Materials Growth & Measurement Laboratory

Czech open research infrastructure

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More fun with VI3: van der Waals ferromagnet under pressure

The ferromagnetic compound VI3 has been already investigated in the MGML laboratories as a member of a family of quasi-two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals materials showing promising application potential for the design of spintronic devices. As a next research step of this unique system, we have focused on the evolution of its magnetism in external pressure up to 7.3 GPa…

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MGML and HLD user project smooths the path to the new quantum device

Recent study of PhD student H. Saito from Hokkaido University is a typical example of a long-term experimental proposal at MGML. He spent almost a year in Prague, where he grew several single crystals of UNi4B and performed its detailed characterization. The work continued at our partner infrastructure HLD, resulting in the new findings on the field of quantum computing.

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In-house research revealed extreme narrow magnetic domain walls

Low temperature magnetic force microscopy can be used to study magnetic domains in both thin films and (well polished) bulk materials. MGML scientists have performed such studies of an uniaxial ferromagnet UCoGa prepared in single crystalline form, showing extremely narrow magnetic domain walls.

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Memorandum of Understanding with HZDR

The Memorandum of Understanding between Charles University and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rosendorf e. V. (HZDR) has been signed. The aim of the Memorandum is to broaden and deepen the scientific and technological cooperation as well as extend the collaboration towards various new activities between two Large Research Infrastructures.

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Awarded diploma thesis

The results obtained within MGML are also included in the diploma thesis “Unconventional behavior of Ce and Yb compounds induced by extreme pressure” (Petr Král). Petr Král won a third place in the competition for the best thesis in material sciences held annully by the CRYTUR Company.

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The large-scale facilities mini-school through a virtual format

Before the current crisis, a mini-school for budding physicists was planned and organized by scientists at the Technical University of Munich and MGML, Charles University – a cooperation project funded by the Bayerisch-Tschechischen Hochschulagentur. But as it has turned out, Corona forced the event to be held in a virtual format. The silver lining is that this format allowed a larger number of people from around the world to participate.