The Symposium idea evolved from our research in the Working Group „High pressure synthesis and processing of nanopowders” within COST Action D30 „High Pressure tuning of Chemical and Biochemical Reactions”. More information about this action is under Sattelite Event “COST Working Group Meeting”.

It turned out that doping nanopowders is an important issue. Doping modifies their optical, magnetic and other properties, as well as phase structure and grain size. So this evoleved as a specific research fields, meriting special consideration. We hope you will enjoy the meeting, and participate in both events: the Working Group meeting lectures on Monday after lunch, this Symposium and poster sessions.

Witold Lojkowski – Cost Working Group coordinator.


  • Production and applications of nanopowders is an important field of nanotechnology. It was covered by a range of conferences and workshops. Also the fact that the properties of nanopowders are strongly influenced by their shape, size distribution and surface chemistry is well known. In this symposium we want to focus our attention on doping nanopowders. Doping nanopowders with rare earth ions, or with transition metals, and other may influence a range of their physical properties as well as their structure. Some questions that arise in this context are:
  • Are higher doping levels possible to achieve in nanopowders than in micron sized powders or single crystals of the same material?
  • Are the properties of materials made from doped nanopowders different comparing to conventional materials?
  • Are solubility limits achievable higher when nanopowders are doped comparing to conventional materials?
  • Is doping nanopowders and their consolidation or embedding in a matrix a convenient method to produce functional materials?
  • How the physical properties of nanopowders are modified with doping?
  • How doping influences phase diagrams of nanopowders comparing to bulk materials?
  • How to characterize the structure of doped nanopowders?
  • Where are the dopands situated, how are they distributed?
  • Methods of doping: which are the better methods depending on application?
  • Applications of doped nanopowders to make functional materials.
  • Safety
  • Scale up of production
  • Consolidation

Other related topics will be considered as well.

List of invited speakers:

  • P. Bowen (Laboratoire de Technologie des Poudres, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland): "Evolution of grain boundaries and interfaces during sintering and grain growth in doped oxide ceramics: from nanosized powders and atomistic simulations to transparent ceramics and tailored interfaces"
  • M. Godlewski (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences). "Luminescence of doped ZnO and ZnS nanoparticles"
  • M. Niederberger (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry, Potsdam, Germany): "Nonaqueous Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanocrystals: A Versatile Approach to Control Size, Shape, Assembly and Composition"
  • D. J. Norris (Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota, USA): "The Role of the Surface in the Doping of Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
  • F. M. Petrat (Senior Project Manager Printable Electronics, Degussa AG, Creavis Technology and Innovation, Germany): "Doped nanostructured materials for electronic applications"
  • R. R. Piticescu (Institute for Non-ferrous and Rare Metals, Romania): "Hydrothermal synthesis of doped oxide nanomaterials: a review"
  • A. Próchniak (A. P. Instruments, Poland): "Nanoparticle Characterization (Size and Zeta Potential) Using Novel Light Scattering Techniques"
  • U. Simon (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Electrochemistry Department, Aachen University (RWTH), Germany): "Polyol-mediated synthesis and high- throughput screening of the gas sensing properties of rare-earth doped metal oxide nanoparticles"
  • G. Varga (Director, Degussa AG, Advanced Nanomaterials, Germany): "Properties and applications of doped nano-structured materials in coatings and films"
  • Th. Wichert (Technical Physics, Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany): "Doping and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Materials"


  • Markus Winterer, Nanoparticle Process Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, University Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
  • Jianzhong Jiang, Laboratory of New-Structured Materials, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China
  • Witold Lojkowski (Chairman), Institute of High Pressure Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Aharon Gedanken, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Secretary: Janusz D. Fidelus, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Local Organisers: Janusz D. Fidelus, Witold Lojkowski, Agnieszka Opalinska, Tadeusz Chudoba, Robert Fedyk, Tomasz Strachowski.


The manuscripts submitted to this symposium will be reviewed and published in Solid State Phenomena.

Manuscripts should be prepared in a "camera-ready" form according to the instructions to be found at: http://www.ttp.net/web/download.cfm (AuthorChecklistAndInstructions.rtf).

The authors of posters and oral presentations and invited lectureres are encouraged to submit maximum of 6, 8 and 12 pages long manuscripts, respectively. The manuscript should be delivered during the E-MRS Fall Meeting both in electronic version on a CD and in hard copy (3 copies) forms.

The price of the volume is included in the participation fee of each participant that paid the full fee.

Manuscripts are due during the meeting.


- Polish Minstry for Science and Education, project SPUB-NAMIC, COST.

- Project FOREMAT " Scenariusze rozwoju technologii nowoczesnych materiałów metalicznych, ceramicznych i kompozytowych" supported by Polish Ministry for Science and High Education" and by the European Commission.

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Dr. Janusz D. Fidelus

Institute of High Pressure Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Sokolowska 29/37, 01-142 Warsaw

e-mail: jdf@unipress.waw.pl

Phone +48 22 8880062

Fax: +48 22 6324218