In response to the request of Vice-rector, Prof. Bogumiła Kaniewska, as a part of Adam Mickiewicz University’ initiative "Visible hand - AMU”, the NanoBioMedical Centre AMU provided personal protection equipment and disinfectants for the Departments of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care and Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Provincial Hospital in Poznań, Juraszów 7-19
In the 20th anniversary of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, on December 9, Prof. dr hab. Stefan Jurga was honored with the "Towards a Man" statuette in thanks for the services to the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. The title of the statuette refers to the commemorative book, which the community of the Academy of Catholic Theology gave to Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński on the 25th anniversary of his episcopal ordination.
Highly performing photocatalytic surfaces are nowadays highly desirable in energy fields, mainly due to their applicability as photo water‐splitting electrodes. One of the current challenges in this field is the production of highly controllable and efficient photoactive surfaces on many substrates. Atomic layer deposition has allowed the deposition of photoactive TiO2 layers over wide range of materials and surfaces. However, nitrogen doping of the growing layers, a highly effective way of controlling the absorption edges of photoactive surfaced, is still a challenging task. Here, the preparation of hierarchical nanostructured surfaces based on Langmuir–Schaefer and atomic layer deposition is proposed. Ultrathin TiO2 layers that are photoelectrochemically active in water splitting are prepared by a relatively low‐temperature catalytic decomposition of oleic acid capping layers of iron oxide nanoparticles and the posterior nitrogen adsorption. The results evidence that simple N‐adsorption is sufficient to narrow the bandgap of TiO2 layers that is equal to bandgap narrowing (0.12 eV) observed for substitutionally N‐doped materials. The photocatalytic activity tests of the prepared surfaces in water‐splitting applications demonstrate ≈90% increase in the activity of the N‐adsorbing TiO2 layers.
The research will be carried out at the NanoBioMedical Center of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań:
- Synthesis of solid state ionic materials
- Analysis of material properties by means of X-ray, Magnetic Nuclear Resonance, microscopy and calorimetry
- Contribution to the preparation of scientific articles
- Presentation of project results at scientific conferences and workshops
We regret very much to inform you that the 11th international conference NanoTech Poland 2020, Poznań, June 3rd - 7th, due to the escalation of COVID-19 coronavirus in Poland and worldwide, is canceled.
This Special Issue is related to the NanoTech Poland 2020, the 11th international conference, organized by the NanoBioMedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, which will be held on 3–6 June 2020 in Poznań.