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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MANČÍK Pavel Nanotechnology Centre, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: BEDNÁŘ Jiří SVOBODA Ladislav DVORSKÝ Richard
Abstract: In this work, we present an advanced preparation method, of photoactive layered graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) incorporated into the silica structure containing zinc ions. This new nanocomposite has enhanced sorption properties and photocatalytic activity due to presence of g-C3N4. [..] Read more
ZELINKA Jiří VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of metallurgy and materials engineering, Department of Chemistry, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: HALFAROVÁ Petra VYKYDAL David LIŠKA Vojtěch PRAUS Petr MATĚJKA Vlastimil
Abstract: G-C3N4 is an intensively studied material for photocatalytic applications, mainly for the degradation of pollutants in water and air. The thermal polymerization of suitable precursors (urea, melamine, dicyanamide etc.) is the most often used approach for the g-C3N4 synthesis. [..] Read more
Shahrezaei Mahdi Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Šlechtitelu 27, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic,,
Co-authors: YALAVARTHI Rambabu NALDONI Alberto KMENT Stepan SCHMUKI Patrik Zboril Radek
Abstract: Nanostructuring and morphological engineering are the two important aspects of the control of the performance of functional materials. In the present work, we report on the fabrication of high aspect discrete TiO2 nanotubes possessing two or multi-legs via electrochemical anodization of titanium foil. [..] Read more
RÁCOVÁ Zuzana CzechTechnical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: BAUDYS Michal KRÝSA Josef TICHÁ Petra DEMO Pavel
Abstract: Many paints contain special additives such as biocides which act as a prevention against biodeterioration. Presence of nanoparticles of silver and copper may inhibit the grow of microorganism. [..] Read more
MAMULOVÁ KUTLÁKOVÁ Kateřina Nanotechnology Centre, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: TOKARSKÝ Jonáš
Abstract: This study is focused on preparation of pristine zinc sulphide (ZnS) and zinc sulphide/kaolinite (ZnS/K) nanocomposite using one-pot hydrothermal synthesis under atmospheric pressure and without any surfactant. Together with finding a simple preparation method, the aim was to achieve a high photocatalytic activity, and also reduce the environmental risk of ZnS (in the case of ZnS/K). [..] Read more
MATĚJKA Vlastimil VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of metallurgy and materials engineering, Department of Chemistry, 17. Listopadu 15, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: MARŠOLEK Petr MARTAUS Alexandr GEMBALOVÁ Lucie PRAUS Petr
Abstract: Bismuth iodate was prepared using a hydrothermal synthesis of Bi(NO3)3·5H2O and I2O5. The time effect of the hydrothermal synthesis (4, 24, 48 and 72 h) on the structure, specific surface area (SSA) and morphology of bismuth iodate particles, their optical properties and photodegradation activity were studied. [..] Read more
KŘÍŽOVÁ Hana Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Bendlova 1409/7, 460 01 Liberec 1, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: WIENER Jakub
Abstract: The surface of the polyester nonwoven fabric was covered with a layer of silver and copper-based nanoparticles obtained from their salts and reduced using tannic acid. Polyester nonwoven MILIFE® without surface modification was used as a carrier of the metallic layer. [..] Read more
CHANG Yen-Chen Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: MILIAIEVA Daria REZEK Bohuslav
Abstract: Diamond thin films and nanodiamond particles are considered promising for addressing the long-term challenge of organic photovoltaics: efficiency and stability. In this work, we characterize stability of surface potential and photovoltage on polyfunctional detonation nanodiamonds merged with polypyrrole oligomers. [..] Read more
MAXIMOV Maxim Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,,,,
Abstract: In recent years atomic layer deposition has proved to be a successful method of fabrication and modification of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries and thin film power sources. Tin oxide demonstrated considerable excellence over currently used materials for thin film batteries anodes, however, lithiated tin oxides are expected to show even better performance. [..] Read more
HEJAZI Hossein S.M. Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Šlechtitelu 27, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: BARMAN Tapan NALDONI Alberto HUBIČKA Zdeněk KMENT Štěpán SCHMUKI Patrik ZBOŘIL Radek
Abstract: Anodization is a simple and effective method to synthesize self-organized titanium dioxide nanotubes. But depending on the electrolyte used for anodization, there is a disorder “nano grass” or an “initiation layer” on top of the nano tubes. [..] Read more
