NANOCON - International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application

Conference Proceedings - NANOCON 2018

10th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
October 17th - 19th 2018 / Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-930X
ISBN: 978-80-87294-89-5
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.

Jubilee NANOCON International Conference

The international conference NANOCON took place in Brno on 17th - 19th October 2018 for the 10th time. More than three hundred attendees from 20 countries across the world listened over 70 lectures and could see 190 posters. Their common theme was nanomaterials and the latest advances in their research and application. The conference is the largest event of its kind organized in the Czech Republic.

Since the first year of the conference (2008), nanomaterial research has progressed dramatically. Over the last ten years, many breakthrough scientific discoveries have been achieved. We are witnesses of their continuing mass applications in industry, construction, IT technologies, medicine… Nanotechnology is facilitating so many diverse improvements like thinner and more durable flat panel displays, enhanced cathode materials for safer and longer life Li-ion batteries, sensors for medical testing or more humane and effective treatments for cancer patients.

This dynamic development of nanomaterial research has also been reflected in the NANOCON conference agenda, as well. Researchers in Brno presented results of their work relating the preparation, characterization of properties of nanomaterials and their applications in various sectors of the economy, including the environment. Monitoring and toxicity of nanomaterials as well as the influence of nanomaterials on health and environment have been also seriously discussed in the conference.

Amazing progress achieved particularly in research of antibacterial materials and products, targeted drug delivery, tissue engineering, magnetic resonance imaging, antitumor therapy, labelling and separation of cells motivated the Programme Committee to accentuate the topic of nanomedicine in the programme of NANOCON´18.  Prof. Dr. Paras N. Prasad from Buffalo University (USA) in his introductory plenary lecture presented the results of his research in optical technologies addressing global health problems.

Another plenary lecturer - prof. Castro Neto from the National University of Singapore, who is considered to be one of the main graphene theorists - outlined the urgency to adopt standards for this 2D material. He also described convincingly how the lack of standardization undermines the work of researchers. He stressed, that many companies worldwide offer graphite as a graphene. And its processors are surprised then that the use of this material does not produce the expected effect…

The prize for the best poster has been awarded to Hana Faitová from the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague. This young scientist in her work demonstrated how highly ordered arrays of ZnO nanorods can be prepared with the help of a focused ion beam. This research result should be used for example in electronics, sensors or solar cells. Anastasiia Garanina from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS in Moscow presented the Best Lecture for Young Scientist by 33 years old. The price named after Dr. Tasilo Prnka - a major nanotechnology promoter in the Czech Republic - she received for a lecture illustrating how intravital microscopy can reveal novel non-cancerous target cells for magnetic nanoparticles in tumor microenvironment.

The next NANOCON conference will be held on October 16th - 18th, 2019. More information can be found at

