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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Crystal Growth Technology - N108012
Title: Technologie pěstování krystalů
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Chemistry (108)
Actual: from 2008 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 [hours/week]
Capacity: 25 / 25 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kovanda František prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: M108005
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ108 (28.11.2013)
Synthetic single crystals are widely used in materials research as well as commercial applications. Preparation of single crystals with desired physical chemical properties and minimum concentration of structural defects plays a key role in various fields, namely electronics. The course gives information about formation of ordered crystal structure in various systems, crystals growth methods, preparation of single crystals for various applications, and methods used for preparation of single crystal thin films. The course includes excursions, in which commercial plants producing single crystals are visited.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ108 (28.11.2013)

Students will be able to:

know the methods and technologies used for single crystals growth;

choose suitable method and equipment for preparation of desired materials.

Literature -
Last update: TAJ108 (30.08.2013)

R: Šesták J., Strnad Z., Tříska A. a kol., Speciální technologie a materiály, Academia Praha, 1993, 8020001484

R: Novotný J., Základní procesy růstu monokrystalů pro optoelektroniku, Academia Praha, 2003, 8020010300

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ108 (06.09.2013)

Study support ESO

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Kovanda František prof. Ing. CSc. (09.11.2012)

Účast na exkurzích, alternativně písemná seminární práce, ústní zkouška.

Syllabus -
Last update: TAJ108 (30.08.2013)

1. Crystallization: nucleation, models of crystal growth, phase diagrams.

2. Formation of single crystals in solid, recrystallization.

3. Crystal growth from solutions, methods for preparation of single crystals.

4. Flux growth, transport reactions.

5. Hydrothermal synthesis.

6. Methods of growing crystals under high pressure.

7. Crystal growth from melts using spontaneous crystallization.

8. Crystal growth from melts using temperature gradient.

9. Czochralsi method.

10. Verneuil method.

11. Zone melting: purification of crystals and single crystal growth.

12. Crystal growth from the vapor phase.

13. Epitaxy, preparation of single crystal thin films.

14. Whiskers.

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ108 (06.09.2013)

Chemistry and Physics of Solids

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0,5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Report from individual projects 20
Oral examination 60