9360-0145/03 – Nanomaterials on the phyllosilicates base (NBVS)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SEN05 Ing. Sylva Holešová, Ph.D.
HUN019 Ing. Marianna Hundáková, Ph.D.
SIM75 doc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Classification and characterization of the layered silicates (phyllosilicates). Modification procedures of phyllosilicates used for the nanosilicates preparation. Methods applied for the characterization of original and modified materials. Prediction of procedures and new silicate nanomaterials for their further application.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Knowledge about crystal structure and chemistry of phyllosilicates are necessary to make proper modification for preparation of nanoparticles, organo-silicates, nanomaterials with optical and antibacterial effects, and clay minerals exfoliated in polymers.

Compulsory literature:

MARTIN, R.T. (Charman), BAILEY, S.W., EBERL, D.D., FANNING, D.S., GUGGENHEIM, S., KODAMA, H., PEVEAR, D.R., ŚRODOŃ, J. a WICKS, F. J. 1991. Report of The Clay Minerals Society Nomenclature Committee: Revised Classification of Clay Materials. Clays Clay Miner., 39, 333-335. VALÁŠKOVÁ, M., SIMHA MARTYNKOVÁ, G.: Vermiculite: structural properties and examples of the use. In: Clay Minerals in Nature, their Characterization, Modification and Application (M. Valášková and G. Simha Martynková, Eds.), InTech 2012, 209-238, ISBN 978-953-51-0738-5.

Recommended literature:

G. Simha Martynková, M. Valášková: Vermiculite in nanocomposites: In Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2nd Edition (H.S. Nalwa, editor), ASP 2011, Vol. 25, 119-145, ISBN: 1-58883-190-6. Handbook of Clay Science Edited by F. Bergaya, B.K.G. Theng and G. Lagaly Developments in Clay Science, Vol. 1, 2006 Elsevier Ltd., pp.1224, ISBN-10 0-08-044183-1

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

elaborated laboratory protocols, credit test and oral exam


Other requirements

For this subject other requirements for student are not determined.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Structure and crystal chemistry of silicates. 3. Layer charge, cation exchange in the interlayer, exfoliation, delamination, intercalation. 4. Layered silicates and water in the interlayer space. Hydratation, dehydratatiion and rehydratation. 5. Serpentine-kaolinite group. Structural ordering of kaolinites. Thermal change. 6. Halloysite. 7. Kaolinite and halloysite as clay nanofillers to polymers. 8. Talc-pyrophyllite group. Structure and modification for practical use. 9. Smectites. Cations exchange, modifications procedures. 10. Smectites as nanomaterials with specific properties. 11. Vermiculites. Thermal coversion of structure. Influence of acids on structure. 12. Vermiculite intercalation with metal compounds and their characteristics. 13. Organovermiculites. Preparation and characterization. 14. Clay minerals-polymers nanocomposites. Laboratory exercises every 2 week. 1. Introduction, the content of laboratory exercises and requirements for obtaining credit, safety of work. 2. Preparation of clay fractions by grinding and sedimentation. 3. Preparation of monoionic form of silicate. 4. Preparation of organophilic forms of silicates. 5. Embedding the nanofiller into the polymer matrix. 6. Evaluation by analytical methods of the prepared nanocomposite.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Completion of all course exercises for the given semester. Submission of the protocol for individual exercises in specified terms.

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