GERULLIS Sven INNOVENT e.V. Technology Development Jena, Pruessingstrasse 27B, D-07745 Jena, Germany, EU,
Co-authors: BEIER Oliver PFUCH Andreas RAUGUST Marc KRETZSCHMAR Björn Sten Mark GRUENLER Bernd
Abstract: In this contribution, the deposition of tin oxide thin films and the resulting layer properties are investigated. An atmospheric pressure PECVD process using a non-thermal plasma jet was applied, creating the coatings on silicon and glass slides. [..] Read more
ISAKOVA Alexandra Russian Academy of Sciences A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry RAS, 31 Leninsky prospect, Moscow 119071 Russian Federation,,
Co-authors: TVERSKOY Vladimir INDENBOM Andrey IVANOV Victor GRIBKOVA Oxana NEKRASOV Aleksandr
Abstract: Static electricity on the surface of dielectric polymers can be dangerous in various areas of human life. Antistatic agents reduce or eliminate accumulation of static electricity by creation a conductive layer on the polymer surface. [..] Read more
TREJBAL Jan Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,,,,,
Abstract: Pavement structures often fail due to insufficient interphase interaction between bituminous binder and mineral aggregate. A thin bituminous film covering aggregate particles is often replaced by water, resulting in bitumen-water-aggregate system, which is firmly linked to adhesion failure between these materials. [..] Read more
TOKARČÍKOVÁ Michaela Nanotechnology Centre, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Co-authors: SEIDLEROVÁ Jana MOTYKA Oldřich
Abstract: The magnetically modified composites for Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) ions removal from aqueous solution were synthetized. Montmorillonite/FexOy composites were successfully prepared using ferrofluid. [..] Read more
HRBEK Vladimír Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, CAS, Centre of Excellence Telč, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: PROŠEK Zdeněk NEŽERKA Václav TESÁREK Pavel
Abstract: The topic of emission reduction and recycling in civil engineering is highly discussed topic over last years. With respect to construction waste production, it is obvious to reuse materials such as concrete. [..] Read more
CERNEI Natalia Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: KOPEL Pavel HORKY Pavel ZITKA Ondrej ADAM Vojtech
Abstract: In this paper, we report the optimal conditions for the isolation of amino acid arginine from different types of matrix, such as blood, plasma or tissue and their characterization using ion-exchange liquid chromatography with VIS detector. Paramagnetic microparticles able to isolate and immobilize amino acid arginine were prepared and used to preconcentrate arginine for subsequent analysis on ion-exchange liquid chromatography with VIS detector. [..] Read more
PRUCEK Robert Palacký University in Olomouc, RCPTM, Olomouc, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SOLÁR Martin PANÁČEK Aleš TUČEK Jiří FI Jan Radek ZBOŘIL
Abstract: Heavy metals are widely used in a range of materials including paints, motor vehicles, guns, and electrical components. After discarding such materials, the metal ions after dissolution can penetrate to the environment and are toxic to plants, organisms, and humans. [..] Read more
TOKARSKÝ Jonáš Nanotechnology Centre, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Abstract: Natural phyllosilicate montmorillonite (MMT) was intercalated by electrically conducting polymer polypyrrole in order to obtain nanocomposites with enhanced electrical conductivity and stability in comparison with pure polypyrrole (PPYR). Samples in powder form were prepared via oxidative polymerization of pyrrole in aqueous solution using FeCl3 as oxidizing agent. [..] Read more
STUCHLIKOVA The Ha Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Praha, Czech Republic,,,
Co-authors: REMES Zdenek STUCHLIK Jiri
Abstract: The plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition was combined with in situ deposition of Ge and Sn thin film by evaporation technique at surface temperature about 220 °C to form nanoparticles on the surface of hydrogenated silicon thin films to prepare diodes. Formation of nanoparticles was additionally stimulated by plasma treatment through a low pressure hydrogen glow discharge. [..] Read more
BAŤKA Ondřej Department of textile machine design - Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: BERAN Jaroslav SKŘIVÁNEK Josef
Abstract: This paper deals with the analysis of the distribution of the electric field around the spinning electrodes used for the production of nanofibres by the AC-electrospinning method. Understanding the behavior of the electrostatic field around the electrodes is an important part for design a spinning device. [..] Read more
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