NANOCON - International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application

Conference Proceedings - NANOCON 2022

14th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
October 19 - 21, 2022 / OREA Congress Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-930X
ISBN: 978-80-88365-09-9
Proceedings of the conference have been sent to Web of Science and Scopus for evaluation and potential indexing.

Nanomedicine – the highlight of the NANOCON´22 conference

The XIV. international conference NANOCON took place in Brno on October 19 - 21, 2022. In total 232 participants from 19 countries listened 67 lectures and could see 128 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.

Nanomedicine - the use of nanoscale materials for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases - was the highlight topic of the NANOCON´22. Nanoparticles are already commonly used in diagnostics and medical imaging as contrast agents. Several chemotherapy drugs based on nanoparticles have already been approved. Unexpected covid-19 pandemic confirmed the huge potential of nanomedicine: effective masks were sewn from nanofibers in a large series, several nanomaterials have been successfully used in mRNA vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Rapid tests for detection the presence of the dangerous coronavirus use gold nanoparticles to create a coloured strip indicating a positive result.

The topic of nanomedicine resonated in all thematic sections of the NANOCON program, in a third of all posters, as well as in both plenary lectures. Professor Arben Merkoçi from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona excited the audience in his opening lecture about the possibilities of smart and cheap nano biosensors for diagnostics, environmental or safety monitoring developed by his team. They are based on the integration of biological molecules (e.g., DNA) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures and integrated into simple sensory platforms. Professor Jean Francois Berret from the University of Paris presented in his plenary talk, among other things, some particles used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for the treatment of serious diseases, including cancer.

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 not only in medicine, but also in industry, construction engineering or for the environmental purposes. Professor Alexander Kromka from the Institute of Physics CAS presented the research results in the field of nanostructured diamond surfaces suitable for biomedical engineering. Andrea Salis from the Cagliari University in Sardinia indicated the application possibilities of mesoporous silicon oxides and metal organic structures as adsorbents and enzyme carriers in the environment. Monitoring and toxicity of nanomaterials were also the subject of expert discussion.

Petra Vopařilová from the Mendel Univerzity in Brno won the prize for the best poster. The young scientist presented in her poster the method of detecting infectious pathogens using a portable microfluidic system. The diagnostic test is characterized by simplicity and the patient can test himself in the comfort of his home in communication with a smartphone. The work was created in cooperation with BUT experts Brno/CEITEC.

The Best Lecture for the Young Scientist (up to 33 years of age) was awarded to Tomáš Netolický from the University of Pardubice for his talk relating to the promising material for optics and photonics applications, which is based on nanocrystalline Yb3Ga5O12 doped by Er3+ or Ho3+ ions. Dorota Sklenárová from the Masaryk University received the honourable mention for her lecture describing the developed effective immunomagnetic test available to detect prostate cancer at an early stage. The test uses up conversion nanoparticles to detect prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which is one of the most important biomarkers of prostate cancer.

The next, 15th NANOCON conference will take place on 18 - 20 October 2023. It will accentuate the latest scientific and technological challenges in energy conversion and related environmental aspects. More information can be found at

