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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MITROFANOV Ilya Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,
Co-authors: EZHOV Ilya KOSHTYAL Yury NAZAROV Denis KIM Artem RUMYANTSEV Aleksander POPOVICH Anatoly MAXIMOV Maxim
Abstract: The development of micro- and nanoscale power sources for micro size electronic devices such as wireless sensors, biomedical implants, and smart cards is an important task. In this work, the processes of synthesis uniform lithium oxide, cobalt oxide, and lithium cobalt oxide thin films using atomic layer deposition (ALD) method were studied. [..] Read more
VIDA Július 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: SHEKARGOFTAR Masoud SIRVIÖ Juho Antti HOMOLA Tomáš
Abstract: Cellulose, as the most abundant polymer in the world, and recently nanocellulose, have emerged as sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable substrates for flexible and printed electronics in applications that require rapid roll-to-roll manufacturing. However, the wetting and printability of any material surface are linked to its surface energy. [..] Read more
AHMAD Ali Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: VOVES Jan
Abstract: The measurements of volatile organic compounds are becoming more important due to stringent environmental regulations and increasing health concerns. The human breath which includes many volatile organic compounds that can be used as biomarkers for different diseases as well. [..] Read more
DOUŠOVÁ Barbora University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: REITERMAN Pavel LHOTKA Miloslav KEPPERT Martin KOLOUŠEK David
Abstract: Two powdered wastes originating in building materials production (waste brick dust (WBD) from the production of ceramic blocks and concrete slurry waste (CSW) from prestressed poles production used also in Fe-modified form (CSWFe)) were studied as potential adsorbents of ecologically risk cations (Cd2+, Pb2+) and anions (AsV as AsO43- and CrVI as CrO42-) from contaminated waters. The WBD indicated very good adsorption selectivity for Cd2+, Pb2+ and AsV at a high adsorption efficiency (>90%), and worse parameters for CrVI adsorption (<30% adsorption efficiency). [..] Read more
GOVORCIN BAJSIC Emi University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia, EU,,,,
Co-authors: MRKONJIĆ Nikolina FILIPAN Veljko SUTLOVIĆ Igor ZDRAVEVA Emilija
Abstract: Ecological concern has recently resulted in a natural sources which are rich in cellulose, cheap and provide good prospective as reinforcements fillers in polymer matrix composites as recyclability and environmental safety. Rice husk is a cellulose-based fibrous material and a waste product of the rice processing industry. [..] Read more
KRAWCZYK Kamil Centre for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Studentská 1402/2, 461 17 Liberec 1, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: WACŁAWEK Stanisław SILVESTRI Daniele TORRES-MENDIETA Rafael V.T. PADIL Vinod ŘEZANKA Michal ČERNÍK Miroslav
Abstract: Nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) is one of the most important nanostructure for degradative remediation of environmental contaminants. In our research, NZVI was for the first time functionalized with cyclodextrins (CD), recently considered as excellent, environmentally friendly and cheap absorbents of toxic pollutants. [..] Read more
VOLOŠČUKOVÁ Ondřejka Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation (CXI), Studentská 2, Liberec, 461 17, Czech Republic, EU, ,,
Co-authors: SKÁCELOVÁ Petra PAVELKOVÁ Alena SLUNSKÝ Jan NOSEK Jaroslav
Abstract: The use of nZVI is well known method for remediation of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons. The present paper investigates the ability of traditional nZVI and S-nZVI modified with sulphide ion (HS-) to reduce CHC in real wastewater sample. [..] Read more
Co-authors: PARNICKA Patrycja BIELICKA-GIEŁDOŃ Aleksandra SIEDLECKA Ewa Maria
Abstract: Cytostatic drugs are a broad group of chemotherapy compounds mainly applied for tumor, skin diseases and infections treatments. Anticancer pharmaceutics are exhibited carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic activity and have been recognized as low biodegradable so their concentration would increase in the environment. [..] Read more
Sihelník Slavomír Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, CEPLANT, Department of Physical Electronics, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: Kelar Jakub Zemánek Miroslav Beier Oliver Kelar Tučeková Zlata Krumpolec Richard Stupavská Monika Wittwer Jost Grünler Bernd Pfuch Andreas Kováčik Dušan Černák Mirko
Abstract: Precleaning of float glass is an important step in manufacturing processes based on combining its surface with other materials. Cleanness, together with surface roughness and chemical activity affect adhesion properties of the substrate that are crucial for the quality of the final product. [..] Read more
KLUČÁKOVÁ Martina Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Purkyňova 118/464, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SMILKOVÁ Marcela SEDLÁČEK Petr
