Study visit at the Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics in Grenoble


Natalia Olejnik-Fehér, NaMeS PhD student, paricipated in the study visit at the Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics in Grenoble, France. The 3-weeks long trip to Grenoble had a dual focus. Firstly, she planned a series of experiments to close two different projects, and secondly discussions were needed the finish her first paper draft as well as to start working on new one, both related to the two experimental projects.

Project no.1, is focused on ZnO nanocrystals stabilized with diphenyl phosphate, that have been enriched with 17O in order to allow the detection. The objective is to learn as much as possible about the structure of the inorganic core and its surface in order to find characteristics that cause different sets of properties in nanomaterials obtained from two synthetic approaches – sol-gel method and OSSOM (One-pot self-supporting organometallic approach).

Project no. 2, was focused on ZnO nanocrystals stabilized with acetate obtained also via classical sol-gel method, and OSSOM. The goal was to compare the two, and try to determine presence of possible unwanted dopants coming from the sol-gel synthetic method .

Additionally, thank to this stay, Natalia was able to discuss the two projects deeply with her PhD supervisors from the Partner Institution. That was extremely important due to the fact that the projects are heavily oriented on NMR spectroscopy, which is their prerogative., and this allowed to push her works on the manuscripts further.


14 Oct.- 2 Nov., 2019


Grenoble, France


Natalia Olejnik-Fehér


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.