PřF KOND Condensed Matter Physics
Name in Czech: Fyzika kondenzovaných látek
doctoral full-time specialized
Included in the programme: PřF D-FY_ Physics

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

Requirements for the state doctoral examination

A general grasp of solid state physics and related fields in the extent determined individually with regard to the topic of the dissertation thesis. Detailed knowledge of the following topics:
- structure of crystals and non-crystallic solids
- electronic and vibrational states of condensed matter
- X-ray and optical methods

Requirement for the dissertation thesis
- usually contains an overview of the current state of knowledge about the problem
- it must contain the students' original results presented articulately and in sufficient detail.
- the thesis may contain already published results obtained by the author of the dissertation. It must be absolutely clear which are the students' own results and which are already known findings.
- the thesis usually contains a discussion and a proposal of further study in the given field

Requirements of the study

The preparation of the dissertation takes place during the whole duration of the studies and comprises at least 60% of the workload.

During the second semester at the latest the students in concert with their advisors create their Individual Study Plan (ISP) and present it for approval to the PhD committee.

At the end of the 3rd year of study i.e. 6th semester at the latest the student
- have passed all theoretical preparation examinations (obligatory ones and the ones chosen with the advisor in the ISP) comprising approximately 20% of the workload (point 4 of the approved ISP) excepting ongoing seminars
- present the results of their work in English at the Institute seminar (point 5 of the approved ISP)
- prove their foreign language competence (point 6 of the approved ISP)
- discharge their duties connected with their pedagogical development (at most 10% of the workload and point 8 of the approved ISP)

At the end of their studies, ideally during the standard 4 year duration of their studies, i.e. at the end of the 8th semester the students
- present their findings at an international scientific conference (point 3 of the approved ISP)
- undergo the obligatory international research internship at least 1 month in duration. The student is not obliged to attend the institute seminar while undergoing the international research internship.
- present their findings in an international scientific journal - 10% of the workload ((point 2 of the approved ISP)
- finish their dissertation thesis and file the application to defend their dissertation thesis (point 1 and 2 of the approved ISP)

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Quantum-mechanical study of new nitrides of transition metals, Koutná, Nikola (ongoing thesis). Advisor: Mgr. Martin Friák, Ph.D.

The growth and study of thin films of organic semiconductors, Fišer, Zbyněk (ongoing thesis). Advisor: Mgr. Jiří Novák, Ph.D.

Theoretical study of electronic properties of high-Tc superconductors and other materials with strongly correlated electrons, Geffroy, Dominique Alain (2017). Advisor: prof. Mgr. Dominik Munzar, Dr. (https://is.muni.cz/th/pydt8).

Electronic Structure of the High-Tc Cuprate Superconductors, Vašátko, Jiří (2016). Advisor: prof. Mgr. Dominik Munzar, Dr. (https://is.muni.cz/th/fie9s).

The mechanism of cathodoluminiscence of YAG:Ce monocrystals, Bok, Jan (2014). Advisor: RNDr. Petr Schauer, CSc. (https://is.muni.cz/th/c8bgh).

Optical response of low-dimensional structures, Klenovský, Petr (2013). Advisor: prof. RNDr. Josef Humlíček, CSc. (https://is.muni.cz/th/wmzsz).

Dislocation Motion in Three-Dimensional Precipitated Crystals, Záležák, Tomáš (2013). Advisor: prof. RNDr. Antonín Dlouhý, CSc. (https://is.muni.cz/th/e66oa).

Recommended progress through the study plan


Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
PřF:F6720Seminar of Institute of Condensed Matter Physics D. Munzarz 0/1/02*8 --
PřF:FK010Structural analysis methods in condensed matter physics V. Holýzk 2/1/03+2 1-
PřF:FK020Electrodynamics of Solids J. Humlíčekzk 2/1/03+2 2-
26 credits


Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
PřF:FA015Statistical Physics of Particles and Fields R. von Ungez 2/1/04 4-
PřF:FB035Selected Chapters in Modern Optics R. von Ungek 1/1/03 2-
PřF:FC210Advanced Quantum Field Theory R. von Ungez 3/0/04 4-
PřF:FK110Diagrammatic methods in modern condensed matter physics D. Munzarzk 2/1/03+2 1-
PřF:FK120Physics of strongly correlated electron systems D. Munzarzk 2/1/03+2 2-
PřF:FK130Monte Carlo simulation as a numerical tool D. Munzarzk 2/1/03+2 3-
26 credits