materials at PVDLab.
October 01, 2021
Stanislava Debnárová received the Dean's Award for the best doctoral students.
June 29, 2021
Katarína Bernátová received the Rector's Award for excellent doctoral students
June 16, 2021
New article published in PSST
In Plasma Sources Science and Technology is available our newest publication.
June 15, 2021
An opportunity to apply for a researcher position in Ab Initio Modelling of Materials at PVDLab.
February 17, 2021
Open Days at MU 2021, this time, online
This year, we guide online the visitors of the Open days at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University.
January 27, 2021
Deposition system Flexilab from HVM
Despite its compact design the Flexilab system developed by HVM Plasma is highly versatile for R&D deposition of next-gen functional coatings.
November 15, 2020
Quarantine has been a benefit to article writing, Coatings journal has just published our latest one
Our latest article about industrially sputtered Ta-B-C coatings has just been published in Coatings journal.
August 31, 2020
New article chosen as a "Featured Article" in Journal of Applied Physics
The Editors felt that our article was one of the journal's best, and have chosen to promote it as a Featured Article.
July 29, 2020
Matej Fekete's Ph.D. Thesis Defense
Matej Fekete successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis and became a doctor in Plasma Physics.
June 19, 2020
Postdoctoral researcher position
An opportunity to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in the field of PVD deposition and thin film analysis at PVDLab.
May 21, 2020
Visitor: prof. André Anders
Professor André Anders from Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering in Germany accepted our invitation to Brno.
March 09, 2020
Visit from Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Julian Held, Sascha Monjé and professor Achim von Keudell from Ruhr-Universität Bochumm in Germany.
March 04, 2020
Workshop: PSE Satellite 2020
In February 2020, we attended the Workshop on Plasma-Based Synthesis of Nanomaterials, which was held in Prague.
February 10, 2020
Doors Open Days at Sci MUNI
We presented study program Physics and the work in the laboratories.
January 25, 2020
New Open Access publication in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
In Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics is available our newest Open Access publication.
January 15, 2020
New publication in Surface and Coatings Technology
In the Surface and Coatings Technology journal was published the new article by doctor S. Mirzaei.
December 17, 2019
PhD defence of Saeed Mirzaei
Member of our team and our colleague Saeed Mirzaei defended his PhD thesis.
December 09, 2019
New open access publication in Plasma Sources Science and Technology
New article was published in the Plasma Sources Science and Technology journal.
December 05, 2019
Fall meeting at MUNI
We hosted a meeting of three research groups dealing with the preparation and analysis of thin films in the last week of November.
November 25, 2019
Visitor: prof. Daniel Lundin from Linkoping University
Professor Daniel Lundin accepted our invitation to Brno, and he presented three lectures
November 12, 2019
Visitor: Docent Tomas Nyrberg from Uppsala University
Doc. Tomas Nyrberg (Uppsala University, Sweden) accepted an invitation from doc. Souček and visited us at the end of October.
October 30, 2019
Workshop at RWTH Aachen
At the beginning of October 2019 three of our co-workers participated in a workshop at RWTH Aachen University.
October 11, 2019
Prof. Vašina and dr. Hnilica attended the Plasma Thin film International Union Meeting (PLATHINIUM).
October 01, 2019
Night of Scientists 2019
We opened the door to our laboratory on Friday 27th of September 2019 during the Night of Scientists 2019.
September 27, 2019
PhD Day 2019
We presented our research group during the PhD Day 2019 on Thursday, September the 19th for a possible PhD students.
September 19, 2019
Open Day MUNI 2019
We presented study program Physics and the work in our laboratories on Friday, September the 13th for the high school students.
September 13, 2019
Postdoctoral researcher position
An opportunity to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in the field of PVD deposition and analysis of advanced thin films is now open at PVDLab.
September 12, 2019
Conference: AEPSE 2019
Matej Fekete talked about influence of ionized sputtered species on hysteresis behavior of reactive HiPIMS at the 12th Asian-European International Conference on PLasma Surface Engineering, which was held in Jeju (South Korea).
