Research Topic Groups





New materials/Nanostructures














Summary of Results

  • publications in impacted journals: 30 (up to April 2022), 42 in total (as of 2024)
  • joint publications (CEITEC + Advanced partner): 18 published, 8 to be published
  • competitive funding obtained as a result/on behalf of SINNCE:  2 335 260 EUR (SINNCE grant 998 012 EUR)

Table of publications - published

RTGPublication                            Synergy with other RTGs or institutions 
RTG1Uhlíř et al.,  Single-layer graphene on epitaxial FeRh thin films. Appl. Surf. Sci. 514, (2020), 145923  
RTG1Kormoš et al., Complex k-Uniform Tilings by a Simple Bitopic Precursor Self-Assembled on Ag(001) Surface. Nat. Commun. 11 (2020), 1856
RTG1Wagner et al., Direct assessment of the acidity of individual surface hydroxyls. Nature 592 (2021), 772TUW
RTG1Chen et al., Water Structures Reveal Local Hydrophobicity on the In2O3(111) Surface,  ACS Nano 2022, 16, 21163−21173TUW
RTG2Vykoukal et al., Thermal properties of Ag@Ni core-shell nanoparticles, Calphad 69 (2020), 101741
RTG2Kundrát et al.,  Preparation of ultrafine fibrous uranium dioxide by electrospinning, Journal of Nuclear Materials 528 (2020), 151877 
RTG2Kundrát et al., Preparation of thorium dioxide nanofibers by electrospinning, Journal of Nuclear Materials 534 (2020) 152153 
RTG2Sopoušek et al., Continuous Flow Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Using Water-in-Oil Microemulsion, Colloid Journal volume 82, pages 727–734 (2020)
RTG2Kundrát et al., Synthesis and characterization of WS2/SiO2 microfibers, J. Mat. Sci. 56 (2021) 10834WIS
RTG2Kundrát et al., Preparation of polycrystalline tungsten nanofibers by needleless electrospinning, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 900 (2022) 163542
RTG2Kundrát et al., Nanofibers of solid-solution thorium(IV)-uranium(IV) oxides by electrospinning, Journal of Nuclear Materials 566 (2022) 153731
RTG2Kundrát et al., W18O49 Nanowhiskers Decorating SiO2 Nanofibers: Lessons from In Situ SEM/TEM Growth to Large Scale Synthesis and Fundamental Structural Understanding, Crystal Growth & Design, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.3c01094WIS, RTG3, RTG5
RTG3Bouchal et al., Geometric-Phase Microscopy for Quantitative Phase Imaging of Isotropic, Birefringent and SpaceVariant Polarization Samples, Sci. Rep. 9, 3608 (2019)
RTG3Stöger-Pollach et al., Fundamentals of cathodoluminescence in a STEM: The impact of sample geometry and electron beam energy on light emission of semiconductors. Ultramicroscopy, vol. 200, 2019, p. 111TUW, RTG5
RTG3Bouchal et al., Non-diffracting light in nature: Anomalously reflected self-healing Bessel beams from jewel scarabs. APL Photonics 4(12), 126102, 2019
RTG3Schovánek et al.,  Optical topography of rough surfaces using vortex localization of fluorescent markers, Opt. Lett. 45(16), 4468-4471 (2020)
RTG3Stöger-Pollach et al., Using Čerenkov radiation for measuring the refractive index in thick samples by interferometric cathodoluminescence. Ultramicroscopy 214 (2020) 113011TUW, RTG5
RTG3Horák et al., Magnetic Near Field Imaging with Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Based on Babinet's Principle, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2020, suppl.TUW, RTG4
RTG3Fordey et al., Single-Shot Three-Dimensional Orientation Imaging of Nanorods Using Spin to Orbital Angular Momentum Conversion, Nano Lett. 21, 7244–7251 (2021)
RTG3Schmidt et al., : Fundamental limit of plasmonic cathodoluminescence. Nano Letters, vol. 21, 2021, p. 590-596TUW
RTG3Stöger-Pollach et al., Important aspects of investigating optical excitations in semiconductors using a scanning transmission electron microscope, J. Microsc. 2023;1–8.
RTG3Stöger-Pollach et al., A correction for higher-order refraction in cathodoluminescence spectrometry, Ultramicroscopy 251 (2023), 113770

