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Dr. Tomáš Skála

MSB Scientist in Charge

tomas.skala@elettra.eu
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orc_id ORCID 0000-0003-2909-9422
researcher_id Researcher ID F-3900-2012
scopus_id Scopus ID 8276827000
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Publications

Year 2020

  1. Lykhach, Y; Skála, T; Neitzel, A; Tsud, N; Beranová, K; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Libuda, J
    Nanoscale architecture of ceria-based model catalysts: Pt‒Co nanostructures on well-ordered CeO 2 (111) thin films
    Chin. J. Catal 41 :  (13 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1016/S1872-2067(19)63462-5 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000531430200010 BibTeX & \bibitem
  2. Brown, R; Vorokhta, M; Khalakhan, I; Dopita, M; Vonderach, T; Skála, T; Lindahl, N; Matolínová, I; Grönbeck, H; Neyman, KM; Matolín, V; Wickman, B
    Unraveling the Surface Chemistry and Structure in Highly Active Sputtered Pt3Y Catalyst Films for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 :  (9 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1021/acsami.9b17817 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000510532000027 BibTeX & \bibitem
  3. Khalakhan, I; Vega, L; Vorokhta, M; Skála, T; Viñes, F; Yakovlev, YV; Neyman, KM; Matolínová, I
    Irreversible structural dynamics on the surface of bimetallic PtNi alloy catalyst under alternating oxidizing and reducing environments
    Appl. Catal. B-Environmental 264 : Art. No. 118476 (9 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118476 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000515195200012 BibTeX & \bibitem
  4. Bertram, M; Prössl, C; Ronovský, M; Knöppel, J; Matvija, P; Fusek, L; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Kastenmeier, M; Matolín, V; Mayrhofer, KJJ; Johánek, V; Mysliveček, J; Cherevko, S; Lykhach, Y; Brummel, O; Libuda, J
    Cobalt Oxide-Supported Pt Electrocatalysts: Intimate Correlation between Particle Size, Electronic Metal–Support Interaction and Stability
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11 :  (7 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02233 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000577152900064 BibTeX & \bibitem
  5. Fikáček, J; Procházka, P; Stetsovych, V; Průša, S; Vondráček, M; Kormoš, L; Skála, T; Vlaic, P; Caha, O; Carva, K; Čechal, J; Springholz, G; Honolka, J
    Step-edge assisted large scale FeSe monolayer growth on epitaxial Bi2Se3 thin films
    New J. Phys. 22 7 : Art. No. 073050 (12 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1088/1367-2630/ab9b59 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000556563000001 BibTeX & \bibitem
  6. Molodtsova, OV; Aristova, IM; Potorochin, DV; Babenkov, SV; Khodos, II; Molodtsov, SL; Vorokhta, M; Skála, T; Aristov, VY
    Noble metal nanoparticles in organic matrix
    Appl. Surf. Sci. 506 : Art. No. 144980 (8 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.144980 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000512983600035 BibTeX & \bibitem
  7. Bercha, S; Bhasker-Ranganath, S; Zheng, X; Beranová, K; Vorokhta, M; Acres, RG; Skála, T; Matolín, V; Prince, KC; Xu, Y; Tsud, N
    Adsorption structure of adenine on cerium oxide
    Appl. Surf. Sci. 530 : Art. No. 147257 (9 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.147257 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000562341900003 BibTeX & \bibitem
  8. Brown, R; Vorokhta, M; Skála, T; Khalakhan, I; Lindahl, N; Eriksson, B; Lagergren, C; Matolínová, I; Matolín, V; Wickman, B
    Surface Composition of a Highly Active Pt3Y Alloy Catalyst for Application in Low Temperature Fuel Cells
    Fuel Cells 20 :  (7 pages), 2020.
    doi:10.1002/fuce.201900186 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000557553900001 BibTeX & \bibitem

