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Palatinus Lukáš

Dr. rer. nat.
Born June 12, 1977

  • Solid state chemistry, crystallography
  • Member of Learned Society since 2021

Educational and professional preparation

  • M.Sc.: geology, specialization mineralogy and geochemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Prague. Research topic: Structure refinement of seladonite 2M1 from the locality Mt.Ruker, Antarktica. Supervisor: prof. prom. geol. Milan Rieder, CSc. Thesis defended: 21. 5. 2000
  • Ph.D.: solid state physics, Laboratory for Crystallography, University of Bayreuth. Research topic: The Maximum Entropy Method in Superspace. Supervisor: prof. Sander van Smaalen. PhD. thesis The Maximum Entropy Method in superspace crystallography. Thesis defended: 17. 12. 2003

Employment and academic positions

  • 1997-2005: Department of Structure Analysis, Institute of Physics of the CAS, Prague
  • 2005-2009: Laboratory for Crystallography, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2009-present: Department of Structure Analysis, Institute of Physics of the CAS, Prague

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • Member of the Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association since 1998

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • Member of the Commission on Crystallographic Computing of IUCr
  • Member of the Commission on Electron Crystallography of IUCr since 2010
  • Member of the Commission of the Special Interest Group for Aperiodic Crystals (SIG3) of European Crystallographic Association
  • Secretary of the Commission of the Special Interest Group for Electron Crystallography (SIG4) of European Crystallographic Association

Notable awards

  • 2009: Erwin Felix Lewy-Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallographic and Neutron Scattering Associations
  • 2017: Award of the Fund Neuron for the Support of Science for young scientists
  • 2017: Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences for outstanding research results – leader of the team

Selected publications

  • Palatinus L., Chapuis G. (2007): SUPERFLIP - a computer program for the solution of crystal structures by charge flipping in arbitrary dimensions. J. Appl. Cryst. 40, 786-790
  • Palatinus, L. (2013): Charge flipping in crystallography. Acta Crystallogr. B 69, 1-16
  • Palatinus, L., Petricek, V., Correa, C. A. (2015): Structure refinement using precession electron diffraction tomography and dynamical diffraction: theory and implementation. Acta Crystallogr. A 71, 235-244
  • Palatinus, L., Brazda, P., Boullay, P., Perez, O., Klementova, M., Petit, S., Eigner, V., Zaarour, M., Mintova, S. (2017): Hydrogen positions in single nanocrystals revealed by electron diffraction. Science 355, 166-169  DOI: 10.1126/science.aak9652
  • Brazda, P., Palatinus, L., Babor, M. (2019): Electron diffraction determines molecular absolute configuration in a pharmaceutical nanocrystal. Science 364, 667-669  DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2560  
  • Gemmi, M., Mugnaioli, E., Gorelik, T., Kolb, U., Palatinus, L., Boullay, P., Hovmoller, S., Abrahams, J. P. (2019): 3D Electron Diffraction: The Nanocrystallography Revolution. ACS Cent. Sci. 5, 1315-1329  DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.9b00394
  • Sasaki, S., Caldes, M.T., Guillot-Deudon, C., Braems, I., Steciuk, G., Palatinus, L., Gautron, E., Frapper, G., Janod, E., Corraze, B., Jobic, S., Cario, L. (2021): Design of metastable oxychalcogenide phases by topochemical (de)intercalation of sulfur in La2O2S2. Nature Communications 12, art. no. 3605 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23677-w