Project name:

Development of 1D ZnO/Polydopamine Nuclear Shell Nanostructures with Improved Sensitivity and Improved Structural, Electronic and Optical Properties

Project contract number:


Project implementation deadline:

10.07.2018 – 09.07.2021

Total project funding:

299 706,00 EUR

Research manager:

Dr. Roman Viter (Laboratory of optical biosensors and functional nanomaterials)

About the project:

The aim of the project is to develop a new one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterial composite ZnO/Polydopamine (PDA) with high surface-to-volume ratio and improved structural, electronic and optical properties and sensitivity.

The main hypothesis of the project is based on the assumption that new photoinduction effects (photoluminescence and photocurrent) will occur at the boundary between ZnO and PDA nanoparticles.

As a result of the project, new properties of 1D ZnO / PDA nanocomposite photoinduction mechanisms and their optical sensor performance for target molecules will be determined.

Sensor applications – determination of food quality and glucose levels.

The results will provide guidance to the scientific environment, industry and society at large.