KFKL is the department guaranting the study programme Physics of condensed systems and materials, on which also other departments participate: KFM, KMF and KFNT. Primary focus area of the programme in our department is Physics of atomic and electronic structures. The department currently also guarant the teaching of one of the basic lectures of bachelor programme Atomic physics and electronic structure of matter. In bachelor programme a block of lectures Physics of condensed systems and materials.
Study programme Physics of condensed systems and materials
The programme is devoted to experimental and theoretical study of properties of condensed systems, their microphysical interpretation and possibilities of applications with respect to current development of materials research. Physics of condensed matter is rather broad discipline and it is unique by its ability to investigate microscopic behavior of matter with experimental and theoretical techniques. This allows deep understanding of physical basis of materials and their potential applications. Recently, condensed matter physics achieved remarkable advances in understanding of new materials (e.g. topological insulators, graphene). These materials have potential applications in areas like quantum computing technique and energy storage.
Graduates of the programme
Graduates of the programme posses wide knowledge of fundamentals of quantum theory, thermodynamics and statistical physics of condensed systems and related computing methods. They are able to describe the structure of these compounds, its mechanical, electrical, magnetical and optical properties. They have a good overview on a number of experimental methods of characterization of structure, composition and properties of condensed compounds (as diffraction, spectroscopic and microscopic methods) and they are able to use them in practice. In general, this field is very close to the practice and many results of research can find practical applications.
Students in department
Students in department take part in international collaboration, perform experiments not only in modern and well-equipped laboratories of the department but also at large international facilities as sources of synchrotron radiation and neutrons, e.g. in Grenoble. Students can work on studentské projects, bachelor, master and doctoral thesis. They participate at seminars where ofthe international experts are invited, they can also travel abroad for longer stays.
this involves two programmes - P4F3 Physics of condensed compounds and and materials research and P4F13 Physics of nanostructures and nanomaterials.
Graduates after study
There are many possible positions for graduates. For example in basic physical, chemical and biomedical research, universities, laboratories of applied materials research, testing laboratories, institutes dealing with development and modification of materials, environment etc.