Publications

2023:

29. J. Liška, T. Krajňák, P. Kepič, L. Tesi, M. Konečný, M. Hrtoň, V. Křápek, Z. Nováček, J. van Slageren, J. Čechal, T. Šikola:
Fabrication, micro-Raman spectroscopy and High-Frequency EPR spectroscopy of arrays of copper phthalocyanine molecular-magnet microdisks. 
Submitted.

28. T. G. Avval, S. Průša, C. V. Cushman, G. T. Hodges, S. Fearn, J. Čechal, T. Šikola, H. H. Brongersma, M. R. Linford:
A Tag-and-Count Approach for Quantifying Surface Silanol Densities on Fused Silica Based on Atomic Layer Deposition and High-Sensitivity Low-Energy Ion Scattering. 
Appl. Surf. Sci. 607 (2023) 154551. ​[preprint]

2022:

27. L. Demelius, M. Blatnik, K. Unger,P. Parlanti, M. Gemmi, A. M. Coclite:
Shedding light on the initial growth of ZnO during plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition on vapor-deposited polymer thin films. 
Appl. Surf. Sci. 604 (2022), 154619.

26. H. Chen, M. Blatnik, C. L. Ritterhoff, I Sokolović, F. Mirabella, G. Franceschi, M. Riva, M. Schmid, J. Čechal , B. Meyer, U. Diebold, M. Wagner:
Water structures reveal local hydrophobicity on the In2O3(111) surface. 
ACS Nano, accepted.

25. V. Stará, P. Procházka, J. Planer, A. Shahsavar, A. O. Makoveev, T. Skála, M. Blatnik, J. Čechal:
Tunable Energy Level Alignment in the Multilayers of Carboxylic Acids on Silver. 
Phys. Rev. Appl. 18 (2022), 044048. [preprint]

24. A. O. Makoveev, P. Procházka, M. Blatnik, L. Kormoš, T. Skála, J. Čechal:
Role of Phase Stabilization and Surface Orientation in 4,4’-Biphenyl-Dicarboxylic Acid Self-Assembly and Transformation on Silver Substrates. 
J. Phys. Chem. C 126 (2022), 9989. [preprint]

23. Z. Jakub, A. Kurowská, O. Herich, L. Černá, L. Kormoš, A. Shahsavar, P. Procházka, J. Čechal:
Remarkably stable metal-organic frameworks on an inert substrate: M-TCNQ on graphene (M = Mn, Fe, Ni). 
Nanoscale 14 (2022), 9507.

22. T. Krajňák, E. Černá, M. Šuráňová, T. Šamořil; D. Zicha, L. Vojtová, J. Čechal:
Replica-mold nanopatterned PHEMA hydrogel surfaces for ophthalmic applications. 
Sci. Rep. 12 (2022), 14497.

21. J. Ženíšek, P. Ondračka, J. Čechal, P. Souček, D. Holec, P. Vašina:
W 4f Electron Binding Energies in Amorphous W-B-C Systems. 
Appl. Surf. Sci. 586 (2022), 152824. 

20. A. Makoveev, P. Procházka, A. Shahsavar, L. Kormoš, T. Krajňák, V. Stará, J. Čechal:
Kinetic Control of Self-Assembly Using a Low-Energy Electron Beam. 
Appl. Surf. Sci. 600 (2022), 154106.[preprint]

2021:

19. L. Trnková, I. Třisková, Jan Čechal, Z. Farka:
Polymer pencil leads as a porous nanocomposite graphite material for electrochemical applications: The impact of chemical and thermal treatments. 
Electrochem. Commun. 126 (2021) 107018. 

18. M. Wagner, B. Meyer, M. Setvín, M. Schmid, U. Diebold:
Direct assessment of the acidity of individual surface hydroxyls. 
Nature 592 (2021), 772. 

