Research programs

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.

Advanced technologies

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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