Abstract: Agarose hydrogel was used as the transport medium for the investigation of the diffusion of lignohumate through plant cuticle. The cuticles were isolated from Prunus laurocerasus by two different methods: chemical and enzymatic. [..] Read more
FARKA Zdeněk CEITEC MU, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: Mickert Matthias J. Hlaváček Antonín Poláchová Veronika Kostiv Uliana Pastucha Matěj Horák Daniel Gorris Hans H. Skládal Petr
Abstract: The recent progress in the field of immunoassays has been driven by introduction of various kinds of nanomaterials. In particular, photon-upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) proved to be excellent immunoassay labels due to their ability to emit light of shorter wavelengths under near-infrared excitation (anti-Stokes emission), which prevents autofluorescence, minimizes light scattering, and thus reduces the optical background interference. [..] Read more
HLAVÁČEK Antonín Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: KŘIVÁNKOVÁ Jana FORET František
Abstract: Photon-upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) are lanthanide-doped nanocrystals that can be excited by near-infrared light and emit photon-upconversion luminescence of shorter wavelengths. Advantages of UCNPs include near-infrared excitation, multiple and narrow emission bands, negligible autofluorescence and high stability, which make UCNPs ideal luminescence label for use in biological and chemical assays. [..] Read more
VERVALD Alexey M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Moscow, Russia,
Abstract: In this paper photoluminescence properties of aqueous suspensions of carbon nanoparticles (nanodiamonds, carbon dots and complexes on their basis) with different ratio of surface carbon in sp3- and sp2-hybridizations were studied by methods of Raman, fluorescence and IR absorption spectroscopy. It was found that intensity of photoluminescence correlates with amount of carbon in non-diamond phase on the surface of nanoparticles. [..] Read more
RUTHERFORD David Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CVUT, Prague, Czech Republic,
Co-authors: JÍRA Jaroslav MIČOVÁ Júlia REMEŠ Zdenek Hsu Hua Shu REZEK Bohuslav
Abstract: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NP) have shown great potential as a novel antibacterial material at a time when resistance towards conventional antibiotics is becoming more prevalent. We report bacteria inactivation by ZnO NP with novel hedgehog-like morphology using model gram-negative (E. [..] Read more
TOMÁNKOVÁ Hana Institute for Nanomaterials, Novel Technologies and Innovation (CXi), TUL, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: RYSOVÁ Miroslava SCHNEIDROVÁ Marie SKLENÁŘOVÁ Hana
Abstract: We developed a transdermal drug delivery system containing tetracycline as a model antibiotic for wound healing application. Our previous in vitro tests proved no cytotoxic effect nor antibacterial activity of the silica nanofiber based matrix. [..] Read more
TOTHOVA Zuzana Department of Research and Development, Prevention Medicals s.r.o., Tovarni 342, 742 13; Studenka-Butovice, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Some types of nanoparticles such as gold and silver show interesting chemical properties. Pseudoperoxidase activity has been found in iron- or gold-based materials, but some silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) also exhibit such properties. [..] Read more
BAZHUKOVA Irina Ural Federal University, Institute of Physics and Technology, Yekaterinburg, Russia,
Abstract: Cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles present an interesting material for various applications in biotechnology and medicine. The mechanism of CeO2 nanoparticles biological activity is supposed to be related to the presence both Ce3+ and Ce4+ ions on the surface of the nanocrystal. [..] Read more
KOPEL Pavel Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: CERNEI Natalia HORKY Pavel LACKOVA Zuzana MILOSAVLJEVIC Vedran GAGIC Milica ZITKA Ondrej ADAM Vojtech
Abstract: We report the optimal conditions for the separation of spermidine from different types of samples, for example blood or cancer cells and its subsequent determination by ion-exchange liquid chromatography (IEC) with UV-VIS detector. Here in, we synthesized paramagnetic particles able to isolate and immobilize spermidine from blood of patients with cancer or cancer cells and thus preconcentrate it for analysis. [..] Read more
STANKOVA Martina Department of Research and Development, Prevention Medicals s.r.o., Tovarni 342, 742 13; Studenka-Butovice, Czech Republic,
Abstract: Prostate cancer is the most common malignant tumor in men, whose incidence is significantly different geographically and increases with age. For rapid diagnostics, new tumor markers with higher prognostic relevance are still being sought. [..] Read more
BUKÁČEK Jan Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: HOMOLA Jiří
Abstract: In the poster a novel approach of a single nanoparticle binding event detection is presented, allowing detection of gold nanoparticles down to 40 nm diameter. The system is based on a surface plasmon resonance excited on an optical grating combined with a supercontinuum laser and a tuneable filter allowing a use of an optimal spectral region. [..] Read more
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