The Department of Macromolecular Physics was established as the Department of Polymers in 1974. At present, our department is conducting research in the fields of physics of nanomaterials, physics of polymers and macromolecular solids and theoretical physics


Plasma agriculture
31. březen 2024

Is it possible to use plasma in agriculture? The article "Plasma Treatment Modifies Element Distribution in Seed Coating and Affects Further Germination and Plant Growth through Interaction with Soil Microbiome", which was just published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and in which O. Kylián participated, tries to find an answer to this question. 

APS award
20. March 2024

We would like to congratulate V. Holubec on being one of only two scientists from the Czech Republic to be awarded APS’s 2024 Outstanding Referee

More details and a complete list of awarded scientists may be found here

DE-CZ nanoworkshop
15. March 2024

Together with colleagues from the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, we are organizing a traditional German-Czech workshop on nanomaterials. This workshop will be held on June 10 and 11, 2024 in the premises of the Institute of Physics.

More details may be found here

GAUKy 2024
15. March 2024

Congratulations to our students for receiving funding for their research projects from the Charles University Grant Agency! Greetings come to:

  • D. Voráč: Elusive delayed interactions in active matter
  • E.P. Cital: Generalization of thermodynamic uncertainty relations for underdamped systems
Mobility 2024
10. February 2024

Z. Krtouš and V. Březina received funds to cover the costs associated with their internships at prestigious foreign institutions:

  • V. Březina: Peter-Debye-Institute fro Soft Matter Physics, Uni Leipzig, Germany
  • Z. Krtouš: University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
10. February 2024

Nanoparticles of metal oxides have very wide applications in various fields. As we have shown in the just published article in Ceramics International, an interesting application of V2O5 nanoparticles is their use as a platform for non-plasmonic surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.


Nový projekt GAČR
10. February 2024

As part of an international scientific project, we participated in the development and preparation of new semi-transparent titanium oxide nanotubular coatings doped with silver with tunable morphology.

The results of this study were published in the journal ACS Applied Nano Materials.

Antivirální povlaky
10. February 2024

As the recent epidemic of COVID-19 has shown, to ensure safety, it is necessary to have materials available that enable the effective destruction of viruses. O. Kylián, in cooperation with JU, participated in the development of a unique antiviral coating for respirators, which is based on galvanic corrosion of copper. More can be found in the publication published in the journal  ACS Applied Nano Materials.

Nový projekt GAČR
11. December 2023

Since the 1st of January 2024, two new GAČR projects will be running in our department:

  • Plasma-assisted synthesis of hybrid nanomaterials for laser-driven proton-boron nuclear fusion (A. Shukurov)

  • Nanomaterials based on conductive polymers for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Nový projekt GAČR
10. December 2023

Metallic nanofluids consisting of Ag nanoparticles prepared using a gas aggregation source and poly(ethylene glycol) demonstrated a memristive (memory) effect. Nanoparticles form 3D conductive bridges in an electric field. The electric current passing through the bridges has a jumping character, reminiscent of the process of information transmission in biological neural networks. These results were published in Advanced Functional Materials.

10. December 2023

At the conference XII iPlasmaNano, which was organised on the French island Guadeloupe, O.Kylián gave an invited lecture "Magnetron-based gas aggregation sources of nanoparticles: state-of-the-art, challenges and future perspectives".

Invited Talk
1. December 2023

At the 13th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering in Busan, Korea, Professor Andrey Shukurov gave an invited lecture on 'One-Step Sputter-Driven Synthesis of Metal Nitride Nanoparticles and Nanofluids'.