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
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
- 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
- How the physical properties of nanopowders are modified with
- 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
- Applications of doped nanopowders to make
- Scale up of production
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
M. Godlewski (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy
of Sciences). "Luminescence of doped ZnO and ZnS
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
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
Markus Winterer, Nanoparticle Process Technology,
Department of Engineering Sciences, University Duisburg-Essen,
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
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
The manuscripts submitted to this symposium will be reviewed and
Manuscripts should be prepared in a "camera-ready"
form according to the instructions to be found at:
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)
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.