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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Physics of Metals - M106003
Title: Fyzika kovů
Guaranteed by: Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering (106)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Lejček Pavel prof. Ing. DrSc.
Novák Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Novák Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.02.2018)
The content of this subject is focused on the introduction of fundamentals of the structure of metallic materials and lattice defects. There is given the description of individual lattice defects and their behavior in materials and there are shown the consequences of existence of individual defects on the properties of metals and alloys.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (04.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

Describe the crystal structure of metallic materials including its defects.

Describe the mechanisms of metallic materials' deformation.

Describe the mechanisms of the fatigue and creep.

Describe the processes connected with recovery and recrystallization of metals.

Literature -
Last update: Novák Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.01.2018)

R: Kratochvíl P., Lukáč P., Sprušil B., Úvod do fyziky kovů I, SNTL, Praha, 1984,04-010-84.

R: Kužel R., Saxlová M., Šternberk J., Úvod do fyziky kovů II, SNTL Praha, 1985, 04-015-85.

A: Gottstein G., Physical Foundations of Material Science, Springer, Berlin, 2004, 3540401393.

Learning resources -
Last update: Novák Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.01.2018)

E-learning course is available (

Syllabus -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (04.01.2018)

1. Internal structure of metals and alloys, crystalline, amorphous and quasicrystalline materials.

2. Fundamentals of quantum physics: electron theory of solids.

3. Fundamentals of quantum physics: zone theory, magnetic, electric and cohesion properties.

4. Classification of lattice defects, point defects.

5. Line defects- dislocations: fundamentals, description and classification.

6. Line defects- interaction of dislocations with obstacles.

7. Planar defects- grain boundaries: fundamentals, description and classification.

8. Planar defects- grain boundary segregation and migration.

9. Diffusion in solids.

10. Plastic deformation of metals- fundamentals.

11. Plastic deformation of metals- hardening curves.

12. Fracture.

13. Creep.

14. Recovery and recrystallization.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (04.01.2018)

Chemistry and Physics of Solids

Properties and Testing of Metals

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Novák Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.02.2018)

Success in oral exam.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1,5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1,5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
5 / 5 140 / 140