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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KULIČEK Jaroslav Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ABUDULIMU Abbasi LIU Lang LIU Guilin QI Chen REZEK Bohuslav
Abstract: Perovskites are one of the most intensively studied photovoltaic materials nowadays. Microscopic studies can provide useful information about material roughness, conductivity, structure, mechanical and opto-electronic properties as well as about kinetic effects from short to long time scale for understanding and improving the photovoltaic performance. [..] Read more
MAKHONINA Elena Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS, Moscow, Russian Federation,,,
Co-authors: PECHEN Lidia VOLKOV Vyacheslav RUMYANTSEV Alexander KOSHTYAL Yury POLITOV Yury PERVOV Vladislav EREMENKO Igor
Abstract: Li-rich oxides of different phase compositions xLi2MnO3·(1-x)LiMO2 are synthesized by coprecipitation of mixed transition metal carbonates followed by solid-state reaction with lithium hydroxide. X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and magnetic studies are used to characterize the pristine structure of the oxides with different compositions. [..] Read more
PECHEN Lidia Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,,
Co-authors: MAKHONINA Elena VOLKOV Vyacheslav RUMYANTSEV Alexander KOSHTYAL Yury POLITOV Yury PERVOV Vladislav EREMENKO Igor
Abstract: Lithium-rich oxides with different compositions are synthesized by coprecipitation method and tested as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The paper presents research into the degradation processes: capacity and voltage fade during cycling life. [..] Read more
Gerasimov Evgeny Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of SB RAS, Russian Federation,
Co-authors: Nikolaeva Olga Kulikovskaya Nina Detsel Anna
Abstract: Solid solutions La0.5Ca0.5Mn1-xFexO3 synthesized by the method of polymer-salt compositions at a temperature of 900° C with the perovskite structure were tested in the methane oxidation reaction. It was shown that at 600° C, complete conversion of methane occurs for all compositions, however, the nature of the dependence of the degree of conversion for lower temperatures is not linear and depends on the chemical composition. [..] Read more
BÍBOVÁ Hana J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry CAS, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Photocatalytic concrete screeds with self-cleaning and antimicrobial function have been developed and tested. These building materials contain sand grains with deposited composite TiO2/SiO2 layers. [..] Read more
RODIONOVS Pavels Riga Technical University, Institute of Inorganic chemistry, Riga, Latvia, EU,,
Co-authors: GRABIS Janis
Abstract: In this study Sm2O3/ZnO and Eu2O3/ZnO nanostructures were prepared using microwave-assisted hydrothermal method. Effect of Sm2O3 and Eu2O3 content and calcination temperature was investigated. [..] Read more
FONIOK Kryštof VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, FMST, Department of Chemistry, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SMÝKALOVÁ Aneta MATĚJKOVÁ Petra PRAUS Petr MATĚJKA Vlastimil
Abstract: The photocatalytic degradation of dangerous substances is widely studied topic and many scientific reports have been already published about this issue. Undoubtedly, titanium dioxide is the most often studied compound for photocatalysis in UV region, while graphitic carbon nitride is the most often studied photocatalyst in VIS region. [..] Read more
ŠIHOR Marcel VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Institute of Environmental Technology, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: VALÁŠKOVÁ Marta EDELMANNOVÁ Miroslava CHLEBÍKOVÁ Lucie KOČÍ Kamila
Abstract: Photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a challenging reaction attracting a lot of attention. Finding a novel, efficient and relatively cheap photocatalyst is the goal of many research teams all over the world. [..] Read more
FILATOV Evgeny Novosibirsk State University, Pirogova str. 2, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Co-authors: LAGUNOVA Varvara POTEMKIN Dmitry KORENEV Sergey
Abstract: Thermal decomposition of complex salts [M(NH3)4]A (M = Pt, Pd; A = CrO4, Cr2O7) in oxygen atmosphere goes through the stage of formation of the phase MCrO2 with delafossite structure and it’s further decomposition and formation of the chromium oxide(III) and monometallic platinum or palladium. Thermal decomposition of complex salts [M(NH3)4]A (M = Pt, Pd; A = CrO4, Cr2O7) in hydrogen atmosphere proceeds with partial reduction of chromium to an metallic state and the formation of a metal solid solution MxCr1-x (M = Pt, Pd) with a chromium content up to 22 at.% and a chromium oxide(III). [..] Read more
Akhkozov Leonid Materials science department, Donetsk institute for physics and engineering NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Nauki av. 46, Ukraine 0368,
Co-authors: Gorban Oksana Danilenko Igor Gorban Sergii Volkova Galina Bryukhanova Iryna Shapovalova Olesya Lyubchik Sergii Konstantinova Tetyana
Abstract: Structure, optical and photocatalytic properties for wide band gap oxide doped zinc oxide are investigated by XRD, ESR and UV-visible spectroscopy. It was shown the introduction of Al2O3 or ZrO2 led to form of structural defects in zinc oxide matrix. [..] Read more
