Department of Multilayers and Nanostructures

Head of Department:Ing. Matej Jergel, DrSc.
Deputy head:RNDr. Eva Majková, DrSc.
Employees:list of employees of DMN

Research activity

The main research activities at the department are:

  • development of planar and patterned thin films and multilayers for applications in X-UV optics, spintronics and sensors
  • synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles and complex studies of the nanoparticle self‑assembly effects and new phase formation
  • preparation of ordered two- and three-dimensional nanoparticle assemblies and their application in highly sensitive gas detectors and strain gauges
  • development and preparation of organic solar cells employing plasmonic nanoparticles
  • development of technology of preparation of graphene and graphene oxide thin films and their application in photovoltaics and sensors
  • development of superhydrophobic multifunctional coatings
  • electron structure and defects in organic and inorganic semiconductors and hybrid layered systems
  • development and application of advanced X-ray methods and elements of X-ray diffractive optics for characterization of nanostructures and interfaces
  • development of unique laboratory equipments for diagnostics of nanostructures


The department has at disposal an up-to-date technological and diagnostics infrastructure for research in the domain of nanosciences and nanotechnologies that is concentrated in the laboratory cluster Nanolab, including:

  • laboratory of deposition from liquid phase
  • laboratory of ion beam technologies
  • laboratory of PVD deposition
  • laboratory of photovoltaics
  • laboratory of laser beam technologies
  • preparatory chemical and thermal treatment laboratory
  • X–ray laboratory
  • laboratory of optical and spectroscopic techniques
  • laboratory of scanning probe techniques
  • laboratory of electrical and electro-chemical measurements
  • laboratory of magnetic measurements