FP6 priority
1.1.3   Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences, Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials and New Production Processes and Devices
Title of the proposal

Physics and local atomic orderig in modern nanoscale systems prepared from amorphous state

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics
Dubravska cesta 9, 842 28 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Peter SVEC, Dr.
+421 2 5941 0561

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

- complex disordered metallic systems prepared by rapid quenching
- nanocrystalline metallic systems by controlled crystallization of amorphous alloys
- high-performance soft magnetic systems in nanocrystalline state
- lightweight high-strength aluminium alloys
- compactization of nanoaluminum alloys by rapid quenching and severe plastic deformation
- high-resolution characterization and quantification of local atomic ordering in complex amorphous and nanocrystalline metallic alloy systems
- cluster structure of amorphous systems
- investigation of dynamic effects during nanocrystal formation through analysis of nucleation processes, electrical noise manifestations and stochastic process methods
- MD and MC simulations of amorphous, nano and quasicrystalline systems and their atomic structure and electronic properties
- development and optimisation of properties of soft-magnetic nanocrystalline materials by controlled nanograin size distribution
- magnetoelastic sensors for biomedical applications

Recent international cooperation of the research team

1. NATO Science for Peace Project: Magnetolastic properties of rapidly quenched materials.. (
2. EU RTN: Manufacture and characterization of nanostructured Al alloys (

Proposerīs relevant publications related to the research subject

K. Kristiakova, P. Svec, Origin of cluster and void structure in melt-quenched Fe-Co-B metallic glasses by positron annihilation at low temperatures, Phys. Rev. B64 (2001) 014204.

K. Kristiakova, P. Svec, Continuous distribution of thermodynamic microprocesses in complex metastable systems, Phys. Rev. B64 (2001) 184202.

P. Svec, K. Kristiakova, P. Duhaj, D. Janickovic, Energetics of formation of nanocrystalline structure in Finemet, Nanoperm and Hitperm alloys, Czech J. Phys. 52 (2002) 145.

K. Kristiakova, P. Svec, Distribution of thermodynamic processes controlling (nano)crystallization of iron-based metallic glasses, Scripta Materialia 44 (2001) 1275.

K. Kristiakova, P. Svec, D. Janickovic, Short range order and micromechanism controlling nanocrystallization of Iron-Cobalt based metallic glasses, Mater. Transaction JIM 42 (2001) 1523.