RTG4Mach et al., Low temperature selective growth of GaN single crystals on pre-patterned Si substrates, Applied Surface Science, Volume 497, 2019, 143705
RTG4Bouchal et al., High-Resolution Quantitative Phase Imaging of Plasmonic Metasurfaces with Sensitivity down to a Single Nanoantenna,  NANO LETTERS 19(2), p. 1242 - 1250, 2019RTG3
RTG4Liška et al., Effect of deposition angle on fabrication of plasmonic gold nanocones and nanodiscs, Microelectronic Engineering, Volume 228, 2020, 111326.RTG3
RTG4Křápek et al., Independent engineering of individual plasmon modes in plasmonic dimers with conductive and capacitive coupling. Nanophotonics 9 (2020) 623-632TUW, RTG3
RTG4Bitton et al., Vacuum Rabi splitting of a dark plasmonic cavity mode revealed by fast electrons, Nature Communications 11, 487 (2020), January 24, 2020WIS
RTG4Gupta et al., Complex plasmon-exciton dynamics revealed through quantum dot light emission in a nanocavity, Nature Communications volume 12, Article number:  1310 (2021)WIS
RTG4Piastek et al., Correlative Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron Microscopy: The Role of Single Ga Islands in Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene, J. Phys. Chem. C 2022, 126, 9, 4508–4514 
RTG4Gallina et al., Strongly Coupled Plasmon and Phonon Polaritons as Seen by Photon and Electron Probes, PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED 19, 024042 (2023)
RTG4Bitton et al., Plasmonic Cavities and Individual Quantum Emitters in the Strong Coupling Limit, Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55, 1659−1668
RTG4Gallina et al., Strong coupling in an Au plasmonic antenna- SiO2 layer system: A hybrid-mode analysis, Physical Review B, 107, 1215, March 2023, 125144
RTG5Kolíbal et al., Formation of Tungsten Oxide Nanowires by Electron-Beam-Enhanced Oxidation of WS2 Nanotubes and Platelets, J. Phys. Chem C 2019, 123, 9552WIS, RTG3
RTG5Wang et al., Collector Droplet Behavior during Formation of Nanowire Junctions, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 6498-6504
RTG5Rothman et al., Kinetics of Guided Growth of Horizontal GaN Nanowires on Flat and Faceted Sapphire Surfaces. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 624WIS
RTG5Bartošík et al, Mechanism and Suppression of Physisorbed-Water-Caused Hysteresis in Graphene FET Sensors. ACS Sensors, 2020, 9, 2940-2949ETH
RTG5Stöger-Pollach et al., Coherent light emission in cathodoluminescence when using GaAs in a scanning (transmission) electron microscope, Ultramicroscopy Volume 224, May 2021, 113260TUW
RTG5Pejchal et al., Ga interaction with ZnO surfaces: Diffusion and melt-back etching. Applied Surface Science 2022, 583, 152475
RTG5Sreedhara et al., Nanotubes from the misfit layered compound (SmS)1.19TaS2: Atomic structure, charge-transfer and electrical properties, Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 4, 1838–1853WIS
RTG5Rothman et al., Real-Time Study of Surface-Guided Nanowire Growth by In Situ Scanning Electron Microscopy, ACS Nano 2022 16 (11), 18757-18766WIS
RTG6Slavík et al., Multi-Electrode Array with a Planar Surface for Cell Patterning by Microprinting, Sensors 2019, 19(24), 5379, December 5, 2019
RTG6Kartci et al., Comparison of on-chip MIS capacitors based on stacked HfO2 /Al2O3 nanolaminates, Materials Today Communications 33, (2022), 104664TUW

Manuscripts (submitted or in preparation)

