Ústav fyziky materiálů AV ČR, v. v. i.Akademický subjekt Czech Academy of Sciences (AVČR)
The main interest of the Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR, v. v. i. is research in the field of materials sciences with a focus on elucidating the relationship between behaviour and properties of materials and their structural and microstructural characteristics using experimental and theoretical approaches. Its research infrastructure is mainly focused on the study of advanced materials suitable for engineering applications with an emphasis on the prediction of their service life. Its experimental equipment covers mechanical testing (fatigue, creep, creep and fatigue interactions, fracture, and material failure in a wide range of temperatures and environments), structure characterization (down to the atomic level) and determination of magnetic, electrical and transport properties. Within the research activities, the development and preparation of some special materials are also carried out.