Year 2019

  1. Di Capua, R; Gargiulo, V; Alfè, M; De Luca, GM; Skála, T; Mali, G; Pezzella, A
    Eumelanin Graphene-Like Integration: The Impact on Physical Properties and Electrical Conductivity
    Front. Chem. 7 : Art. No. 121 (12 pages), 2019.
    doi:10.3389/fchem.2019.00121 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000461638100001 BibTeX & \bibitem
  2. Lykhach, Y; Piccinin, S; Skála, T; Bertram, M; Tsud, N; Brummel, O; Farnesi Camellone, M; Beranová, K; Neitzel, A; Fabris, S; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Libuda, J
    Quantitative Analysis of the Oxidation State of Cobalt Oxides by Resonant Photoemission Spectroscopy
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10 :  (8 pages), 2019.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02398 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000492425100023 BibTeX & \bibitem
  3. Brummel, O; Lykhach, Y; Vorokhta, M; Šmíd, B; Stumm, C; Faisal, F; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Neitzel, A; Beranová, K; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Libuda, J
    Redox Behavior of Pt/Co3O4(111) Model Electrocatalyst Studied by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Coupled with an Electrochemical Cell
    J. Phys. Chem. C 123 :  (13 pages), 2019.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08890 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000464768600031 BibTeX & \bibitem
  4. Lykhach, Y; Kubát, J; Neitzel, A; Tsud, N; Vorokhta, M; Skála, T; Dvořák, F; Kosto, Y; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Johánek, V; Mysliveček, J; Libuda, J
    Charge transfer and spillover phenomena in ceria-supported iridium catalysts: A model study
    The Journal of Chemical Physics 151 20 : Art. No. 204703 (14 pages), 2019.
    doi:10.1063/1.5126031 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000504063200021 BibTeX & \bibitem
  5. Zheng, J; Busch, M; Artiglia, L; Skála, T; Rossmeisl, J; Agnoli, S
    Multiple Reaction Paths for CO Oxidation on a 2D SnOx Nano‐Oxide on the Pt(110) Surface: Intrinsic Reactivity and Spillover
    Adv. Mater. Interfaces 6 6 : Art. No. 1801874 (9 pages), 2019.
    doi:10.1002/admi.201801874 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000462055200020 BibTeX & \bibitem
  6. Johánek, V; Nehasil, V; Skála, T; Tsud, N
    Carbon Chain Length Dependence of Graphene Formation via Thermal Decomposition of Alkenes on Pt(111)
    J. Phys. Chem. C 123 :  (11 pages), 2019.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07165 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000463844500040 BibTeX & \bibitem
  7. Tovt, A; Bagolini, L; Dvořák, F; Tran, N-D; Vorokhta, M; Beranová, K; Johánek, V; Farnesi Camellone, M; Skála, T; Matolínová, I; Mysliveček, J; Fabris, S; Matolín, V
    Ultimate dispersion of metallic and ionic platinum on ceria
    J. Mater. Chem. A 7 :  (10 pages), 2019.
    doi:10.1039/c9ta00823c (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000471010900052 BibTeX & \bibitem

Year 2018

  1. Schwarz, M; Faisal, F; Mohr, S; Hohner, C; Werner, K; Xu, T; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Lykhach, Y; Libuda, J
    Structure-Dependent Dissociation of Water on Cobalt Oxide
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9 :  (7 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01033 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000435026100008 BibTeX & \bibitem
  2. Acres, RG; Cheng, X; Beranová, K; Bercha, S; Skála, T; Matolín, V; Xu, Y; Prince, KC; Tsud, N
    An experimental and theoretical study of adenine adsorption on Au(111)
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20 :  (11 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1039/C7CP08102B (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000425107800008 BibTeX & \bibitem
  3. Faisal, F; Bertram, M; Stumm, C; Wähler, T; Schuster, R; Lykhach, Y; Neitzel, A; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Beranová, K; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Brummel, O; Libuda, J
    Electrocatalysis with Atomically Defined Model Systems: Metal–Support Interactions between Pt Nanoparticles and Co3O4(111) under Ultrahigh Vacuum and in Liquid Electrolytes
    J. Phys. Chem. C 122 :  (13 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05594 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000444920900025 BibTeX & \bibitem
  4. Secchi, V; Franchi, S; Santi, M; Vladescu, A; Braic, M; Skála, T; Nováková, J; Dettin, M; Zamuner, A; Iucci, G; Battocchio, C
    Biocompatible Materials Based on Self-Assembling Peptides on Ti25Nb10Zr Alloy: Molecular Structure and Organization Investigated by Synchrotron Radiation Induced Techniques
    Nanomaterials 8 3 : Art. No. 148 (19 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.3390/nano8030148 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000428106800020 BibTeX & \bibitem
  5. Dvořák, F; Szabová, L; Johánek, V; Camellone, MF; Stetsovych, V; Vorokhta, M; Tovt, A; Skála, T; Matolínová, I; Tateyama, Y; Mysliveček, J; Fabris, S; Matolín, V
    Bulk Hydroxylation and Effective Water Splitting by Highly Reduced Cerium Oxide: The Role of O Vacancy Coordination
    ACS Catal. 8 :  (10 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1021/acscatal.7b04409 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000431727300068 BibTeX & \bibitem
  6. Lykhach, Y; Faisal, F; Skála, T; Neitzel, A; Tsud, N; Vorokhta, M; Dvořák, F; Beranová, K; Kosto, Y; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Libuda, J
    Interplay between the metal-support interaction and stability in Pt/Co3O4(111) model catalysts
    J. Mater. Chem. A 6 :  (9 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1039/c8ta08142e (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000451738200074 BibTeX & \bibitem
  7. Yoshitake, M; Nemšák, S; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Matolín, V; Prince, KC
    The influence of Si in Ni on the interface modification and the band alignment between Ni and alumina
    Appl. Surf. Sci. 442 :  (6 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.02.091 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000428294500020 BibTeX & \bibitem
  8. Corva, M; Mohamed, F; Tomsic, E; Feng, Z; Skala, T; Comelli, G; Seriani, N; Peressi, M; Vesselli, E
    Substrate- to Laterally-Driven Self-Assembly Steered by Cu Nanoclusters: The Case of FePcs on an Ultrathin Alumina Film
    ACS Nano 12 :  (9 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b05992 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000451789200016 BibTeX & \bibitem
  9. Faisal, F; Stumm, C; Bertram, M; Waidhas, F; Lykhach, Y; Cherevko, S; Xiang, F; Ammon, M; Vorokhta, M; Šmíd, B; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Neitzel, A; Beranová, K; Prince, KC; Geiger, S; Kasian, O; Wähler, T; Schuster, R; Schneider, MA; Matolín, V; Mayrhofer, KJJ; Brummel, O; Libuda, J
    Electrifying model catalysts for understanding electrocatalytic reactions in liquid electrolytes
    Nat. Mater. 17 :  (7 pages), 2018.
    doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0088-3 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000436341400012 BibTeX & \bibitem

