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Department of nuclear reactors offers PhD related to nuclear reactors (program Applications of Natural Sciences – Nuclear Engineering). 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. Jan Rataj, Ph.D. Experiments with pulsed neutron source at VR-1 reactor The goal of the thesis is a study (experimental and theoretical) of the VR-1 reactor response to various operating conditions of pulsed neutron source. Furthermore, the next goal is an application of methods of pulsed neutron source in order to determine kinetic parameters of the VR -1 reactor.
RNDr. Vladimír Wagner, CSc. Study of neutron reactions important for advanced nuclear systems Future generation IV reactors, accelerator driven systems and thermonuclear reactors will produce intensive fluxes of relatively high energy neutrons. The knowledge of cross-sections of neutron reactions with fuel, construction materials and neutron activation detector materials are very important for this reason. Experimental data on threshold neutron reactions with energy higher than 10 MeV are often very scarce. The Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS has several quasi-monoenergetic neutron sources with energies up to 38 MeV based on the cyclotron. A new cyclotron producing intensive beams has been recently installed here and new neutron sources are developed there. We use also other neutron sources with higher energies in Europe (for example neutron source in Uppsala, Sweden). The PhD thesis is focused on the experimental measurement of neutron cross-sections by means of activation methods based on the gamma spectrometry. The obtained data are used for benchmark studies of nuclear reaction models and codes for description of neutron reactions (for example code TALYS).
Ing. Milan Štefánik, Ph.D. Využití neutronové aktivační analýzy na reaktoru VR-1 pro výzkum v rámci mezioborových aplikací  
Ing. Milan Štefánik, Ph.D. Studium neutronového pole urychlovačem řízeného zdroje na cyklotronu TR-24  
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).

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