About department

Field of Scientific Interest

 

The VILA (Vitrum Laugaricio) department, as a joint laboratory of the IIC SAS, TNUAD and FChPT STU focuses its activities at the study of fundamental relations among composition, structure and physical properties of inorganic non-metallic materials, with special focus on oxide glasses, glass forming melts and preparation of new types of glasses.

In addition to that, the department is focused at development of transparent and luminescent polycrystalline ceramics (for example yttria or yttrium aluminium garnet – YAG, YAG/Al2O3). Special attention is paid to viscous flow sintering of glass with YAG, YAG/Al2O3 composition with following crystallization and obtaining ceramics out of glass. The research includes also characterization of the microstructure, mechanical and optical properties together with studying of the relations between the composition and structure of grain boundary phases and the properties of polycrystalline ceramic materials.

 

  • Head of department: prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, DrSc.

 

International and National Projects

CEDITEK II. – Support of R&D activities of the Centre for quality testing and diagnostics of materials
European Regional Development Fund
Operational Program: Integrated infrastructure, ITMS2014+: 313011W442
Project coordinator Alexander Dubček University Trenčín
Partners IIC SAS, IMR SAS, KONŠTRUKTA – Defence, a.s., MIKON spol. s r.o.
Trvanie projektu: 01/2019 – 06/2023

 

Outputs in 2022

  • Najafzadehkhoee A. – Talimian A. – Maca K. – Bermejo R. – Galusek D. FLAW-INSENSITIVE TRANSPARENT CERAMICS FOR FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS, Congress Centre SAS, Smolenice, 3. – 4. May 2023, ISBN 978-80-973578-7-0 Acknowledgements and contributions: CEDITEK II., ITMS2014: 313011W442 (0.5), Projekt FunGlass, H2020 No 739566 (0.5)
  • Karbalaei Akbari M. – Siraj Lopa N. – Shahriari M. – Najafzadehkhoee A. – Galusek D. – Zhuiykov S. Functional Two-Dimensional Materials for Bioelectronic Neural Interfacing, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 2023, 14(1); doi: 10.3390/jfb14010035 IF2022 4.8 Acknowledgements and contributions: CEDITEK II., ITMS2014: 313011W442 (0.5); Research program of University of Ghent, Global Campus Korea (0.5)
  • Chromčíková M. – Svoboda R. – Hruška B – Pecučová B. – Nowicka A. Thermo-kinetic and structural characterization of Ce-doped glasses based on Bioglass 45S5. Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 304, 1 August 2023, 27833, doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2023.127833 IF2022 4.6; Acknowledgements and contributions: VEGA 2/0091/20 (0.2), APVV-21-0016 (0.2), CEGLASS, ITMS code is 313011R453 (0.1), CEDITEK II., ITMS2014+ code 313011W442 (0.4); The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – grant no. LM2018103 (0.1)
  • Putenpurayil Govindan N. – Najafzadehkhoee A.* –Talimian A. – Pouchly V. – Michalková M.Svancarek P. – Klement R. – Galusek D. Sintering of Ce3+-doped yttria nanoparticles prepared by precipitation method. Open Ceramics 13 (2023) 100315; doi: 10.1016/j.oceram.2022.100315 Acknowledgements and contributions: CEDITEK II., ITMS2014+ code 313011W442 (0.7), H2020 739566 (0.1), APVV 0019–10 (0.1), VEGA 2/0028/21 (0.1)

Outputs in 2022 (download)

 

Zero-thermal-quenching phosphors for NUV converted pc-WLEDs application
(Luminofory s nulovým teplotným zhášaním luminiscencie pre aplikácie v pc-WLED s NUV excitáciou)
Programme: VEGA 1/0476/22
Project coordinator Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Duration: 01/2022 – 12/2024
Structure and properties of bioactive glasses doped with ions with potential therapeutic and antibacterial effects
(Štruktúra a vlastnosti bio aktívnych skiel dopovaných iónmi s potenciálne terapeutickými a antibakteriálnymi účinkami)
Programme: 2/0164/2
Project coordinator IIC SAS
Principal investigator from IIC doc. Ing. Mária Chromčíková, PhD.
Duration: 01/2020 – 12/2023
Development and characterisation of spherical microparticles for preparation of advanced 3D glass and glass-ceramic structures
(Vývoj a charakterizácia sférických mikročastíc vhodných na prípravu 3D sklených a sklo-keramických štruktúr)
Programme: 1/0456/20
Project coordinator Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Principal investigator IIC SAS IIC SAS, Ing. Monika Michálková, PhD.
Duration: 01/2020 – 12/2023
Advanced materials with eutectic microstructure for high temperature and functional applications
(Vývoj a charakterizácia sférických mikročastíc vhodných na prípravu 3D sklených a sklo-keramických štruktúr)
Programme: APVV-19-0010
Project coordinator Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Principal investigator IIC SAS Ing. Anna Prnová, PhD.
Duration: 01/2020 – 12/2024

