NANOCON - International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application

Conference Proceedings - NANOCON 2019

11th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
October 16th - 18th 2019 / Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-930X
ISBN: 978-80-87294-95-6
Proceedings of the conference have been sent to Web of Science and Scopus for evaluation and potential indexing.

Nano Energy  - the Highlight of the NANOCON´19 Conference

The XI. International conference NANOCON took place in Brno in October 16th - 18th, 2019. In total 334 attendees from 30 countries across the world listened 75 lectures and could see 205 posters. Their common theme was nanomaterials and the latest advances in their research and applications. The conference is the largest event of its kind organized in the Czech Republic and belongs to the biggest ones held in the Central Europe.

Nanotechnology and nanomaterials in energy sector was the highlight topic of the NANOCON´19. The reason is obvious.  How to generate and store enough clean electricity is one of the key challenges of the today´s world. After all, Nobel Award in chemistry was awarded for the discovery of lithium ion batteries this year. And the potential of nanomaterials to respond successfully to this challenge is very promising.

Prof. Niyazi Serdar Sarıçiftçi the director of the Institute of Organic Solar Cells from Johann Kepler University in Linz, Austria emphasised this fact in his opening plenary lecture. This renowned material scientist presented the results of his research in the field of optical technologies. He stressed the need to use biodegradable and biocompatible materials in organic optoelectronics. Their further use is very wide - not only in solar energy, but also in biomedicine, for example. Nano-energy was also the central topic of a panel discussion. In addition to methods of energy generation by various types of cells, the issues of energy storage by batteries or supercapacitors were discussed as well. And the environmental aspect of nano technologies and nano materials used in energy sector was not neglected either.

However, the thematic scope of the conference was traditionally much broader. In Brno researchers presented their R&D results regarding the preparation, characterization of nanomaterials and their use in various sectors, including the environment and medicine. Monitoring and issues of nanomaterial toxicity as well as their impact on health and the environment were also discussed. The next plenary lecture of Prof. Martin Pumera from University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, who returned to the Czech Republic after eight years of successful research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, attracted deserved attention in this respect. As the director of the Center of Advanced Functional Nanorobots he outlined the fascinating possibilities of these self-managed molecular nanostructures, for example in targeted drug delivery or in environmental remediation.

The prize for the best poster has been awarded to Ondřej Pavelka from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. This Young scientist in his poster presented, how is possible to optimize the fabrication of hybrid metal-semiconductor Au-Si nanostructures for plasmon enhanced luminescence. Luminescent silicon nanocrystals represent a promising alternative to the conventional semiconductor nanocrystals, especially for biological applications and Czech researchers collaborate on this research task with experts from the Kobe University in Japan.

Jan Přech from the Centre of Advanced Materials of Charles University in Prague presented the Best Lecture for the Young Scientist (up to 33 years of age). The price named after Dr. Tasilo Prnka - a major promoter of nanotechnology in the Czech Republic - he received for a lecture relating to advanced titano-silicate catalysts for selective oxidation of terpenes. On research of these nano-sponges Czech researchers work with scientists from the Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions of Institute for Basic Science in South Korean Daejon.

The next NANOCON conference will be held in October 21st – 23rd 2020 and it will accentuate the latest scientific and technological challenges in nano-electronics. More information can be found at

