NANOCON - International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application

Conference Proceedings - NANOCON 2021

13th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
October 20 - 22, 2021 / Orea Congress Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-930X
ISBN: 978-80-88365-00-6
Proceedings of the conference have already been published in Scopus and we are waiting for evaluation and potential indexing in Web of Science.

Nanoelectronics – the highlight of the NANOCON´21 conference

The XIII. international conference NANOCON took place in Brno on October 20 – 22, 2021. In total 280 participants from 19 countries listened 84 lectures and could see 150 posters. Their common theme was nanomaterials and the latest advances in their research and applications. In the Czech Republic, it is the largest event of its kind, and one of the largest in the Central European region. After a one-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it could take place in the traditional format this year.

Professor Yury Gogotsi, director of the Drexel Nanomaterials Institute at the Drexel University in Philadelphia (U.S.A.) and currently one of the most world renowned materials scientists, opened the conference with his overview and, to some extent, futuristic lecture. He gave an insight into the world of 2D carbides and nitrides. Thanks to the attractive properties of these nanomaterials (mainly high electronic conductivity and outstanding electromagnetic interference shielding), their promising use in telecommunications, energy or medical and electronic devices is expected.

Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in electronics was the highlight topic of the NANOCON´21. The reason is obvious. Current society is increasingly dependent on mobile devices, massive quantities of data need to be stored and analyzed, the semiconductor industry is significant driver in the global economy, and high-performance computing supports human actions in science, technology, engineering, medicine, industry and in daily life. 

The topic of nanoelectronics resonated in practically all thematic program sections of the NANOCON´21 and also in two plenary lectures. Professor Dieter H. Bimberg from the Technical University of Berlin and the Executive Director of the Chinese-German Center for Green Photonics at Changchun presented the results of his research relating to a novel quantum dot based electronic memories and their advantages, especially long storage times, short write, read and erase time. Professor Tomáš Jungwirth from the Institute of Physics of the CAS in Prague presented excellent discoveries of his team in the field of antiferromagnetic crystals enabling to store electronic data much faster than ever before.

However, the thematic scope of the conference lectures was traditionally much broader. In Brno researchers presented their R&D in the preparation, characterization of the properties of nanomaterials and their applications in various sectors, including medicine and the environment. Monitoring and potential toxicity of nanomaterials, as well as their impact on health and the environment were also discussed. Special attention in this direction raised the lecture of Prof. Tomáš Cajthaml from the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, focused on toxicity of microplastics. He presented the results of studies confirming that fish living in the sea and other water sources intensively accumulate small plastic particles (of diameter 1 µ and less) in various organs which significantly burden their organism. And because they are mostly hydrophobic, they cannot be easily removed from the body.

The prize for the best poster has been awarded to Rodrigo Ferreira from the Institute of Physics of the CAS. The young scientist in his work presented the results of his study of optoelectronic properties of single-molecule emitters and their aggregates and indicated also the possibilities of their promising use for the development of quantum computers and molecular storage devices and sensors.

Two Best Lectures for the Young scientists (up to 33 years of age) has been awarded. The PhD student Hadi Hematian from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague won the award for his talk relating to the use of zinc oxide as a semiconductor in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Jiří Doležal from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague received the prize for a lecture presenting a developed and easily applicable procedure for effective compensation of high-frequency lines and for determining the size of the transmission function in the GHz band. In the contest named after Dr. Tasilo Prnka – a major promoter of nanotechnology in the Czech Republic, a record number of 34 competitors participated.

