The following selected publications showcase our collective research related to the ion implantation and its impact on materials properties.


Lebeda, Miroslav,  Drahokoupil, Jan, Vertat, Petr, Vlcak, Petr. “Quantifying low-energy nitrogen ion channeling in α-titanium by molecular dynamics simulations.Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2023, 128098.

Vlcak, Petr, et al. “Effect of Annealing on the Surface Hardness of High-Fluence Nitrogen Ion-Implanted Titanium.Materials, 2023, 16.10: 3837.

Jírů, JitřenkaHybášek, Vojtěch, Vlčák, PetrFojt, Jaroslav.The Use of Electrochemical Methods to Determine the Effect of Nitrides of Alloying Elements on the Electrochemical Properties of Titanium β-Alloys.”  International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2023, 24.2: 1656.


Lebeda, Miroslav, Vlcak, Petr, Drahokoupil, Jan. “Influence of nitrogen interstitials in α-titanium and nitrogen vacancies in δ-titanium nitride on lattice parameters and bulk modulus – computational study .Computational Materials Science, 211, 111509.

Vlcak, Petr, Vaclav Nehasil, Jan Koller, Josef Sepitka, Jan Drahokoupil, Zdenek Tolde, Frantisek Cerny, Tomas Horazdovsky, Vojtech Smola, and Jan Bartonicek. “Calcium-doped titanium thin films prepared with the assistance of an oxygen ion beam: The effect of Ca content on microstructure, mechanical properties and adhesion.Applied Surface Science, 2022, 573: 151569.


Vlcak, Petr, Jaroslav Fojt, Jan Koller, Jan Drahokoupil, and Vojtech Smola. 2021. “Surface Pre-Treatments of Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta Beta Titanium Alloy: The Effect of Chemical, Electrochemical and Ion Sputter Etching on Morphology, Residual Stress, Corrosion Stability and the MG-63 Cell Response.Results in Physics 28: 104613.

Lebeda, Miroslav, Petr Vertat, Jan Drahokoupil, and Petr Vlcak. 2021. “Ab-Initio Study of Surface Energies and Structural Influence of Vacancies in Titanium Nitride Nanolayer.NANOCON Conference Proceedings – International Conference on Nanomaterials 2021:  214–220.


Vlcak, Petr, Jaroslav Fojt, Jan Drahokoupil, Vitezslav Brezina, Josef Sepitka, Tomas Horazdovsky, Jan Miksovsky, Frantisek Cerny, Miroslav Lebeda, and Michal Haubner. 2020. “Influence of Surface Pre-Treatment with Mechanical Polishing, Chemical, Electrochemical and Ion Sputter Etching on the Surface Properties, Corrosion Resistance and MG-63 Cell Colonization of Commercially Pure Titanium.Materials Science and Engineering: C, 111065.

Horazdovsky, Tomas, Jakub Jindra, Jan Drahokoupil, and Petr Vlcak. 2020. “Crystallite Size and Microstrain Evolution in Low-Temperature Annealed Titanium.NANOCON Conference Proceedings – International Conference on Nanomaterials 2021:  103–107.


Vlcak, Petr, Jaroslav Fojt, Zdeněk Weiss, Jaromír Kopeček, and Vratislav Perina. 2019. “The Effect of Nitrogen Saturation on the Corrosion Behaviour of Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta Beta Titanium Alloy Nitrided by Ion Implantation.Surface and Coatings Technology 358: 144–52.


Vlcak, Petr. 2018. “Evidence of a Defect Structure in High Fluence Nitrogen Ion Implanted Titanium and Its Effect on Corrosion.Results in Physics 11: 274–77.

Vlcak, Petr, Jan Drahokoupil, Petr Vertat, Josef Sepitka, and Jan Duchon. 2018. “Hardness Response to the Stability of a Ti (+ N) Solid Solution in an Annealed TiN/Ti (+ N)/Ti Mixture Layer Formed by Nitrogen Ion Implantation into Titanium.Journal of Alloys and Compounds 746: 490–95.

Vlcak, Petr, Jan Drahokoupil, and Vaclav Nehasil. 2018. “Compound Formation in Nitrogen Ion Implanted Titanium After Annealing.NANOCON Conference Proceedings – International Conference on Nanomaterials 2018:  826–830.


Sepitka, J, P Vlcak, T Horazdovsky, and V Perina. 2017. “Nanomechanical Characterization of Titanium Alloy Modified by Nitrogen Ion Implantation at an Elevated Temperature.” In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Thin Films: Abstracts.

Vlcak, Petr, Tomas Horazdovsky, Richard Valenta, and Janez Kovac. 2017. “Evolution of the Nitrogen Depth Distribution in an Implanted Titanium Alloy with a Surface Carbon Nanolayer.Chemical Physics Letters 679: 25–30.

Weiss, Zdeněk, and Petr Vlcak. 2017. “Analysis of Shallow Depth Profiles of Titanium Nitride and N-Implanted Titanium by GD-OES: The ‘Hydrogen Effect’after the Discharge Startup and a Correction Thereof.Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 32 (12): 2476–84.


Sepitka, Josef, Petr Vlcak, Tomas Horazdovsky, and Vratislav Perina. 2016. “Nanomechanical Characterization of Titanium Alloy Modified by Nitrogen Ion Implantation.International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering 10 (12): 1451–54.

Vlcak, Petr. 2016. “The Effect of Ion Irradiation and Elevated Temperature on the Microstructure and the Properties of C/W/C/B Multilayer Coating.Applied Surface Science 365: 306–13.

Vlcak, Petr, and Ivan Jirka. 2016. “Protective Sliding Carbon-Based Nanolayers Prepared by Argon or Nitrogen Ion-Beam Assisted Deposition on Ti6Al4V Alloy.Journal of Nanomaterials 2016.

Vlcak, Petr, Josef Sepitka, Jan Drahokoupil, Tomas Horazdovsky, and Zdenek Tolde. 2016. “Structural Characterization and Mechanical Properties of a Titanium Nitride-Based Nanolayer Prepared by Nitrogen Ion Implantation on a Titanium Alloy.Journal of Nanomaterials 2016.


Vlcak, Petr, Frantisek Cerny, Jan Drahokoupil, Josef Sepitka, and Zdenek Tolde. 2015. “The Microstructure and Surface Hardness of Ti6Al4V Alloy Implanted with Nitrogen Ions at an Elevated Temperature.Journal of Alloys and Compounds 620: 48–54.


Cerny, Frantisek, Petr Vlcak, Janez Kovac, Josef Sepitka, Martin Klima, and Libor Dvorak. 2014. “Chemical Composition and Mechanical Characteristic of Nitrogen Ion Beam Mixed Carbon Nanolayer.Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 8 (5).


Vlcak, Petr, Frantisek Cerny, Zdenek Tolde, Josef Sepitka, Ivan Gregora, and Stanislav Danis. 2013. “Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Carbon Thin Film with Tungsten Interlayer Prepared by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition.Journal of Materials 2013.

Vlcak, Petr, Frantisek Cerny, Zdenek Weiss, Stanislav Danis, Josef Sepitka, Zdenek Tolde, and Vladimir Jech. 2013. “The Effect of Nitrogen Ion Implantation on the Surface Properties of Ti6Al4V Alloy Coated by a Carbon Nanolayer.Journal of Nanomaterials 2013.