17. P. Procházka, L. Kormoš, A. Shahsavar, V. Stará, A. O. Makoveev, T. Skála, M. Blatnik, J. Čechal:
Phase Transformations in a Complete Monolayer of 4,4’-Biphenyl-Dicarboxylic Acid on Ag(001) . 
Appl. Surf. Sci. 547 (2021), 149115. ​

2020:

16. A. El-Sayed, I. Piquero-Zulaica, Z. M. Abd El-Fattah, L. Kormoš, K. Ali,  A. Weber, J. Brede, D. G. de Oteyza, J. Lobo-Checa, J. E. Ortega, M. Corso:
Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons on a Kinked Au Surface: Revealing the Frontier Valence Band at the Brillouin Zone Center. 
J. Phys Chem. C 124 (2020), 15474. ​

15. I. Sokolović, M. Reticcioli, M. Čalkovský, M. Wagner, M. Schmid, C. Franchini, U. Diebold, M. Setvín:
Resolving the adsorption of molecular O2 on the rutile TiO2(110) surface by non-contact atomic force microscopy. 
PNAS 117 (2020), 14827. 

14. P. Procházka, M. A. GosalvezL. Kormoš, B. de la Torre, A. Gallardo, J. Alberdi-Rodriguez, T. Chutora, A. O. MakoveevA. Shahsavar, A. Arnau, P. Jelínek, J. Čechal:
Multiscale Analysis of Phase Transformations in Self-Assembled Layers of 4,4’-Biphenyl Dicarboxylic Acid on the Ag(001) Surface. 
ACS Nano 14 (2020), 7269.

13. J. Fikáček, P. Procházka, V. Stetsovych, S. Průša, M. Vondráček, L. Kormoš, T. Skála, P. Vlaic, O. Caha, K. Carva, J. Čechal, G. Springholz, J. Honolka:
Step-edge assisted large scale FeSe monolayer growth on epitaxial Bi2Se3 thin films. 
New J. Phys. 22 (2020), 073050. [arXiv]

12. L. KormošP. ProcházkaA. O. MakoveevJ. Čechal:
Complex k-Uniform Tilings by a Simple Bitopic Precursor Self-Assembled on Ag(001) Surface. 
Nat. Commun. 11 (2020), 1856. Blog post: [Nature Device and Materials Engineering Community]

11. V. Uhlíř, F. Pressacco, J.A. Arregi, P. Procházka, S. Průša, M. Potoček, T. Šikola, J. Čechal, A. Bendounan, F. Sirotti:
Single-layer graphene on epitaxial FeRh thin films. 
Appl. Surf. Sci. 514 (2020), 145923. 

10. V. Vozda, N. Medvedev, J. Chalupský, J. Čechal, T. Burian, V. Hájková, L. Juha, M. Krůs, J. Kunc:
Detachment of epitaxial graphene from SiC substrate by XUV laser radiation. 
Carbon 161 (2020), 36. 

2019:

9. G. Franceschi, M. Wagner, J. Hofinger, T. Krajnák, M. Schmid, U. Diebold, M. Riva:
Growth of In2O3(111) thin films with optimized surfaces. 
Phys. Rev. Mater. 3 (2019), 103403.

8. S. Vallejos, I. Gràcia, N.Pizúrová, E. Figueras, J. Čechal, J. Hubálek, C. Cané:
Gas sensitive ZnO structures with reduced humidity-interference. 
Sens. Actuator. B - Chem. 301 (2019), 127054.

7. T. Novák, P. Kostelník, M. Konečný, J. Čechal, M. Kolíbal, T. Šikola:
Temperature effect on Al predose and AlN nucleation affecting the buffer layer performance for the GaN-on-Si based high-voltage devices. 
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 58 (2019), SC1018.