The next, 14th NANOCON conference will take place on October 19 – 21, 2022. It will accentuate the latest scientific and technological challenges in nanomedicine. More information can be found at

Jiřina Shrbená Váňová

NANOCON International Conference Chair

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FRIÁK Martin Institute of Physics of Materials, v.v.i., Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: MAZALOVÁ Martina MIHÁLIKOVÁ Ivana ŠOB Mojmír
Abstract: We have performed a quantum-mechanical study of two ferrimagnetic Ni2MnSn structures, a stoichiometric one with Mn-Ni swaps and an off-stoichiometric (Ni7Mn8Sn1) alloy. We used 16-atom supercells with the atomic positions related to those in the full Heusler structure, i.e. [..] Read more
HULICIUS Eduard Institute of Physics CAS, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: GaN-based nanostructures are used for many present semiconductor devices. The main topics are structures for blue LEDs and LDs, but there are also other interesting and important GaN devices namely for power electronics, scintillators and detectors as well as High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT). [..] Read more
SASITHARAN Kezia Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: KULICEK Jaroslav SOYKA Yaryna PROCHAZKA Michal OMASTOVA Maria REZEK Bohuslav
Abstract: MXenes have drawn considerable attention in the past decade, thanks to their attractive properties such as metallic conductivity and surface hydrophilicity. While MXenes form highly stable dispersions in water, it can act as a limitation for certain applications such as photoactive layer in photovoltaic devices. [..] Read more
JAŠEK Ondřej Faculty of Science - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: TOMAN Jozef ŠNÍRER Miroslav JURMANOVÁ Jana KUDRLE Vít VŠIANSKÝ Dalibor
Abstract: Microwave plasma-based gas-phase synthesis of graphene and its derivatives represents a simple, environmentally friendly, and easily scalable production method enabling emerging large-scale applications. Microwave plasma decomposition of organic precursors, hydrocarbons, and alcohols, forms a high-temperature environment, where the process of catalyst-free dehydrogenation and consequent formation C atoms and C2 molecules leads to the nucleation and growth of high-quality few-layer graphene nanosheets. [..] Read more
BREITENBACH Stefan Wood K plus - Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Linz, Austria, EU,
Co-authors: UNTERWEGER Christoph HASSEL Achim Walter FÜRST Christian
Abstract: Sea balls (pillae marinae) were impregnated with diammonium hydrogen phosphate (DAHP), carbonized, and activated using carbon dioxide or steam. Thus, activated carbon fibers (ACFs) with unique morphology and specific surfaces of 243 m2 g-1 were produced. [..] Read more
MRLIK Miroslav Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic, EU, *
Co-authors: FAJKUS Přemysl GORGOL Danila CVEK Martin OSICKA Josef
Abstract: In this contribution the ceramic nanoparticles, BaTiO3 (BT), were successfully and controllably coated with two monomers, poly(butyl acrylate) (PBA) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) using SI-ATRP approach. The presence of the polymers on the surface was investigated using FTIR and TGA techniques. [..] Read more
VOVES Jan Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: LAPOSA Alexandr ŠOBÁŇ Zbyněk HAZDRA Pavel POVOLNÝ Vojtěch MORTET Vincent LAMBERT Nicolas DAVYDOVA Marina
Abstract: The low resistance of ohmic contacts on diamond layers is important for the fabrication of diamond power electronic devices with fast switching capabilities for future high voltage applications. The low barrier height between the metal and diamond, high level of boron doping and annealing at elevated temperatures are the most critical parameters to reach the lowest contact resistivity. [..] Read more
SVEC Pavel Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: There are many processes and modifications for the production of graphene oxide (GO) that are based on the original synthesis by W.S.Hummers and R.E.Offeman (1957), B.C.Brodie (1859), L.Staudenmaier (1898). Not all modifications produce high-quality material. [..] Read more
ANJU * Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Lightweight and flexible material with enhanced electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness is highly in demand in the electronics and communication industry. Herein, we synthesized CoFe2O4 and ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles using the sonochemical method, and further, these nanoparticles were embedded inside thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) along with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) by a melt-mixing approach using a microcompounder. [..] Read more