RTGTitle (or working topic)StatusSynergy
RTG1M. Blatnik, F. Calcinelli, A. Jeindl, P. Jacobson, M. Schmid, J. Čechal, O. T. Hofmann, U. Diebold, M. Wagner: Square molecule on a hexagonal oxide surface: Copper-phthalocyanine on In2O3(111)in preparationTUW
RTG2Vojtech Kundrat, Vit Vykoukal, Zdenek Moravec, Zdenek Kral, Petr Machac, Lucie Simonikova, Jiri Pinkas, Multigram preparation of tungsten microfibers via needle-less electrospinning of phosphotungstic acidin preparation
RTG2Vojtech Kundrat, Rita Rosentsveig, Olga Brontvein, Reshef Tenne, Jiri Pinkas: Synthesis and characterization of MoS2 microfibersin preparationWIS
RTG32D chemical real time imaging of the catalytic oxidation of CO to CO2 on Pt surfacefinalising experimentsETH
RTG3Zhu Jun, Marc Willinger, P. Bábor, Layer-by-layer growth of bilayer graphene single-crystals enabled by self-transmitting catalytic activitysubmitted (Nature Materials)ETH
RTG3Bouchal P., Vortex beam generation by the retroreflection of circularly polarized light from dielectric microspheresunder review       (Laser and Photonics ReviewsRTG4
RTG3Horák M., Spatio-spectral resolution of plasmon modes in gold nanodisc dimersin preparationRTG4
RTG4Enhancement of the second-harmonic generation (SHG) using a metasurface fabricated from 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) ultra-thin filmfinalising experimentsETH
RTG5Kachtík, L., Citterberg, D., Bukvišová, K., Kejík, L., Ligmajer, F., Kovařík, M., Musálek, T., Zak, A., Tenne, R., Šikola, T., Kolíbal, M. Chiral nanoparticle chains on inorganic nanotube templatesin preparationWIS, RTG2, RTG4
RTG5Ukropcová, I., Štubian, M., Dao, R., Kolíbal, M., Šikola, T., Willinger, M., Wang, Z.-J., Zlámal, J., Bábor, P. Electron tweezers: manipulating liquid droplets on solid surfaces by electron beam. in preparationETH, RTG3
RTG5Wang, Z.-J. et al., Chirality-to-twisting conversion and growth of multilayer graphene spirals. submittedETH, RTG3
RTG5Wang, Z.-J. et al., Layer-by-layer growth of graphene and h-BN few-layers enabled by self-transmitting catalytic activity on platinumsubmittedETH, RTG3

Table of awarded grants

RTGGrant identificationFunding obtained


Chemical Reactivity of In2O3 Surfaces. FWF: Elise Richter Project, 2021-2023

278000 EUR
RTG1Azin Shasavar: International mobility of researchers - MSCA - BUT – IV, MŠMT OP VVV IMPROVE IV111000 EUR
RTG1Zdeněk Jakub: Indirect Magnetic Interactions: Tuning by Electric Field, MSCA-IF-EF-ST (101027667) 156980 EUR
RTG1​Growth of organic semiconductors on graphene: from the first monolayer formation to molecular multilayers, 2022 - 2024 (GACR)359200 EUR
RTG1Molecular Nanoarchitectonics on Topological Insulator Surfaces, 2022-2024 (GACR)295480 EUR
​RTG1In-situ and ex-situ investigations of organic semiconductor growth and properties on two-dimensional MoS2 van der Waals substrates, 2021-2022 (MEYS Mobility; with Montanuniversität Leoben)5160 EUR
RTG4Luminiscence of 2D semiconductors in near- and far-fields, 2019-2021 (GACR)236520 EUR
RTG4Localized plasmon-enhanced absorption upon strong coupling, 2020-2022 (GACR)256920 EUR
RTG4Design and fabrication of optically tunable dielectric metasurfaces for visible and infrared wavelengths (TA CR)242960 EUR
RTG4Andrea Konečná: International Mobility of Researchers MSCA-IF-IV supported by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, 2021-2023115750 EUR
RTG4Heat-driven phase transition in plasmonic nanostructures probed by analytical electron microscopy (TACR)277320 EUR