Jiřina Shrbená Váňová
NANOCON International Conference Chair


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BARTOŇ Ivo Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: High-power infrared lasers are the heart of modern equipment in telecommunications, tracking and navigation systems, etc. The increasing power of lasers places high demands on the materials used as active laser media, which must exhibit high thermal stability and luminescence efficiency. [..] Read more
BENDOVA Maria CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: KAMNEV Kirill MOZALEV Alexander
Abstract: As previously reported, arrays of Nb2O5 nanocolumns on substrates may be synthesized by anodizing Al-on-Nb bilayers in oxalic, sulfuric, malonic, or phosphoric acids. Here, for the first time, we employed a new anodizing electrolyte - selenic acid (H2SeO4) due to a unique morphology of porous anodic alumina (PAA) formed in this electrolyte featuring extremely narrow pores and therefore, the minimal possible porosity (~3%) among the PAA films prepared in the usual solutions. [..] Read more
VARGA Marian Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, EU
Co-authors: SOJKOVA Michaela HRDA Jana HUTAR Peter PARSA SAEB Saviz VANKO Gabriel PRIBUSOVA SLUSNA Lenka ONDIC Lukas FAIT Jan KROMKA Alexander HULMAN Martin
Abstract: Nowadays, 2D materials are one of the most studied classes of materials. In addition to the most famous graphene, progress has been achieved in studying and using fundamental properties of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD). [..] Read more
DAVIDOVÁ Markéta VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: KULHÁNKOVÁ Lenka TOKARSKÝ Jonáš ŘEHÁČKOVÁ Lenka RITZ Michal MATĚJKA Vlastimil
Abstract: The main purpose of this work is to explore the possibilities of preparing conducting composite containing graphite or graphene from anilinium/montmorillonite intercalates. The use of only a precursor (without polymerization) is a fundamental difference compared to earlier research devoted to the preparation of graphite/graphene-silicate composites from polyaniline/montmorillonite intercalates. [..] Read more
PIZÚROVÁ Naděžda Institute of Physics of Materials, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Abstract: Cerium oxide nanoparticles (nanoceria) are currently one of the most investigated nanomaterials because of their attractive properties used in biomedical applications, catalysis, fuel cells, and many others. These attractive properties are connected with the Ce3+ and Ce4+ valency state ratio. [..] Read more
DE LA CRUZ R.M. University Carlos III of Madrid, Leganés (Madrid), Spain, EU,
Abstract: We theoretically investigate the effects of the surrounding media and sizes on the optical absorbance of a periodic square array of GaAs nanowires (NWs) as a candidate of photovoltaic solar cells. The filling media considered are: PMMA, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene and PVP, commonly used in the science and technology of semiconductors. [..] Read more
POVOLNÝ Vojtěch Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: LAPOSA Alexandr KROUTIL Jiří VOVES Jan DAVYDOVA Marina HAZDRA Pavel
Abstract: In this article, we present the design and preparation of a platform for a gas sensor application based on the ink print of silver nanoparticles on flexible substrates. The Inkjet printing allows localized deposition of ink at low temperatures on a large area and can be used for the deposition of both conductive and dielectric materials. [..] Read more
ABDELKADER Mohamed Technical University of Liberec, Department of Advanced Materials, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies, and Innovation (CXI), Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: PETRIK Stanislav
Abstract: Open-source software, devices, and systems allow other researchers and investigators to replicate, develop and enhance the reported systems in the literature. This paper introduces an open-source system for optical fiber grinding and polishing, which facilitates and speeds up the polishing and grinding process. [..] Read more
IBRAHIM Mayza Department of Advanced Materials, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: PETRÍK Stanislav
Abstract: Focus of this paper is to build and investigate an optical fiber sensor based on silica nanofibers prepared by a reliable and low cost electrospinning technique to detect water content in DOT-4 brake fluid. For the best of our knowledge, this is a novelty study of optical fiber sensor to detect water content in an aqueous substance using electrospinning nanofibers. [..] Read more
SMISITEL Petr Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SIMUNKOVA Helena CHMELA Ondrej CLAROS Martha VALLEJOS Stella HUBALEK Jaromir
Abstract: Self-assembled metal oxide MnO2 nanowires (NWs) were hydrothermally synthesized and electrically characterized. The nanowires were from 3 to 10 μm long and from 20 to 100 nm in diameter. [..] Read more