MORTET Vincent FZU - Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: In this work, we present the study of the formation of cracks in high and low boron-doped diamond epitaxial bilayers necessary in the fabrication process of Schottky diodes. Epitaxial diamond layers were grown on (113) oriented diamond substrates by Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition. [..] Read more
Drevet Richard Department of Physical Electronics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: Souček Pavel Mareš Pavel DUBAU Martin Vašina Petr
Abstract: This research aims at synthesizing multilayer oxide thin films made of Al2O3 and Ta2O5 for dielectric applications. Multilayer thin films made of two, four, or eight oxide layers are synthesized by physical vapor deposition, specifically the mid-frequency pulsed direct current magnetron sputtering. [..] Read more
buryi Maksym Institute of Physics CAS in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: remeš Zdeněk děcká Kateřina mičová Júlia landová Lucie
Abstract: Hydrothermally grown ZnO-based structures were heavily doped with Mo (various doping levels from 2 to 25%). Mo was found to strongly affect the structure and morphology of ZnO, resulting in a complex mixture of zinc oxide and molybdenum. [..] Read more
KAŽIKOVÁ Veronika MUNI - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: VIDA Július RYŠÁNEK Petr KORMUNDA Martin ČAPKOVÁ Pavla HOMOLA Tomáš
Abstract: Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymeric nanofibers deposited by roller electrospinning on polypropylene non-woven fabric were treated with atmospheric pressure plasma to hydrophilize its surface. Diffuse coplanar surface barrier discharge (DCSBD) was employed to generate low-temperature atmospheric plasma in ambient air. [..] Read more
MUSALEK Radek Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: TESAR Tomas MEDRICKY Jan CIZEK Jan LUKAC Frantisek
Abstract: Plasma spraying of liquid feedstocks allows deposition of materials with novel microstructures. Due to the combination of a liquid carrier and ultrafine powders (in case of suspensions) or in-situ formation of the final material in the plasma jet (in case of solutions), preparation of ultrafine composites is possible, typically in a form of coatings on the substrates. [..] Read more
GALMIZ Oleksandr Department of Physical Electronics, CEPLANT, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Nanofiber membranes are made of synthetic polymers mainly by electrospinning technology. The key point for creating a functional nanofiber membrane for water and air filters is to meet basic key properties such as filtration efficiency, mechanical resistance, and resistance to fouling and chemicals. [..] Read more
STASIAK Tomasz Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SOUČEK Pavel BURŠÍKOVÁ Vilma VAŠINA Petr
Abstract: High entropy alloys (HEAs) are multicomponent materials with at least five elements close to the equiatomic ratio. The multielement composition leads to many effects that stabilize solid solution phases instead of intermetallic compounds. [..] Read more
ALI Hassan Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: MASAR Milan YASIR Muhammad SOPIK Tomas URBANEK Pavel MACHOVSKY Michal KURITKA Ivo
Abstract: In this study, a WO3/Cu2O based heterojunction was synthesized via a facile solvothermal method. The as-prepared nanocomposite was characterized by XRD, SEM, and UV-vis spectroscopy. [..] Read more
ZABELINA Anna VŠCHT - University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ZABELIN Denis ŠVORČÍK Vaclav LYUTAKOV Oleksiy
Abstract: Hydrogenation reactions are one of the main reactions in the chemical industry. In this work, we have demonstrated a plasmon assisted hydrogenation, performed on bimetallic (Au@Pt) nanoparticles. [..] Read more
TULUPOVA Anastasiia VŠCHT - University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: BURTSEV Vasilii ŠVORČÍK Vaclav LYUTAKOV Oleksiy
Abstract: In this work, we prepared MeNPs doped DES systems. Gold nanoparticles were prepared on aluminum oxide microparticles surface. [..] Read more
Fedorov Pavel Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg, Russia,,,,,,,, 1*Correspondence:
Co-authors: Olkhovskii Denis Nazarov Denis Chernyavsky Vladislav Koshtyal Yury Rumyantsev Aleksander Popovich Anatoly Maximov Maxim Yu.
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