The application laboratories of advanced microtechnologies and
nanotechnologies focus on research activities intervening on field of
diagnostics and technologies using the methods of electron microscopy and
lithography, magnetic resonance, laser interferometry, electron and laser beam
welding, thin film deposition by magnetron sputtering, cryogenics, and
construction of new scientific instruments.
As for the scientific research aspects, the ALISI will be organized in two research programmes/activities:
- Applied diagnostic methods,
- Advanced technologies.
Applied diagnostic methods
This activity represents a concentration of methods of diagnostics,
measurement and imaging of materials, structures and surfaces covering with
their resolution, precision and scale a broad range from macro-level downto the
nanoworld. Collecting of these methods of various physical principles offers a
unique and complex approach with unusual application potential for target and
collaborative research with industrial partners. The activity is directed
primarily into engineering and partially also in life sciences. The key subjects
are here electron microscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, magnetic resonance
spectroscopy and tomography, nanometrology, confocal optical microscopy and
spectroscopy, measurement and processing of signals in medicine. Currently, each
of the diagnostic methods named above is developed as part of the activities of
some important research group.
Head of this program: Ing. Ondřej Číp, Ph.D.
This is also a multidisciplinary activity covering the unique advanced
technologies developed and further refined at the ISI. These techniques include
electron beam lithography, deposition of nanolayers by magnetron sputtering,
optical micromanipulation techniques for contactless manipulation with nano- and
micro-objects, vacuum and cryogenic techniques, electron and laser beam welding
of hard-to-weld materials, technology of cells with ultra-pure gases.
Head of this program: Ing. Jaroslav Sobota, CSc.
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