 

Selected publications

CHROMČÍKOVÁ, M** – SVOBODA, R – PECUŠOVÁ, B – HRUŠKA, B – HUJOVÁ, M – NOWICKA, A – LIŠKA, M. Effect of lithium doping on the glass transition behavior of the Bioglass 45S5. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2022, vol. 594, p. 121797-1-121797-7. (2021: 4.458 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 0.751 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2022.121797

CHROMČÍKOVÁ, M** – SVOBODA, R – HRUŠKA, B – OSIPOV, AA – OSIPOVA, LM – PECUŠOVÁ, B – NOWICKA, A – LIŠKA, M. Thermokinetic behavior of the Al2O3-PbO-B2O3 glasses. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2022, vol. 576, p. 121230-1-121230-11. (2021: 4.458 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 0.751 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2021.121230

KURTULDU, F* – MUTLU, N* – BOCCACCINI, A** – GALUSEK, D**. Gallium containing bioactive materials: A review of anticancer, antibacterial, and osteogenic properties. In Bioactive materials, 2022, vol. 17, p. 125-146. (2021: 16.874 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 2.281 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioactmat.2021.12.034

MAJEROVÁ, M** – ŠKRÁTEK, M – HRUŠKA, B – DVUREČENSKIJ, A – ŠVANČÁREK, P – PRNOVÁ, A – CIGÁŇ, A – KRAXNER, J – MAŇKA, J – GALUSEK, D. Structure and magnetic properties of Ni- doped gehlenite glass microspheres. In Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2022, vol. 546, art. no. 168859. (2021: 3.097 – IF, Q3 – JCR, 0.606 – SJR, Q2 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2021.168859

MEHTA, A** – KARBOUCHE, K – KRAXNER, J – ELSAYED, H – GALUSEK, D – BERNARDO, E. Upcycling of pharmaceutical glass into highly porous ceramics: From foams to membranes. In Materials, 2022, vol. 15, no. 11, art. no. 3784. (2021: 3.748 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 0.604 – SJR, Q2 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15113784

MEHTA, A** – COLUSSO, E – KRAXNER, J – GALUSEK, D – BERNARDO, E. Waste-derived glass as a precursor for inorganic polymers: From foams to photocatalytic destructors for dye removal. In Ceramics International, 2022, vol. 48, no. 12, p. 27631-27636. (2021: 5.532 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 0.887 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2022.06.059

MOSAS, KKA** – CHANDRASEKAR, AR** – DASAN, A – PAKSERESHT, A – GALUSEK, D**. Recent advancements in materials and coatings for biomedical implants. In Gels: open access journal, 2022, vol. 8, no. 5, p. 323-1-323-35. (2021: 4.432 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 0.693 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.3390/gels8050323

MUTLU, N – LIVERANI, L – KURTULDU, F – GALUSEK, D** – BOCCACCINI, A**. Zinc improves antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and cell motility activity of chitosan for wound healing applications. In International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2022, vol. 213, p. 845-857. (2021: 8.025 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 1.100 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2022.05.199

NAJAFZADEHKHOEE, A** – TALIMIAN, A – SEDLÁČEK, J – LISNICHUK, M – HVIZDOŠ, P – GALUSEK, D. Translucent yttrium oxide ceramics from low-density green bodies shaped by uniaxial pressing. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2022, vol. 42, no. 11, p. 4623-4630. (2021: 6.364 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 1.107 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.04.036

PRNOVÁ, A**VALÚCHOVÁ, J – MICHÁLKOVÁ, M – PECUŠOVÁ, B – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, M – ŠVANČÁREK, P – HANZEL, O – POUCHLÝ, V – GALUSEK, D. Pressure assisted sintering of Al2O3–Y2O3 glass microspheres: sintering conditions, grain size, and mechanical properties of sintered ceramics. In Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2022, vol. 94, no. 2, p. 157-167. (2021: 2.320 – IF, Q3 – JCR, 0.440 – SJR, Q2 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1515/pac-2021-0705

ŠVANČÁREK, P** – KLEMENT, R** – WISNIEWSKI, W – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, M – GALUSEK, D. ZnO-doped Y2O3 ceramic: A prospective warm white light fluorescent material. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2022, vol. 42, no. 5, p. 2478-2486. (2021: 6.364 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 1.107 – SJR, Q1 – SJR). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.12.054

 

Foreign Cooperating Institutions

  • Saint Gobain Advanced Ceramics, Turnov, Czech Republic
  • Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Institute for Single Crystals, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Department of Materials, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Department of Materials, Imperial College, London
  • VŠChT Praha, Czech Republic
  • TU Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • VTUO Brno, Czech Republic