Ing. Petr Krtil, CSc.

Dipl. Ing. (equivalent to MSc.) in Material Engineering 1990, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology,

CSc (equivalent to PhD.) in Physical Chemistry, 1993 J. Heyrovsky Institute, Prague

1994 Postdoctoral Associate, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA

1997 Postdoctoral Associate , Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan.

Research interests

Electrochemistry of Materials
In-situ vibration spectroscopy
Low temperature synthesis of nano and microcrystalline oxides
Quartz crystal microbalance


  1. P. Krtil, L. Kavan, P. NovŠk: "Anodic Stability of Acetonitrile Based Solutions at High Potentials- an In-Situ FTIR Study", J. Electrochem. Soc., 140, (1993) 3390.
  2. L. Kavan, P. Krtil, M. Grštzel: "In-Situ FTIR Study of Photoanodic Reactions at the n-TiO2 (Anatase) Electrode in Aprotic Electrolyte Solutions.", J. Electroanal. Chem., 137,(1994) 123.
  3. B. Sajdl, K. Micka, P. Krtil:" Study of Rechargeable Manganese Dioxide Electrode", Electrochimica Acta, 40, (1995) 2005.
  4. J. Hlavatż, V. Papeě, L. Kavan, P. Krtil: "Electrochemical Polymerization of N- pyrroles", Synth. Metals, 66, (1994) 165.
  5. S. Bruckenstein, P. Krtil, A. R. Hillman: "Open Circuit Approach to Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Redox Switching of Polyvinylferrocene Films in HClO4" J. Phys. Chem. B, 102, (1998) 4994.
  6. P. Krtil, L.Kavan, I. HoskovcovŠ, K. KratochvilovŠ: "Anodic Oxidation of Dimethyle Sulfoxide Based Electrolyte Solutions. An In Situ FTIR Study", J. Appl. Electrochem., 26, (1996) 523.
  7. P. Krtil, L. Kavan, D. Fattakhova: Insertion of Lithium into Mesoscopic Anatase Electrodes - an Electrochemical and InSitu EQCM Study, J. Solid State Electrochem. , 1, (1997) 83.
  8. P. Krtil, L. Kavan, K. KratochvilovŠ: "(Photo)anodic Decomposition of 3-methyl Oxazolidin-2-one. An In-Situ FTIR Study", J. Electroanal. Chem., 433, (1997) 187.
  9. K. S. Han, P. Krtil, M. Yoshimura: "Soft Solution Processing for Fabrication of Lithiated Thin-Film Electrodes in a Single Synthetic Step." J. Mat. Chem., 8, (1998) 2043.
  10. L. Kavan, D. Fattakhova, P. Krtil: "Insertion of Lithium into Mesoscop
  11. ic and Single Crystal TiO2 (Rutile) Electrodes", J. Electrochem. Soc., 146, (1999) 1375.

