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Department of nuclear reactors offers PhD related to nuclear reactors (program Applications of Natural Sciences – Nuclear Engineering and program Safety and Security of nuclear installations and forensics analyses of nuclear materials). Detailed information (Fields of Doctoral Programme, Admission Procedure, Course of Study) about PhD program are at For questions related to PhD at Department of nuclear reactors please contact to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PhD topics offered

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prof. Ing. Marcel Miglierini, DrSc. Effect of radiation upon the progress of corrosion in iron-based materials for nuclear installations This work concentrates upon study of mutual correlations between structural and magnetic arrangement in materials with application potential in nuclear installations. Advanced multiphase iron-based materials, the so-called amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys as well as conventional stainless steels will be investigated. Attention will be focused on description of microstructure and its modifications caused by corrosion. Progress of corrosion will be studied as a function of the degree of radiation damage of the investigated materials after their exposure to ions and neutrons. In this project, mostly nuclear-physical methods of analysis will be employed. As the principal method, Mössbauer spectrometry in transmission geometry will be used besides to its surface sensitive techniques like CEMS and CXMS. The latter will enable investigations not only of the bulk but also of the surface behaviour of the materials under study. In addition, neutron activation analysis and magnetic measurements with SQUID will be also used.
Ing. Milan Štefánik, Ph.D. Application of neutron activation analysis at VR-1 reactor for multidisciplinary research  
Ing. Ondřej Huml, Ph.D. Reactor diagnostics by advanced noise analysis

Analysis of neutron noise frequency spectra.
Changes of spectra depending on core and components conditions.
Analysis of spectra spatial dependencies.
Localization of perturbations by advanced methods (neural networks).

Ing. Ondřej Huml, Ph.D.

Ing. Tomáš Bílý, Ph.D.
Use of portable sealed DD and DT neutron generators for material composition studies DD and DT sealed neutron generators are modern, portable, commercially available neutron sources with typical emission rates of 1E5 to 1E9 n/s that can be operated in pulsed and continuous mode. This makes them attractive for use in radioanalytical methods for determination of sample composition using detection or spectroscopy of prompt and delayed gamma and/or neutron radiation. The framework of this thesis is the development and of these methods and their associated applications.
Ing. Dušan Kobylka, Ph.D.

Ing. Filip Fejt, Ph.D.
Thermo-hydraulic model of VR-1 reactor and its influence on transients  
Ing. Ondřej Huml, Ph.D. Time-space dependency of neutron transport throught matter The aim of the work will be the study, modeling and experimental measurement of the interlinked temporal and spatial dependence of the neutron distribution in multiplying and non-multiplying environments. Both the classic deterministic approach and modern Monte-Carlo methods will be used in the modeling. DD and DT generators working in pulse mode and neutron detectors will be used for the experiments. Data collection from generators and detectors for time-space analysis will be realized through modern FPGA-based analyzers.

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