General information

Module title Nanomaterials based on inorganic matrices doped with d- and f- electrons elements
Language English
Module lecturer prof. Stefan Lis
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Profesor
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 45
USOS code 02-NMIA


Module aim (aims)

The main goal of the module is to present methods of synthesis and detailed physico-chemical characterization and of the inorganic nanomaterials based on d- and f- metal ions, including structural, spectroscopic and magnetic properties, as well as a wide range of their applications.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge related to luminescence phenomenon, e.g understanding of the Jablonski diagram.


Week 1: Nanoscale – what are the consequences of reducing of the particle size, nanoparticles and nanomaterials,
Week 2: Top-down and bottom-up strategies of synthesis of nanomaterials containing d- and f-electron metal ions
Week 3: Structural characterization of nanomaterials using e.g. XRD, IR, TEM, SEM methods of analysis
Week 4: Spectroscopic characterization of the nanomaterials based on luminescence properties: excitation and emission spectra, lifetime measurements, quantum efficiency determinations.
Week 5: Influence of the d-electron ions e.g. Mn2+, Zn2+, Sn4+ and additional dopant ions: Mg2+ or Na+ on the luminescence properties of nanophosphors
Week 6: Excellent luminescence properties of the nanomaterials doped with rare earth elements and their tuneable emission color caused by d-electron elements presence
Week 7: Up-conversion vs down-conversion emission processes
Week 8: Nanomaterials in the form of luminescent ceramic containing d-electron ions in their structure
Week 9: Inorganic nanophosphors, including oxide nanomaterials e.g. ZnO, doped with f-electron ions vs organic nanomaterials and quantum dots based on d-electron elements
Week 10: Charge transfer and energy transfer (e.g.VO43-?Eu3+) – important processes for emission efficiency improvement
Week 11: Core/shell multifunctional properties of the modified luminescent-magnetic nanomaterials
Week 12: Cytotoxicity and exotoxicity of the nanomaterials
Week 13: Surface functionalized hybrids and SERS-effect in nanomaterials
Week 14: A variety of applications of the inorganic nanomaterials
Week 15: Nanomaterials and nanotechnology in the past, at present and in the future

Reading list

1. J-C.G.Bünzli, G.R. Choppin, „Lanthanide Probes in Life, Chemical and Earths Sciences”, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1989;
2. Bharat Bhushan (Ed.), Handbook of Nanotechnology, Springer, 2003.
3. Adrian Kitai (Ed.), Luminescent Materials and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, England 2008.
4. B. Bhushan, D. Luo, S.R. Schricker, W. Sigmund, S. Zauscher (Eds.), Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties, Volume 1, Springer, 2014
5. D.T. Xueyuan Chen, Yongsheng Liu, Lanthanide-Doped Luminescent Nanomaterials, Springer, Berlin, 2014.
6. José A. Rodríguez, Marcos Fernández-García, Synthesis, properties and applications of oxide nanomaterials, Wiley, 2007.
7. C.N.R. Rao, A. Muller, and A.K. Cheetham, Nanomaterials chemistry, Wiley, 2007.
8. T. Grzyb, A. Szczeszak, J. Rozowska, J. Legendziewicz, S. Lis, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (2012) 3219–3226, “Tunable Luminescence of Sr2CeO4:M2+ (M = Ca, Mg, Ba, Zn) and Sr2CeO4:Ln3+ (Ln = Eu, Dy, Tm) Nanophosphors”
9. A. Szczeszak, T. Grzyb, Z. Śniadecki, N. Andrzejewska, S. Lis, M. Matczak, G. Nowaczyk, S. Jurga, B. Idzikowski, Inorg. Chem., 53 (2014)12243?12252, Structural, spectroscopic and magnetic analysis of the Gd1-xEuxVO4 nanocrystals synthesized in situ by hydrothermal method