Jiřina Shrbená Váňová
Conference Programme Chair

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Ledentsov Nikolay VI Systems GmbH, Hardenbergstr. 7, 10623 Berlin, Germany,
Abstract: “Quantum dot (QD)” or, other name, “quantum box”, represents an ultimate case of size quantization in solids, where the motion of the charge carriers is restricted in all three dimensions (3D). The critical condition for the formation of truly atom-like density states is a high quality of interfaces surrounding such nano-objects. [..] Read more
LITVIN Aleksandr ITMO University, 49 Kronverksky Pr., St. Petersburg, 197101, Russia,
Co-authors: BABAEV Anton PARFENOV Peter
Abstract: Lead sulfide (PbS) quantum dots (QDs) have been covalently attached to reduced graphene oxide (rGO). Thin films from a hybrid rGO-PbS nanomaterial have been formed by a Langmuir-Blodgett technique. [..] Read more
MUREȘAN Mihai-George HiLASE centre, Institute of Physics of the CAS, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: PILNÁ Kateřina ČECH Pavel MYDLÁŘ Martin VANDA Jan NAVRÁTIL Petr
Abstract: Laser surface processing is an established method to introduce surface functionalities on solid surfaces with the required throughputs for a commercial process. Fabrication of laser induced surface structures in an effective matter is done by laser interaction studies, which reveal the best processing parameters (laser wavelength, fluence, repetition, together with the processing speed and environment). [..] Read more
DESPOTULI Alexander Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High Purity Materials, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russian Federation,
Co-authors: ANDREEVA Alexandra
Abstract: Term and concept of a new branch of science and technology, namely, “nanoionics”, were formulated in IMT RAS (1991-1992). It was the article "A step towards nanoionics". [..] Read more
Shekargoftar Masoud R&D Center for Low-Cost Plasma and Nanotechnology Surface Modifications (CEPLANT), Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 267/2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: Pospíšil Jan Munz Filip Dzik Petr Homola Tomáš
Abstract: This study addresses the effects of atmospheric-pressure plasma on the properties of methylammonium lead halide perovskite thin films. Plasma-treated films then were used to fabricate an inverted p-i-n perovskite solar cell. [..] Read more
HOMOLA Tomáš R&D Center for Low-Cost Plasma and Nanotechnology Surface Modifications (CEPLANT), Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 267/2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic,
Abstract: Prevailing modes of the manufacture of modern energy-harvesting systems and other electronics based on silicon fail to meet the requirements of the steps involved in low-cost fabrication. Rapid and low-cost roll-to-roll manufacture – the future of commercialization for flexible and printed electronics – requires flexible and low-cost substrates such as polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene naphthalate and, more recently, green materials such as nano-paper. [..] Read more
ANDREEVA Alexandra Institute of microelectronics technology and high purity materials Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia,
Co-authors: DESPOTULI Alexandr
Abstract: Advanced superionic conductors (AdSICs) have the best ion-transport properties. These properties are determined by the AdSIC crystal structure that is close to optimal for fast ionic transport (FIT). [..] Read more
CVEJN Daniel Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SMÝKALOVÁ Aneta FONIOK Kryštof MATĚJKA Vlastimil PRAUS Petr
Abstract: A novel two-step pathway towards sulphur-doped graphitic carbon nitride (CN) was hypothesized and practically tested. As a result of that, three new materials with the different content of sulphur (up to 0.023 wt.%) were synthesized. [..] Read more
TIAGULSKYI Stanislav Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: ZnO nanorods have attracted increasing interest in recent years due to their potential in optoelectronic applications. The lack of p-type ZnO emphasizes the importance of rectifying junctions realized on other p-type materials. [..] Read more
SOROKINA Larisa National Research University of Electronic Technology, Zelenograd, Moscow, Russia,
Co-authors: LEBEDEV Egor IGNATOV Dmitry RYAZANOV Roman SYSA Artem SHAMAN Yuriy GROMOV Dmitry
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SVOBODOVÁ Lucie Department of Material Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Liberec; Studentská 1402/2, 461 17 Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,,,,, an
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KUBEČKA Martin Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37, Brno, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: TOMAN Jozef ŠNÍRER Miroslav JAŠEK Ondřej KUDRLE Vít JURMANOVÁ Jana
Abstract: The relation between plasma temperature and properties of graphene nanosheet layer deposited on Si/SiO2 substrate by decomposition of ethanol in microwave plasma torch discharge at atmospheric pressure was investigated in dependence on delivered microwave power and gas flow rates. Plasma modelling was carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics software with delivered microwave power, gas flow rates and experimental reactor geometry as input parameters. [..] 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 ŠNÍRER Miroslav KALINA Michal
Abstract: Scanning electron microscopy was used to determine physical properties of microwave plasma synthesized graphene nanosheets such as size and shape under various electron beam parameters (accelerating voltage, electron beam current, working distance). The stability and amount of defects of graphene nanosheets structure was investigated in dependence on these parameters and the results were compared to data obtained by TEM and Dynamic light scattering (DLS). [..] Read more
ISUPOV Fedor National Technology Initiative Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University St. Petersburg, Russia,
Abstract: On the basis of arc metal deposition process the technology for carbon nanotubes (CNT) addition to metal was developed. It uses extruded metal rods with CNT’s as additional material. [..] Read more
Wang Yingge Department of Microsystems-IMS, University of South-Eastern Norway, Horten, 3184, Norway,
Co-authors: Li Gang Wang Kaiying Chen Xuyuan
Abstract: We report the fabrication of thick nanoporous oxide films on stainless steel (SS) foils via long-term constant-potential anodization at room temperature. The anodization potential of 50 V was employed for 1, 2 and 3 h, respectively to form the anodic films with different thickness. [..] Read more
Horazdovsky Tomas Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, EU.
Co-authors: Drahokoupil Jan Jindra Jakub Vlcak Petr
Abstract: An in situ investigation has been carried out by X-ray diffraction of the evolution of the crystallite size and the microstrain of low-temperature annealed commercially pure titanium grade 2 in the state after machining and polishing. Annealing was performed in vacuum at a temperature of 300, 400 and 500°C, with various dwell times. [..] Read more
KUČEROVÁ Liliana Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Třída Tomáše Bati 5678, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic, EU,
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Kim Hackjin Chungnam National University, Taejeon, Korea,
Abstract: Magnetic nanoparticles experience magnetic force under the magnetic field. The magnetic force can be measured as the magnetic weight of the magnetic nanoparticle sample with a conventional electronic balance. [..] Read more
Peer Petra Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i., Pod Patankou 5, 16672 Prague 6, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: Cvek Martin Urbanek Michal Sedlacik Michal
Abstract: In this contribution, magnetic Fe2O3 nanoparticles (MNPs) were successfully incorporated into the polyvinyl butyral (PVB) nanofibrous membranes using the electrospinning process. The effects of the MNP concentration on the morphology of the nanofibres and their magnetic properties were investigated. [..] Read more
MRLIK Miroslav Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Trida T. Bati 5678, 760 01 Zlin, Czech Republic, EU, *
Co-authors: Cvek Martin BAZANT Pavel KURITKA Ivo
Abstract: This study deals with the effect of star-like zinc oxide (ZnO) filler addition into poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) matrix on its structural and physical properties with the consequences to mechanical energy harvesting performance. In this case, the microwave-assisted synthesis was optimized for the preparation of unique star-like shape of ZnO particles. [..] Read more
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