6. J. Redondo, P. Lazar,  P. Procházka, S. Průša, J. Lachnitt, A. Cahlík, B. Mallada, J. Berger, B. Šmíd, L. Kormoš, P. Jelínek, J. Čechal, M. Švec:
Identification of two-dimensional FeO2 termination of hematite ɑ-Fe2O3(0001) surface. 
J. Phys. Chem. C 123 (2019), 14312. [arXiv]

2018:

5. V. Stará, P. Procházka, D. Mareček, T. Šikola, J. Čechal:
Ambipolar Remote Graphene Doping by Low Energy Electron Beam Irradiation. 
Nanoscale 10 (2018), 17520. 

4. J. Redondo, M. Telychko, P. Procházka, M. Konečný, J. Berger, M. Vondráček, J. Čechal, P. Jelínek, M. Švec:
A simple device for the growth of micrometer-sized monocrystalline single-layer graphene on SiC(0001).

J. Vac. Sci. Technol A 36 (2018), 031401. (Editor's Pick)

3. J. Fester, Anton Makoveev, D. Grumelli, R. Gutzler, Z. Sun, J. Rodrguez-Fernndez, K. Kern, J. V. Lauritsen: 
The Structure of the Cobalt Oxide/Au Catalyst Interface in Electrochemical Water Splitting.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.57 (2018), 11893.

2. J. Balajka, M. A. Hines, W. J. I. DeBenedetti, M. Komora, J. Pavelec, M. Schmid, U. Diebold: 
High-affinity adsorption leads to molecularly ordered interfaces on TiO2 in air and solution.
Science 361 (2018), 786.

1. L. Kormoš, P. Procházka, T. Šikola, J. Čechal:
Molecular Passivation of Substrate Step Edges as Origin of Unusual Growth Behavior of 4,4’ Biphenyl Dicarboxylic Acid on Cu(001).
J. Phys. Chem. C 122 (2018), 2815.

​Publications of the PI before estabilishing the CEITEC group:

[37] S. Vallejos, N. Pizúrová, J. Čechal, I. Gràcia, C. Cané: Aerosol-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Metal Oxide Structures: Zinc Oxide Rods. J. Vis. Exp. 127 (2017), e56127.

[36] J. Čechal, T. Šikola: Flexible foils formed by a prolonged electron beam irradiation in scanning electron microscope, Appl. Surf. Sci. 423 (2017) 538. 

[35] A. Manakhov, J. Čechal, M. Michlíček, D. Shtansky: Determination of NH2 concentration on 3-aminopropyl tri-ethoxy silane layers and cyclopropylamine plasma polymers by liquid-phase derivatization with 5-iodo 2-furaldehyde, Appl. Surf. Sci., 414 (2017), 390.

[34] P. Procházka, D. Mareček, Z. Lišková, J. Čechal, T. Šikola: X-ray induced electrostatic graphene doping via defect charging in gate dielectric, Sci. Rep. 7 (2017), 563.

[33] S. Vallejos, N. Pizurova, I. Gracia, C. Sotelo-Vazquez, J. Čechal, C. S. Blackman, I. P. Parkin, C. Cané: ZnO rods with exposed {100} facets grown via a self-catalysed vapour solid (VS) mechanism, and their photocatalytic and gas sensing properties, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (2016), 33335.

[32] J. Čechal, C. S. Kley, R. Pétuya, F. Schramm, M. Ruben, S. Stepanow, A. Arnau, K. Kern: CO2 Binding and Induced Structural Collapse of a Surface-Supported Metal-Organic Network, J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016), 18622.

[31] J. Rozbořil, Y. Rechkemmer, D. Bloos, F. Münz, C.N. Wang, P. Neugebauer, J. Čechal, J. Novák, J. van Slageren: Magneto-optical investigations of molecular nanomagnet monolayers, Dalton Trans. 45 (2016), 7555.

[30] M. Šimšíková, M. Bartoš, J. Čechal, T. Šikola: Decolorization of Organic Dyes by Gold Nanoflowers Prepared on Reduced Graphene Oxide by Tea Polyphenols, Catal. Sci. Technol. 6 (2016), 3008.