Year 2017

  1. Khalakhan, I; Vorokhta, M; Kúš, P; Dopita, M; Václavů, M; Fiala, R; Tsud, N; Skála, T; Matolín, V
    In situ probing of magnetron sputtered Pt-Ni alloy fuel cell catalysts during accelerated durability test using EC-AFM
    Electrochim. Acta 245 :  (10 pages), 2017.
    doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2017.05.202 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000406762700084 BibTeX & \bibitem
  2. Bercha, S; Beranová, K; Acres, RG; Vorokhta, M; Dubau, M; Matolínová, I; Skála, T; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Tsud, N
    Thermally Controlled Bonding of Adenine to Cerium Oxide: Effect of Substrate Stoichiometry, Morphology, Composition, and Molecular Deposition Technique
    J. Phys. Chem. C 121 :  (14 pages), 2017.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06925 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000416202900024 BibTeX & \bibitem
  3. Neitzel, A; Kovács, G; Lykhach, Y; Kozlov, SM; Tsud, N; Skála, T; Vorokhta, M; Matolín, V; Neyman, KM; Libuda, J
    Atomic Ordering and Sn Segregation in Pt–Sn Nanoalloys Supported on CeO2 Thin Films
    Top. Catal. 60 :  (11 pages), 2017.
    doi:10.1007/s11244-016-0709-5 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000403020800016 BibTeX & \bibitem
  4. Lykhach, Y; Figueroba, A; Skála, T; Duchoň, T; Tsud, N; Aulická, M; Neitzel, A; Veltruská, K; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Neyman, KM; Libuda, J
    Redox-mediated conversion of atomically dispersed platinum to sub-nanometer particles
    J. Mater. Chem. A 5 :  (12 pages), 2017.
    doi:10.1039/c7ta02204b (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000401316100051 BibTeX & \bibitem

