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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
Iron has been used previously in water decontamination, either unsupported or supported on clays, polymers, carbons or ceramics such as silica. However, the reported synthesis procedures are tedious, lengthy (involving various steps), and either utilise or produce toxic chemicals. Herein, the use of a simple, rapid, bio-inspired green synthesis method is(More)
An iron compound of +6 oxidation state (Fe(VI)O4(2-), Fe(vi)) is a green molecule for various applications (water oxidation catalyst, organic transformation for synthesis, and water remediation agent). However, its use is hindered because of its inherent decay in aqueous solution. This study presents a systematic kinetics investigation of the decay of(More)