[29] A. Manakhov, E. Makhneva, P. Skládal, D. Nečas, J. Čechal, L. Kalina, M. Eliáš, L. Zajíčková: The robust bio-immobilization based on pulsed plasma polymerization of cyclopropylamine and glutaraldehyde coupling chemistry, Appl. Surf. Sci. 360 (2016), 28.

[28] P. Bábor, R. Duda, J. Polčák, S. Průša, M. Potoček, P. Varga, J. Čechal, T. Šikola: Real-Time Observation of Self-Limiting SiO2/Si Decomposition Catalyzed by Gold Silicide Droplets, RSC Advances 5 (2015), 101726.

[27] A. Manakhov, D. Nečas, J. Čechal, D. Pavliňák, M. Eliáš, L. Zajíčková: Deposition of stable amine coating onto polycaprolactone nanofibers by low pressure cyclopropylamine plasma polymerization, Thin Solid Films 581 (2015), 7.

26] M. Šimšíková, J. Čechal, A. Zorkovská, M. Antalík, T. Šikola: Preparation of CuO/ZnO nanocomposite and its application as a cysteine / homocysteine colorimetric and fluorescence detector, Colloids Surf. B 123 (2014), 951.

[25] A. Manakhov, P. Skládal, D. Nečas, J. Čechal, J. Polčák, M. Eliáš, L. Zajíčková: Cyclopropylamine plasma polymers deposited onto quartz crystal microbalance for biosensing application, Phys. Status Solidi A 221 (2014), 2801.

[24] J. Čechal, C. S. Kley, T. Kumagai, F. Schramm, M. Ruben, S. Stepanow, K. Kern: Convergent and divergent two-dimensional coordination networks formed through substrate-activated or quenched alkynyl ligation, Chem. Commun. 50 (2014), 9973.

[23] J. Čechal, J. Polčák, T. Šikola: Detachment Limited Kinetics of Gold Diffusion through Ultrathin Oxide Layers, J. Phys. Chem. C 118 (2014), 17549.

[22] A. Manakhov, L. Zajíčková, M. Eliáš, J. Čechal, J. Polčák, J. Hnilica, Š. Bittnerová, D. Nečas: Optimization of Cyclopropylamine Plasma Polymerization Towards Enhanced Layer Stability in Contact with Water, Plasma Process. Polym. 11 (2014), 532.

[21] P. Procházka, J. Mach, D. Bischoff, Z. Lišková, P. Dvořák, M. Vaňatka, P. Simonet, A. Varlet, D. Hemzal, M. Petrenec, L. Kalina, M. Bartošík, K. Ensslin, P. Varga, J. Čechal, T. Šikola: Ultrasmooth metallic foils for growth of high quality graphene by chemical vapor deposition, Nanotechnology 25 (2014), 185601.​

[20] C. S. Kley, C. Dette, G. Rinke, C. E. Patrick, J. Čechal, S. J. Jung, M. Baur, M. Dürr, S. Rauschenbach, F. Giustino, S. Stepanow, K. Kern: Atomic-scale observation of multi-conformational binding and energy level alignment of ruthenium-based photosensitizers on TiO2 anatase, Nano Lett. 14 (2014), 563.

[19] J. Čechal, C. S. Kley, T. Kumagai, F. Schramm, M. Ruben, S. Stepanow, K. Kern: Functionalization of Open Two-Dimensional Metal–Organic Templates through the Selective Incorporation of Metal Atoms, J. Phys. Chem. C 117 (2013), 8871.

[18] C. S. Kley, J. Čechal, T. Kumagai, F. Schramm, M. Ruben, S. Stepanow, K. Kern: Highly adaptable two-dimensional metal-organic coordination networks on metal surfaces, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (2012), 6072.

[17] P. Bábor, R. Duda, S. Průša, T. Matlocha, M. Kolíbal, J. Čechal, M. Urbánek, T. Šikola: Depth resolution enhancement by combined DSIMS and TOF-LEIS profiling, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., Sect. B 269 (2011), 369.

