Dr. Dominika Zákutná

Magnetic Materials and Nanoparticles
and Radiation Damage of Materials

Assistant Professor

Since Sep 2019

Preparation of magnetic nanostructures for fundamental science research and potential technological applications.

Radiation induce damage in alloys and magnetic materials.


Sep 2015 - Jul 2019

Dissertation at Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France and University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany under the supervision of Dr. Honecker and Dr. Disch.

PhD thesis: Orientational behavior, Size and Surface Effects on the Spin Structure of Magnetic Nanoparticles.

Small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering and polarized neutron scattering techniques

Junior researcher

HRTEM specialist and operator.
Deffect analysis in materials and alloys.

May 2014 - Aug 2015


Team Members

Matěj Pokorný


Martin Žáček


Štefan Hricov


Dušan Rohaľ




Master Thesis

Kevin Graef

Magnetorheology and Dynamics of Hybrid Ferrofluidic Dispersions

(in co-supervision with Dr. S. Disch, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)

Master Thesis

Adam Alemayehu (2019)

Preparation and characterization of bi-phase magnetic nanoparticles

(in co-supervision with Dr. V. Tyrpekl, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Bachelor Thesis

Adam Alemayehu


Size evolution of spiral magnetic structure in cobalt chromite nanoparticles​

(in co-supervision with Doc. D. Nižňanský, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)


Join the Team

We are always interested in motivated students, co-workers and we have opportunities for Master and Bachelor theses and internships. If you would like to join us, please contact us.




In-situ magnetorheological SANS setup at Institut Laue-Langevin 
D. Zákutná, K. Graef, D. Dresen, L. Porcar, D. Honecker, S. Disch, in Review (2020).

Field Dependence of Magnetic Disorder in Nanoparticles

D. Zákutná, D. Nižňanský, L. C Barnsley, E. Babcock, Z. Salhi, A. Feoktystov, D. Honecker, S. Disch, Phys. Rev. XAccepted (2020).
arxiv: 1912.04081

Sub-Millisecond Time-Resolved SANS Measurements at NIST

C. Glinka,  M. Bleuel,  P. Tsai,  D. Zákutná,  D. Honecker,  D. Dresen,  F. Mees, and  S. Disch, J. Appl. Crystallogr. 53 (2020).

DOI 10.1107/S1600576720004367


Critical size limits for collinear and spin spiral magnetism in CoCr2O4

D. Zákutná, A. Alemayehu, J. Vlček, K. Nemkovski, Ch. P. Grams, D. Nižňanský, D. Honecker, S. Disch, Phys. Rev. B 100, 184427 (2019).
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.184427

Using the singular value decomposition to extract 2D correlation functions from scattering patterns
P. Bender, D. Zákutná, S. Disch, L. Marcano, D. Alba Venero, D. Honecker, Acta Cryst. A 75, 766 – 771 (2019).
DOI 10.1107/S205327331900891X

Morphological and crystallographic orientation of hematite spindles in an applied magnetic field
D. Zákutná, Y. Falke, D. Dresen, S. Prévost, P. Bender, D. Honecker, S. Disch, Nanoscale 11, 7149 – 7156 (2019).
DOI 10.1039/c8nr09583c

Phase-transfer and stabilization of highly monodisperse ferrite nanoparticles into polar solvents by ligand exchange synthesis
D. Zákutná, D. Honecker, S. Disch, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 19, 5048 – 5051 (2019).

DOI 10.1166/jnn.2019.16786


Non-Collinear Magnetism in Nanosized Cobalt Chromite

D. Zákutná, J. Vlcek, P. Fitl, K. Nemkovski, D. Honecker, D. Nižňanský, S. Disch, 

Phys. Rev. B 98, 064407 (2018). 

DOI 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.06440


Dispersible cobalt chromite nanoparticles: facile synthesis and size driven collapse of magnetism
D. Zákutná, I. Matulkova, E. Kentzinger, R. Medlin, Y. Su, K. Nemkovski, S. Disch, J. Vejpravova, D. Nižňanský, RSC Adv. 6, 107659 (2016).
DOI 10.1039/c6ra21377d

The growth of zinc phthalocyanine thin films by pulsed laser deposition

M. Novotný, J. Šebera, A. Bensalah-Ledoux, S. Guy, J. Bulíř, P. Fitl, J. Vlček, D. Zákutná, E. Marešová, P. Hubík, I. Kratochvílová, M. Vrňata, J. Lančok, J. Mater. Res. 31 (1), 163-172

DOI https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2015.379



Hydrothermal synthesis, characterization and magnetic properties of cobalt chromite nanoparticles

D. Zákutná, A. Repko, I. Matulková, D. Nižňanský, A. Ardu, C. Cannas, A. Mantlíková, J. Vejpravová, J. Nanopart. Res. 16, 2251​ (2014)

DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-014-2251-3



Dr. Sabrina Disch - University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Dr. Dirk Honecker - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Prof. Carla Cannas - University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Dr. Philipp Bender - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Ing. Petra Gavelová - Research Centre Rez, Rez near Prague, Czechia 


Important Dates and Events

Proposal Deadlines

Large Scale Facilities


10.10.2019 at 17:00

Neutron Beer


Large Scale Facilities

Proposal Applications for the Neutron and X-rays Experiments at Large Scale Facilities

Institut Laue-Langevin

Neutron Reactor

Grenoble, France

Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum

Neutron Reactor

Garching, Germany

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Neutron Reactor

Wachington DC, USA

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology

Neutron Reactor

Lucas Heights, Australia


Grenoble, France


Hamburg, Germany


Argonne, USA



Dr. Dominika Zákutná

basement, room no. 029

Email: dominika.zakutna@natur.cuni.cz

Phone: (+420) 22195 1246


Web of ScienceAAH-4138-2020

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