Black metals decorated with surface receptors as high-potentiality materials for gas sensing

Countries Involved


Authors acknowledge for support Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic project No. 8F21008 and project No. JP22420 from the International Visegrad Fund.

Project Description

This collaborative research aims to develop low-cost and highly sensitive sensors for NOX and organic nitrate detection at room temperature by incorporating Black Metals (BM) films decorated with receptors of organic substances and 2D materials that can selectively adsorb gases. Specifically, the Japan team will fabricate and characterize the BM films and develop a new fabrication process, the Czech team will process the BM films by laser, deposit the receptors (organic and 2D materials) on the BM films, and evaluate the sensor performance. The Slovakia team will evaluate the mechanical properties of the BM films and synthesize 2D materials. The Hungary team will evaluate the BM films by various structural and compositional analyses. The Poland team will synthesize organic molecules that are not commercially available and are suitable for receptors with high gas selectivity. By combining the five countries’ technologies in manufacturing, synthesis, evaluation and analysis, it becomes possible to realize a new high performance sensor that will be used for environmental monitoring and explosive marker detection. This will contribute toward maintaining a safe and secure society.

News and conferences
  • IMEKO TC11 & TC24 Conference 17th-19th October
    Our three PhD students Martin Hruška, Jan Kejzlar and Jaroslav Otta presented on IMEKO TC11 & TC24 Joint Hybrid Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • IVC 22 11th-16th September
    Our two PhD students Martin Hruška and Jan Kejzlar presented on IVC 22 conference in Japan.
  • Publication 26th August 2022
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Consortium leaders

Přemysl Fitl

Czech team (click here)

Midori Kawamura

Japanese team (click here)

Matej Mičušík

Slovak team (click here)