JANUSZEWSKA Blanka Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, EU,,
Co-authors: WŁODARSKI Maksymilian NOREK Małgorzata
Abstract: Pulse anodization of aluminum is a promising method to produce porous photonic crystals (PCs) with tunable photonic stopbands (PSBs) by a fully programmable change of electrochemical conditions. The spectral position of the PSBs is mainly determined by thickness and porosity of alternate layers forming the periodic structure. [..] Read more
BABČENKO Oleg Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,,,,,
Co-authors: BYDŽOVSKÁ Irena FAIT Jan SHAGIEVA Ekaterina ONDIČ Lukáš KROMKA Alexander
Abstract: Diamond films are multifunctional materials with a wide range of extraordinary properties and a high application potential in various fields. In this work, we investigate the low temperature (< 500 °C) diamond films chemical vapor deposition on fused silica substrates realized in two different focused microwave plasma systems, i.e. [..] Read more
GUTSUL Oksana Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: SZABO Ondrej PFEIFER Rene SASITHARAN Kezia JACKIVOVA Rajisa SLOBODYAN Vsevolod KROMKA Alexander REZEK Bohuslav
Abstract: We investigated the effect of spin coating parameters on the electrical properties of Ti3C2 MXene thin films deposited from non-aqueous suspensions in N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF) and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) on gold interdigitated electrodes (IDE). The electrical properties of DMF-MXenes and NMP-MXenes films are characterized by impedance spectroscopy (4 Hz - 8 MHz at 1 V) using gold IDE with 25 µm gap. [..] Read more
TAGHAVIAN Hadi Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: CERNIK Miroslav DVORAK Lukáš
Abstract: Irrespective of all affirmative physiochemical properties of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) hollow fiber (HF) membrane, its promotion to be served for water purification function is significantly threatened by biofouling which is known as the primary problem in the membrane technology. The hydrophobic nature of PTFE attracts biofoulants leading to the pore blockage and lowering of the flux and functional life. [..] Read more
RŮŽEK Vojtěch Department of Materials, Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SVOBODOVÁ Lucie BAKALOVA Totka RYVOLOVÁ Martina
Abstract: This paper investigates the geopolymers with metal microparticles (metal powder) as additives and assesses the antimicrobial effect on these composites. Samples of geopolymers were prepared with 4 % silver, copper, or nickel microparticle additive. [..] Read more
BEZZERGA Djamel University of Relizane, Algeria,
Co-authors: SAHNOUN Mohammed
Abstract: We have performed an ab initio study of janus monolayers, a SiX state with as a direct wide bandgap semiconducting ferroelectric material, two-dimensional, 2D, silicon carbide has the potential to bring revolutionary advances into optoelectronic and electronic devices. It can overcome current limitations with silicon, bulk SiC, and gapless graphene. [..] Read more
MASAR Milan Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ALI Hassan YASIR Muhammad SEVCIK Jakub URBANEK Michal SOPIK Tomas MACHOVSKY Michal KURITKA Ivo
Abstract: Here we report the synthesis route for glass surface functionalization by ZnO nanorods and nanowires-based Cu2O heterojunction. In the first step, ZnO elongated structures were grown on a seeded substrate following the classic hydrothermal method, and their thickness can be controlled by polyethyleneimine (PEI) concentration. [..] Read more
MÉSZÁROS Michal SVÚM a.s., Polymers and Fluoroplastics Technology Department, Čelákovice, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Elementary nanofibrous layers show insufficient mechanical properties, especially tensile strength and abrasion resistance. In order to overcome these disadvantages, they are combined with carrier substrates and cover materials. [..] Read more
BATKA Ondrej TUL - Technical University of Liberec, Department of Textile Machine Design, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: The article deals with new technology for the production of a flat nanofibrous structure using AC electrospinning and the development of a new type of spinning electrode. Simulations of the distribution of the electric field around the electrode were performed. [..] Read more
SKRIVANEK Josef TUL - Technical University of Liberec, Department of Textile Machine Design, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: BATKA Ondrej HOLEC Pavel VALTERA Jan
Abstract: The article focuses on the issue of the spinning process in AC electrospinning. The conducted study aimed to identify the possible influence of the material type of the spinning electrode on the fibres formed. [..] Read more
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