  12. P. Krtil, S. Nishimura, M. Yoshimura: "Electrochemical Formation of Ternary Oxide Films - an EQCM Approach to Galvanostatic Deposition of Alkali Earth Metal Tungstates and Molybdates", Electrochim. Acta, 44, (1999) 3911.
  13. J. BludskŠ,, J. VondrŠk, I. Jakubec, P. Krtil: "Accelerating role of water in hydrogen insertion into tungsten trioxide", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 56, (1999) 231.
  14. P. Krtil, D. Fattakhova, L. Kavan, S. Burnside, M. Grštzel: "Lithium insertion into self-organized mesoscopic TiO2 (anatase) electrodes", Solid State Ionics, 135, (2000) 101.
  15. P. Krtil, D Fattakhova, M. Yoshimura: "Formation Of Tungstates of Alkali Earth Metals by Soft Solution Processing - An Electrochemical and In Situ AFM Study." J. Solid State Electrochem., 6, (2002) 367.
  16. R. Hengerer, L. Kavan, P. Krtil, M. Grštzel: " Orientation Dependence of Charge-Transfer Processes on TiO2 (Anatase) Single Crystals", J. Electrochem. Soc., 147, (2000) 1467.
  17. D. Fattakhova, L. Kavan, P. Krtil: "Li Insertion into TiO2 (Anatase) Electrodes - Microstructure and Electrolyte Effects", J. Solid State Electrochem., 5, (2001) 196.
  18. P. Krtil, D. Fattakhova: "Li Insertion into LiTi2O4Spinels-Voltammetric and Electrochemical Impedance Study", J. Electrochem. Soc., 148, (2001) A1045.
  19. P. Krtil, A. TrojŠnek, Z. Samec: "Kinetics of the water sorption in Nafion Thin Film Membranes", J. Phys. Chem B., 105, (2001) 7979.
  20. T. Grygar, P. Bezdicka , P. Vorm, N. Jordanova, P. Krtil: "Spinel solid solutions in the Li-Fe-Mn-O system", J. Solid State Chem., 161, (2001) 152.
  21. A. TrojŠnek, P. Krtil, Z. Samec: "Quasi-elastic laser light scattering from thermally excited capillary waves on the polarised water/1,2-dichloroethane interface", Electrochemistry Communications, 3, (2001), 613.
  22. A. TrojŠnek, P. Krtil, Z. Samec: "Quasi-elastic laser light scattering from thermally excited capillary waves on liquid liquid interfaces. Part I: Effect of adsorption of the hexadecyltrimethylammonium chloride at the water/1,2-dichloroethane interface", J. Electroanal. Chem., 517, (2001) 77.
  23. D. Fattakhova, P. Krtil: "Electrochemical Activity of Hydrothermally Synthesized Li-Ti-O Cubic Oxides towards Li Insertion", J. Electrochem. Soc., 149, (2002) A1224.
  24. P. Krtil, D. Fattakhova, M. Yoshimura: "Mechanism of soft solution processing formation of alkaline earth metal tungstates: an electrochemical and in situ AFM study", J. Solid State Electrochemistry, 6(6), (2002) 367-373.
  25. B. Su, J. P. Abid, D. J. Fermin, H. H. Girault, H. HoffmannovŠ, P. Krtil, Z. Samec: "Reversible voltage-induced assembly of Au nanoparticles at liquid vertical bar liquid interface", J.American Chemical Society, 126(3), (2004) 915-919.
  26. H. HoffmannovŠ, D. Fermin, P. Krtil: "Growth and electrochemical activity of the poly-L-lysine|poly-L-glutamic acid thin layer films: an EQCM and electrochemical study", J.Electroanal. Chem., 562(2), (2004) 261-265.
  27. P. Krtil, J. DždeŤek,T. KostlanovŠ, J. Brus: "Li MAS NMR study of lithium insertion into hydrothermally prepared Li-Ti-O spinel", ESSL, 176, (2005) A163-A166.
  28. Z. Samec, A. TrojŠnek,P. Krtil: "Dynamics of phospholipid monolayers on polarised liquid-liquid interfaces"Faraday Discussions, 129, (2005) 301-3139.
  29. J. Jirkovskż, M. V. Makarova, P.Krtil:"The effect of coherent domain size on the insertion activity of nanocrystalline RuO2", J. Electrochem. Soc. , 152(8), (2005) A1613-A1619.
  30. D. Fattakhova, V. Petrykin, J. Brus, T. KostlanovŠ, J. DždeŤek, P. Krtil: "Solvothermal synthesis and electrochemical behavior of nanocrystalline cubic Li-Ti-O oxides with cationic disorder", ESSL, 7(7), (2005) 1877-1885.
  31. M. V. Makarova, K. MacounovŠ, P. Krtil: "The optical and electrochemical properties of nanosized ZnO prepared from peroxide precursors", Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, in print.
  32. H. HoffmannovŠ, M. Hof, P. Krtil: "Potential controlled adsorption and lateral mobility of DOPC on polycrystalline gold-EQCM and fluorescence microscopy", J.Electroanal. Chem., in print.
  33. J. Jirkovskż, H. HoffmannovŠ, M. KlementovŠ, P. Krtil: "Particle size dependence of the electrocatalytic activity of nanocrystalline RuO2 electrodes", J. Electrochem. Soc., submitted.
  34. J. Jirkovskż, K. MacounovŠ, P. Krtil, S. ZŠliö: "Raman spectroscopy of nanocrystalline Li-Ti-O spinels and comparative DFT calculations on TiyOz and LixTiyOz clusters", Coll. Czech. Chem. Comm. , 72, 171 (2007).
  35. K. MacounovŠ, A. TrojŠnek, M. V. Makarova, P. Krtil: "Electrochemical behavior of nanocrystalline Ru0.8Me0.2O2-x (Me=Fe,Co,Ni) oxide electrodes in double-layer region", J. Electrochem. Soc., 154, A1077 (2007).
  36. M. V. Makarova, J. Jirkovskż, M. KlementovŠ, I. Jirka, K. MacounovŠ, P. Krtil: "The electrocatalytic behavior of Ru0.8Co0.2O2-x - the effect of particle shape and surface composition", J. Electrochem. Acta, 53, 2656 (2008).
  37. M. K. MacounovŠ, V. Makarova, J. Jirkovskż,J. Franc, P. Krtil: "Parallel oxygen and chlorine evolution on Ru1-xNixO2-y nanostructured electrodes", Electrochim. Acta , 53, 6126 (2008).
  38. M. K. MacounovŠ, J. Jirkovskż, V. Makarova, P. Krtil: "Oxygen evolution on Ru1-xNixO2-y nanocrystalline electrodes", J. Solid State Electrochem., in press (2008).
  39. M. K. MacounovŠ, V. Makarova, J. Franc, J. Jirkovskż, P. Krtil: "The influence of oxygen on reactivity of Ru1-xFexO2-y doped materials", J. Solid State Electrochem. , submitted (2008).

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