MATĚJKOVÁ Petra VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Centre for Advanced Innovation Technologies, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: MATĚJKA Vlastimil VLČEK Jozef
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of the metallurgical wastes (slags and fly ash) utilization as a support for photocatalyticaly active composites. Metallurgical slags (MS) represent large volume group of by-products originated during the metallurgical production processes. [..] Read more
PARNICKA Patrycja Department of Environmental Technology, University of Gdansk, 80-308 Gdansk, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: WIlCZEWSKA Patrycja ZALESKA-MEDYNSKA Adriana
Abstract: Semiconductor-based heterogeneous photocatalysis is a promising technology for water and air purification without using consumables and generating harmful by-products. Bismuth molybdate as one of the simplestAurivillius oxides with a narrow band gap of 2.7 eV has got wide attention due to its potential for photocatalytic applications. [..] Read more
SKRIVANEK Josef TUL - Technical University of Liberec, Department of Textile Machine Design, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: BATKA Ondrej VALTERA Jan
Abstract: The paper deals with simulations of the distribution of electric field on the collector surface during the DC-electrospinning process. The object of the simulations was to find out whether it is possible to achieve a uniform distribution of the electric field on the surface of the circular collector. [..] Read more
GEMEINER Pavol Departament of Graphic Arts Technology and Applied Photochemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, EU,
Co-authors: HOMOLA Tomáš HATALA Michal MIKULA Milan
Abstract: In this work, solution-processable graphene oxide (GO) dispersions were used for the simple preparation of thin GO layers (50 nm thickness), which were reduced by low-temperature hydrogen plasma. Hydrogen plasma reduction (ideal treatment time 8 sec) led to a decrease of oxygen-containing groups and consequently, in the transformation of sp3-carbon oxidized domains to preferable sp2-carbon aromatic domains in rGO layers (XPS). [..] Read more
FAN Xiao Department of Microsystems, University of South-Eastern Norway, Campus Vestfold, Raveien 215, 3184Borre, Norway,
Co-authors: CHEN Xuyuan
Abstract: CoWO4 is predicted to be a very promising electrode material for supercapacitors. In this study, a novel flower-like morphology of CoWO4 fabricated by a hydrothermal method is presented for the first time. [..] Read more
CHANG Yu Ying Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: REMES Zdenek MICOVA Julia
Abstract: We have developed an inexpensive and efficient technology of hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanorods from zinc nitrate hexahydrate (Zn(NO3)2·6H2O), as a precursor and hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA) (C6H12N4), as a surfactant followed by plasma hydrogenation in a novel inductively coupled plasma (ICP) quartz reactor and equipped with the rotary sample holder to stir powder during plasma treatment. We have optimized the photoluminescence spectroscopy for measuring optical scattering samples with the high sensitivity, precise sample positioning and very low influence of the scattered excitation light. [..] Read more
BATKA Ondrej TUL - Technical University of Liberec, Department of Textile Machine Design, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SKRIVANEK Josef
Abstract: The work is focused on the assessment of mutual influence of group of spinning electrodes placed in one plane in dependence on their mutual distance, during AC-electrospinning. From the results of the experiment it was found that the distance between the electrodes affects the stability of the nanofiber production process and the siding behavior while AC-electrospinning. [..] Read more
KŘÍŽOVÁ Hana Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Department of the Preparation and Analysis of Nanostructures, Bendlova 1409/7, Liberec, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: KREJČÍK Michal ŠAŠKOVÁ Jana LEMBERK Ladislav
Abstract: PMMA / PTFE optical fibers with increasing lateral emission were coated with titanium nanolayer using low-temperature plasma. We investigated how this nanolayer affected the spectrum of emission when VIS LED and UVA LED light sources were used. [..] Read more
KOSHTYAL Yury Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,
Abstract: Present work is dedicated to the development of lithium-nickel oxide film – positive electrode for solid-state lithium-ion batteries. The formation of electrochemical phase was performed by а two-step process. [..] Read more
KAVÁNOVÁ Anna Department of Material Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, Studentská 1402/2, 461 17 Liberec, Czech Republic, EU, e-mail:,,,,
Co-authors: BAKALOVA Totka SVOBODOVÁ Lucie JÍLEK Mojmír KEJZLAR Pavel LOUDA Petr
Abstract: Tribological coatings are mainly used to reduce adhesive wear, which often leads to the seizure or the formation of cold welds. The low coefficient of friction and good sliding properties make it ideal for applications with low lubrication or even dry running. [..] Read more
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