Libor Machala

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Solid orthorhombic crystals of potassium ferrate(VI) (K(2)FeO(4)) of a high-chemical purity (>99.0%) were characterized by low-temperature (1.5-5 K), high-temperature (463-863 K), and in-field (1.5 K/3 T) Mössbauer spectroscopy. Potassium ferrate(VI) reveals a Néel magnetic transition temperature (TN) of approximately 3.8 K and a saturation hyperfine(More)
The syntheses of amorphous Fe(2)O(3) nanoparticles of varying size and morphology, their magnetic properties, crystallization mechanism, and applications are reviewed herein. The synthetic routes are classified according to the nature of the sample (powders, nanocomposites, films, coated particles). The contributions of various experimental techniques to(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t Motion blur in photographic images is a result of camera movement or shake. Methods such as Blind Deconvolution are used when information about the direction and size of blur is not known. Restoration methods, such as Lucy and Richardson or Wiener reconstruction use information about the direction and size of the blur(More)
Core-shell hydrophilic superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles, surface functionalized with either terephthalic acid or 2-amino terephthalic acid, showed large negative MRI contrast ability, validating the advantage of using low molecular weight and π-conjugated canopies for engineering functional nanostructures with superior performances.
Nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) particles and a composite containing a mixture of ferrate(VI) and ferrate(III) were prepared by thermal procedures. The phase compositions, valence states of iron, and particle sizes of iron-bearing compounds were determined by combination of X-ray powder diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy.(More)
Owing to Mössbauer spectroscopy, an advanced characterization technique for iron-containing materials, the present study reveals previously unknown possibilities using l-amino acids for the generation of magnetic particles. Based on our results, a simple choice of the order of l-amino acids addition into a reaction mixture containing ferrous ions leads to(More)
Uniform high-quality iron oxide thin films can be formed from the spin coating of iron oxide/hydroxide sol-gels on a silicon substrate. Thermal processing of the films at temperatures of approximately 300 degrees C results in the transformation of films into a ternary layered structure with iron oxide, Fe(2)O(3), at the surface, characterized by Mossbauer(More)
Hematite, α-Fe2O3, is considered as one of the most promising materials for sustainable hydrogen production via photoelectrochemical water splitting with a theoretical solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of 17%. However, the poor electrical conductivity of hematite is a substantial limitation reducing its efficiency in real experimental conditions. Despite of(More)
This paper concerns the practical aspects of personal identification based on a statistical analysis of their digitized iris images. Presuming the existence of a database of their numeral representation it is possible to approach the identification process in two ways. If it is a priori known that the tested iris has been already scanned and its(More)
Heterogeneous iron species at the mineral/water interface are important catalysts for the generation of reactive oxygen species at circumneutral pH. One significant pathway leading to the formation of such species arises from deposition of dissolved iron onto mineral colloids due to changes in redox conditions. This study investigates the catalytic(More)