Radiation chemistry

Research team
Radiation chemistry

Team supervisor:
prof. Ing. Viliam Múčka, DrSc.
doc. Ing. Václav Čuba, Ph.D.
Ing. Jan Bárta, Ph.D.
Ing. Xenie Popovič, Ph.D.
Ing. Lenka Prouzová Procházková, Ph.D.
Ph.D. students: Bc. and MSc. students:
Ing. Kristýna Havlinová
Ing. Iveta Terezie Hošnová
Ing. Jan Král
Ing. Barbora Neužilová
Bc. Michaela Crhánová
Bc. Vojtěch Scheinpflug
Bc. Helena Vesteg
Dária Anastázia Adlerová
Filip Hirschler
Vojtěch Kazda
Jekatěrina Kuranova
Ondřej Matějka
Karolína Mocová
Alena Matyášová

Scientific and research activities:

    The scientific and research activities are currently focused on the following three areas:
  1. Radiation and photochemical preparation of inorganic nanomorphological materials based on doped or multicomponent oxides, garnets and ceramics with high application in chemical industry and medicine (scintillation detectors of high-energy radiation, specific catalysts, optoelectronics, use in photodynamic therapy of cancer tumours, etc.)
  2. Research in the field of advanced methods for the synthesis and study of nanocrystals is focused on the preparation of complex crystal structures at the nanoscale. These nanocrystals find applications as materials for the production of ultrafast detectors for tumour imaging in medical diagnostics or optical ceramics. Another application is the production of advanced drugs for the treatment of cancer by X-ray excited photodynamic therapy. Chemical, photochemical and radiation methods are used to prepare these materials.
  3. In the field of bioradiation chemistry, the radiation sensitivity of living cells affected by radical scavengers and other chemical agents is studied. Increasing this sensitivity can be used in radiotherapy of malignant tumour cells, for disinfection, sterilisation or hygienisation of various objects. Conversely, reducing sensitivity is important in protecting cells from the malignant effects of ionizing radiation.