September 02, 2019
New publication in Surface and Coating Technology
Check out our latest publication in Surface and Coating Technology journal.
August 30, 2019
Conference: PPPS 2019
Dr Klein attended the IEEE Pulsed Power & Plasma Science Conference PPPS 2019.
July 09, 2019
Dean’s prize for the outstanding outcome of research, development or other creative activity was awarded to our PhD student Matej Fekete.
July 02, 2019
Conference: HiPIMS 2019
Our colleague Katarína Bernátová attended 10th HiPIMS-Conference 2019 – International Conference on Sputter Technology.
June 28, 2019
Habilitation of Pavel Souček
A member of our research group, associate professor Pavel Souček habilitated in the field of Plasma physics.
June 27, 2019
Conference: ISSP 2019
ISSP conference was held in Kanazawa (Japan) in June 2019, where we presented our results during oral presentation.
June 26, 2019
Visitor: prof. Jón Tómas Guðmundsson from Iceland
Within the INNOLEC program prof. Jón Tómas Guðmundsson from University of Iceland presented two lectures on HiPIMS
June 17, 2019
Conference: ICMCTF 2019
ICMCTF conference was held in San Diego (CA, USA) in May 2019. We had three oral contributions in three thematic sections.
June 08, 2019
Business Research Forum 2019
On Thursday April the 25th we attended third Business Research Forum of the Masaryk University.
April 25, 2019
At the turn of February and March 2019, prof. Vašina and dr. Soucek attended ICAPT-7 in the Vietnamese city of Hue.
March 12, 2019
Newly obtained GAČR project
We obtained a project from the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic.
March 01, 2019
Visit at HVM Plasma in Prague
We gladly accepted an invitation to company HVM Plasma in Prague to see their R&D facility.
February 14, 2019
Open Doors Days at Sci MUNI
We presented study program Physics and the work in the laboratories for the high school students.
January 26, 2019
Physical Saturday for high schools
We opened our laboratories on Saturday January the 12th 2019 for the high school students of the 2nd grade.
January 12, 2019
Pour féliciter 2019
Merry Christmas and our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year wish you prof. Petr Vašina and whole team of PVDlab.
December 24, 2018
New HiPIMS power supply made by Ionautics
We have acquired two new HiPIMS power supply made by Ionautics to our lab.
December 17, 2018
Dr. Souček's habilitation thesis defence
Succesful habilitation thesis defence of our colleague dr. Pavel Souček took place at a public session of the faculty scientific board.
December 14, 2018
Visit of prof. J.M. Schneider and Dr. Z. Czigány
Prof. J. M. Schneider and Dr. Z. Czigány visited our laboratory within the INNOLEC program.
December 10, 2018
Newly obtained GAČR project
A financial support was granted for a new project from 1st January 2019.
November 29, 2018
Fall meeting at TU Wien: Heart of Europe – Thin Films Workshop
TU Wien hosted Thin Films Workshop where we met research group from Austria and Slovakia
November 28, 2018
Week of Science and Technology 2018
We opened the door to our laboratory during the Week of Science and Technology 2018.
November 12, 2018
Visitors from Advanced Technologies Research Institute in Trnava, Slovakia
We performed joint experiments with colleagues from the Advanced Technologies Research Institute.
October 30, 2018
Night of Scientists 2018
We opened the door to our laboratory on Friday 5th of October during the Night of Scientists 2018.
October 12, 2018
Newly obtained projects (January 2018)
A financial support was granted for two new projects from 1st January 2018.
January 01, 2018
Conference: RSD 2017
The conference took place in Pilsen.
December 06, 2017
Visitor: dr. Nikolay Britun from the University of Mons
Dr. Nikolay Britun from the University of Mons visited our research facility.
November 20, 2017
Conference: ITFPC 2017
SFV organized the conference ITFPC in Nancy (France)
October 27, 2017