Year 2016

  1. Skála, T; Tsud, N; Stetsovych, V; Mysliveček, J; Matolín, V
    Growth of transition metals on cerium tungstate model catalyst layers
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28 39 : Art. No. 395002 (6 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1088/0953-8984/28/39/395002 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000383803700005 BibTeX & \bibitem
  2. Zheng, J; Busch, M; Artiglia, L; Skála, T; Rossmeisl, J; Agnoli, S
    A DFT Structural Investigation of New Bimetallic PtSnx Surface Alloys Formed on the Pt(110) Surface and Their Interaction with Carbon Monoxide
    J. Phys. Chem. C 120 :  (11 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b06638 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000387737900016 BibTeX & \bibitem
  3. Bercha, S; Mali, G; Khalakhan, I; Skála, T; Prince, KC; Matolín, V; Tsud, N
    Histidine adsorption on nanostructured cerium oxide
    J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 212 :  (6 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1016/j.elspec.2016.07.005 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000387191800005 BibTeX & \bibitem
  4. Kúš, P; Ostroverkh, A; Ševčíková, K; Khalakhan, I; Fiala, R; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Matolin, V
    Magnetron sputtered Ir thin film on TiC-based support sublayer as low-loading anode catalyst for proton exchange membrane water electrolysis
    Int. J. Hydrog. Energy 41 :  (9 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.06.248 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000382793000002 BibTeX & \bibitem
  5. Neitzel, A; Figueroba, A; Lykhach, Y; Skála, T; Vorokhta, M; Tsud, N; Mehl, S; Ševčíková, K; Prince, KC; Neyman, KM; Matolín, V; Libuda, J
    Atomically Dispersed Pd, Ni, and Pt Species in Ceria-Based Catalysts: Principal Differences in Stability and Reactivity
    J. Phys. Chem. C 120 :  (11 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b02264 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000375969000035 BibTeX & \bibitem
  6. Skala, T; Matolin, V
    Growth of cerium tungstate epitaxial layers: influence of temperature
    Surf. Interface Anal. 48 :  (4 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1002/sia.5916 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000369871900008 BibTeX & \bibitem
  7. Vorokhta, M; Khalakhan, I; Vaclavu, M; Kovacs, G; Kozlov, SM; Kus, P; Skala, T; Tsud, N; Lavkova, J; Potin, V; Matolinova, I; Neyman, KM; Matolin, V
    Surface composition of magnetron sputtered Pt-Co thin film catalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cells
    Appl. Surf. Sci. 365 :  (7 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.01.004 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000369960300032 BibTeX & \bibitem
  8. Khalakhan, I; Vorokhta, M; Václavů, M; Šmíd, B; Lavková, J; Matolínová, I; Fiala, R; Tsud, N; Skála, T; Matolín, V
    In-situ electrochemical atomic force microscopy study of aging of magnetron sputtered Pt-Co nanoalloy thin films during accelerated degradation test
    Electrochim. Acta 211 :  (7 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2016.06.035 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000380904100007 BibTeX & \bibitem
  9. Lykhach, Y; Kozlov, SM; Skala, T; Tovt, A; Stetsovych, V; Tsud, N; Dvorak, F; Johanek, V; Neitzel A; Myslivecek, J; Fabris, S; Matolin, V; Neyman, KM; Libuda, J
    Counting electrons on supported nanoparticles
    Nat. Mater. 15 :  (5 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1038/nmat4500 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000370967400012 BibTeX & \bibitem
  10. Neitzel, A; Kovács, G; Lykhach, Y; Tsud, N; Kozlov, SM; Skála, T; Vorokhta, M; Matolín, V; Neyman, KM; Libuda, J
    Steering the formation of supported Pt–Sn nanoalloys by reactive metal–oxide interaction
    RSC Adv. 6 :  (10 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1039/C6RA18801J (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000384322700002 BibTeX & \bibitem
  11. Stetsovych, V; Skála, T; Beran, J; Dvořák, F; Mazur, D; Tsud, N; Mašek, K; Mysliveček, J; Matolín, V
    Two-dimensional, high valence-doped ceria: Ce6WO12(100)/W(110)
    Appl. Surf. Sci. 372 :  (6 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.03.050 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000375053800021 BibTeX & \bibitem
  12. Dvorak, F; Camellone, MF; Tovt, A; Tran, N-D; Negreiros, FR; Vorokhta, M; Skala, T; Matolinova, I; Myslivecek, J; Matolin, V; Fabris, S
    Creating single-atom Pt-ceria catalysts by surface step decoration
    Nat. Commun. 7 : Art. No. 10801 (8 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1038/ncomms10801 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000371041600001 BibTeX & \bibitem
  13. Lykhach, Y; Figueroba, A; Camellone, MF; Neitzel, A; Skala, T; Negreiros, FR; Vorokhta, M; Tsud, N; Prince, KC; Fabris, S; Neyman, KM; Matolin, V; Libuda, J
    Reactivity of atomically dispersed Pt2+ species towards H2: model Pt–CeO2 fuel cell catalyst
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18 :  (8 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1039/C6CP00627B (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000372229700009 BibTeX & \bibitem
  14. Neitzel, A; Johánek, V; Lykhach, Y; Skála, T; Tsud, N; Vorokhta, M; Matolín, V; Libuda, J
    Reduction of Pt2+ species in model Pt–CeO2 fuel cell catalysts upon reaction with methanol
    Appl. Surf. Sci. 387 :  (8 pages), 2016.
    doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.06.156 (abstract link)  PDF ISI ID:000381251100083 BibTeX & \bibitem

Scientific activities

Carries out own research as well as research in collaboration with visiting scientists, and does the day-to-day management and running of the Materials Science Beamline that is part of the Central European Consortium for Research Infrastructures (CERIC-ERIC). Current research is mainly focused on investigation of oxide films, oxide-supported nanoparticles and alloy systems.

    

Scientific expertise

X-ray photolectron spectroscopy (XPS) involving laboratory sources and synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, low energy electron diffraction (LEED), physical vapor deposition (PVD).