Jirina Shrbena
Conference Programme Chair

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KORNIENKO Victoria S. Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia; Department of Computational Mathematics, Institute of Computational Modeling of Federal Research Center KSC SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Co-authors: TSIPOTAN Aleksei S. ALEKSANDROVSKY Aleksandr S. SLABKO Vitaliy V.
Abstract: Dynamical model of self-assembly of nanoparticles in the field of laser radiation is developed and applied to the investigation of the possibility of the assembly of variously shaped structures comprised of the particles. Specifically, the computer model of the process of formation of structures with pre-defined geometry from a set of three initially isolated nanoparticles. [..] Read more
LAKUSTA Marharyta Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering named after O.O. Galkin of the NAS of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine,
Abstract: The impact of GeO2 on the sintering kinetics and mass transfer mechanisms in tetragonal zirconia nanopowders has been investigated. The shrinkage kinetics of 3Y-TZP was investigated by the dilatometry analyses. [..] Read more
Babaev Anton ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,
Co-authors: Dubavik Aliaksei Cherevkov Sergei Parfenov Peter Ushakova Elena Baranov Mikhail Nabiev Igor Baranov Alexandr Litvin Aleksandr
Abstract: Quantum dots (QDs) are of great interest for creating optoelectronic devices due to their tunable bandgap, high stability and simple solution processability for device fabrication. One of the ways to increase the efficiency of such devices is to combine QDs with different carbon nanostructures. [..] Read more
Hulicius Eduard Institute of Physics CAS, v.v.i., Cukrovarnická 10, Praha 6, 162 00, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: Kuldová Karla Hospodková Alice Pangrác Jiří Dominec Filip Humlíček Josef Pelant Ivan Cibulka Ondřej Herynková Kateřina
Abstract: GaN/AlGaN-based high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) attain better performance than their state-of-the-art full silicon-based counterparts, offering higher power, higher frequency as well as higher temperature of operation and stability, although their voltage and current limits are somewhat lower than for the SiC-based HEMTs. GaN/AlGaN-based HEMTs are a potential choice for electric-powered vehicles, for which they are approved not only for their power parameters, but also for their good temperature stability, lifetime and reliability. [..] Read more
SKURLOV Ivan ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,
Co-authors: PONOMAREVA Evgenia PUTILIN Sergey DUBAVIK Aleksei POPOV,Aliaksei TSYPKIN Anton LITVIN Aleksandr
Abstract: Studying the nonlinearities in the resonant mode one may face thermo-optical effects due to sample overheating, occurring upon exposure to high-frequency repetition rate probing pulse. If present, thermo-optical contribution to the refractive index are extremely hard to separate from the electronic contribution. [..] Read more
MORTET Vincent Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: LAMBERT Nicolas HUBÍK Pavel SOLTANI Ali
Abstract: Boron-doped diamond exhibits a characteristic S-shaped I-V curve at room temperature [1] with two electrical conductivity states, i.e., low and high conductivity, at high electric fields (50 – 250 kVcm-1) due to the carrier freeze-out and impurity impact ionization avalanche effect. To our knowledge, the carrier multiplication during the change of the conductivity state has not been studied. [..] Read more
LUKIANOVA Olga Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia,
Co-authors: KOLESNIKOV Dmitrii KRASILNIKOV Vladimir KHMARA Alexander PEREVISLOV Sergey
Abstract: Silicon nitride find its application in quality of high-temperature ceramics and can be considered as one of the most promising dielectrics. Different properties and microstructure of pressureless sintered silicon nitride have been described a lot. [..] Read more
LANGER Michal Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM), Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: PYKAL Martin OTYEPKA Michal
Abstract: Graphene is unarguably very promising material for countless applications including also gas sensing. For this particular application, it is very beneficial to understand the nature and strength of interaction of graphene with the adsorbed molecules. [..] Read more
PANCHENKO Oleg National Technology Initiative Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University St. Petersburg, Russia,
Co-authors: CHEN Ke VILACA Pedro ISUPOV Fedor SHAMSHURIN Aleksey
Abstract: The method of carbon nanotubes (CNT) addition to a friction stir welded dissimilar joint has been developed. The CNT agglomerates are produced in shape of paper sheets. [..] Read more
JURMANOVÁ Jana Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37, Brno, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: JAŠEK Ondřej TOMAN Jozef Miroslav Šnírer KUDRLE Vít
Abstract: Graphene based nanomaterials produced by liquid exfoliation techniques and microwave plasma decomposition of ethanol were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy and X-Ray powder diffraction (XRD). Graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) prepared by liquid exfoliation technique consisted of several types of structures - thin flakes with thickness of 10-15 nm and lateral dimensions of several micrometers and graphite like structures, 100 μm in size, with not fully exfoliated graphene layers. [..] Read more
