Miroslava Topić BSc Phd (Cape Town)

Dr Topić has a background in the motor industry in Europe, before completing her PhD and a post-doctoral fellowship at UCT. She is now a Senior research Scientist in the Materials Research Department at iTemba labs outside Cape Town.

Research Interests

Her main area of interest lies in phase transformations in thin coatings and alloys, characterisation of metallic coatings using accelerator based techniques and application of diffraction techniques in materials science and engineering.


M. Topić, G. Favaro, R. Bucher

Scratch Resistance of Platinum-Vanadium Single and Multilayer System, Journal of Surface Coatings and Technology 205 4784-4790 (2011)
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G. Corbel, M. Topić, A. Gibaud, C. I. Lang

Selective dry oxidation of the ordered Pt–11.1 at.% V alloy surface evidenced by in situ temperature-controlled X-ray diffraction, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509 6532–6538 (2011)
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TP Ntsoane, M Topić, R Bucher

XRD investigation of residual stresses in electron beam deposited Pt-V coatings, Materials Science Forum Vol.652 303-308 (2010)
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TP Ntsoane, M Topić, R Bucher

Near-surface in-vitro studies of plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coatings, Advances in X-ray Analysis, Vol. 54, Proceedings of X-ray Conference, Denver, US (2010)

S Nsengiyumva, TP Ntsoane, AT Raji, M Topić, G Kellermann, JP Riviere, DT Britton, M Härting

The mutual influence of krypton implantation and pre-existing stress states in polycrystalline alpha titanium, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics B, 267 2712-2715 (2009)
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M Topić, CA Pineda-Vargas, R Bucher, HE du Plessis, B Breedt, V Pischedda, S Nxumalo, CI Lang

High-temperature study on thin-aluminium coatings deposited onto thick platinum substrates, Journal of Surface Coatings and Technology, 203 3044-3048 (2009)
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A Gibaud, M Topić, G Corbel & C Lang

An X-ray scattering study of the Pt1-xVx alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 484 (2009) 168–171
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M Topić, G Favaro, C Pineda-Vargas, R Bucher, CI Lang

Effect of annealing on scratch resistance and morphology of V-Pt multilayer systems, Ext. Abstract, 5th Coatings Sci. Int. Conf. (COSI 2009), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 216 (2009)

M Topić, G Favaro, R Bucher, CI Lang

Scratch resistance of platinum coatings, Conference Proceedings, World Tribology Congress, Kyoto, Japan 686 (2009)