[16] J. Polčák, J. Čechal, P. Bábor, M. Urbánek, S. Průša, T. Šikola: Angle-resolved XPS depth profiling of modelled structures: a testing and improvement of the method, Surf. Interface Anal. 42 (2010), 649.

[15] J. Čechal, J. Polčák, M. Kolíbal, P. Bábor, T. Šikola: Formation of copper islands on a native SiO2 surface at elevated temperatures, Appl. Surf. Sci. 256 (2010), 3636.

[14] M. Kolíbal, J. Čechal, M. Bartošík, J. Mach, T. Šikola: Stability of hydrogen-terminated vicinal Si(111) surface under ambient atmosphere, Appl. Surf. Sci. 256 (2010), 3423.

[13] M. Bartošík, M. Kolíbal, J. Čechal, J. Mach, T. Šikola: Selective growth of metallic nanostructures on surfaces patterned by AFM local anodic oxidation, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnology 9 (2009), 5887.

[12] J. Čechal, O. Tomanec, D. Škoda, K. Koňáková, T. Hrnčíř, J. Mach, M. Kolíbal, T. Šikola: Selective growth of Co islands on ion beam induced nucleation centers in a native SiO2 film, J. Appl. Phys. 105 (2009), 084314.

[11] J. Čechal, T. Matlocha, J. Polčák, M. Kolíbal, O. Tomanec, R. Kalousek, P. Dub, T. Šikola: Characterization of oxidized gallium droplets on silicon surface: an ellipsoidal droplet shape model for angle resolved X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis, Thin Solid Films 517 (2009), 1928.

[10] J. Bočková, L. Vojtová, R. Přikryl, J. Čechal, J. Jančář: Collagen-grafted ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene for biomedical applications, Chem. Pap. 62 (2008), 580.

[9] M. Kolíbal, T. Čechal, E. Brandejsová, J. Čechal, T. Šikola: Self-limiting cyclic growth of gallium droplets on Si(111), Nanotechnology 19 (2008), 475606.

[8] J. Čechal, J. Luksch, K. Koňáková, M. Urbánek, E. Brandejsová, T. Šikola: Morphology of cobalt layers on native SiO2 surfaces at elevated temperatures: formation of Co islands, Surf. Sci. 602 (2008), 2693.

[7] J. Mach, J. Čechal, M. Kolíbal, M. Potoček, T. Šikola: Atomic hydrogen induced gallium nanocluster formation on the Si(100) surface, Surf. Sci. 602 (2008), 1898.

[6] J. Čechal, J. Mach, S. Voborný, P. Kostelník, P. Bábor, J. Spousta, T. Šikola: A study of Ga layers on Si(100)-(2×1) by SR–PES: influence of adsorbed water, Surf. Sci. 601 (2007), 2047.

[5] J. Čechal, M. Kolíbal, P. Kostelník, T. Šikola: Gallium structure on the Si(111)–(7×7) surface: influence of Ga coverage and  temperature, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 19 (2007), 016011.

[4] J. Čechal, T. Šikola: A study of the formation and oxidation of PtSi by SR–PES, Surf. Sci. 600 (2006), 4717.

[3] J. Čechal, P. Tichopádek, A. Nebojsa, O. Bonaventurová – Zrzavecká, M. Urbánek, J. Spousta, K. Navrátil, T. Šikola: In situ analysis of PMPSi by spectroscopic ellipsometry and XPS, Surf. Interface Anal. 36, (2004), 1218.

[2] S. Voborný, M. Kolíbal, J. Mach, J. Čechal, P. Bábor, S. Průša, J. Spousta, T. Šikola: Deposition and in-situ characterization of ultra-thin films, Thin Solid Films 459 (2004), 17.

[1] P. Tichopádek, A. Nebojsa, J. Čechal, P. Bábor, P. Jurkovič, K. Navrátil, T. Šikola: A Study of Thin Oxide Films by Ellipsometry and AR XPS, Surf. Interface Anal. 34 (2002), 531.