KOUDELKOVA Zuzana Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-61300 Brno, Czech Republic
Co-authors: RICHTERA Lukas SVEC Pavel ADAM Vojtech
Abstract: The environmental contamination by heavy metals is one of the global problems that disturb the ecological balance. A platform for the simultaneous electrochemical detection of trace heavy metal ions has been developed based on the gold nanoparticles-cysteine-multiwall carbon nanotubes (AuNPs-Cys-MWCNTs) modified carbon paste electrode using square wave anodic stripping voltammetry. [..] Read more
NABIULLINA Rezida ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia,
Abstract: The effect of the resonance overlapping of pseudoisocyanine J aggregates exciton and plasmon of the inhomogeneous ensemble of metallic nanoparticles was studied for thin films. The absorption of a hybrid structure was not the sum of the absorption of the cyanine dye layer and nanoparticle extinction. [..] Read more
REMES Zdenek Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Praha, Czechia,,,
Co-authors: CHANG Yu Ying STUCHLIK Jiri Micova Julia
Abstract: We have developed the technology of the deposition of the nominally undoped ZnO nanocrystalline thin films by DC reactive magnetron sputtering of Zn target in the gas mixture of argon and oxygen plasma. We have optimized the photoluminescence spectroscopy for measuring optically scattering thin layers with the high sensitivity, precise sample positioning and very low influence of the scattered excitation light. [..] Read more
STUCHLIK Jiri Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic,,,,
Co-authors: STUCHLIKOVA The Ha CERMAK Jan KUPCIK Jaroslav FAJGAR Radek REMES Zdenek
Abstract: The hydrogenated amorphous silicon layers (a-Si:H) were deposited by PECVD method on quartz substrates. During interruption of PECVD process the vacuum chamber was pumped up to 10-5 Pa and 1 nm thin films of Germanium or Tin were evaporated on the surface. [..] Read more
YATSKIV Roman Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: BAŠINOVÁ Nikola GRYM Jan VANIŠ Jan
Abstract: We report on the properties of Eu-doped ZnO nanorods prepared by chemical bath deposition from aqueous solutions in an autoclave. The autoclave enables to grow the nanorods above the boiling point of water. [..] Read more
HAVLÁKOVÁ Jana Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Departments of Experimental Physics and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Šlechtitelů 27, 783 71, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: TUČEK Jiří ZBOŘIL Radek
Abstract: Iron oxides, especially the Fe3O4 and γ-Fe2O3 phases, play a significant role in potential applications of nanomaterials due to their suitable features such as biocompatibility, magnetic and optoelectronic properties. Moreover, it is convenient to use Fe3O4 for some applications, such as Li-ion batteries, because of its combined valence states of iron. [..] Read more
Mishonov Todor Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 5 James Bourchier Blvd., BG-1164 Sofia, Bulgaria, EU,,,
Co-authors: Danchev Victor Varonov Albert
Abstract: We use the formerly derived explicit analytical expressions for the conductivity of nanostructured superconductors supercooled below the critical temperature in electric field. Computer simulations reveal that the negative differential conductivity region of the current-voltage characteristic leads to excitation of electric oscillations. [..] Read more
INDUCHOODAN Govindan Chalmers University of Technology, Dept. of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Göteborg, Sweden,,,
Co-authors: ADL-ZARRABI Bijan SWENSON Jan TANG Luping
Abstract: The chemistry of bitumen and the percentage of asphaltene can vary significantly depending on external and internal factors such as the source and method of bitumen extraction. This makes graphene embedded bitumen a complex ternary phase system. [..] Read more
KROFTOVÁ Klára Department of Architecture, Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU in Prague, Prague, 162 00 Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ŠKODA David KUŘITKA Ivo
Abstract: The most common tasks, we encounter during restoration stone historical monument buildings, include mainly cleaning and removing of the crust from their surface. As part of the experimental research of nanomaterials and the widespread use of these materials for the preservation and restoration of stone monuments, the use of TiO2 is currently being addressed. [..] Read more
PREININGER Claudia AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Tulln, Austria, EU,
Co-authors: SAUER Ursula DOPPLER Sara KULBAK Einav YONSEL Sems POPESCU Carmen Michaela POPESCU Cristina
Abstract: Nanocellulose has emerged as attractive new biobased reinforcement and gas barrier material in for example sustainable food packaging. Herein we report on Cellulose Nano Crystals (CNC) for application in agriculture, as potential filler and adhesion promoter of microbial biofertilizer formulations. [..] Read more
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