The 2018 Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (EURODIM 2018) will be held at the University of Bydgoszcz, Poland, from 8-13 July 2018. Europhysical conferences (EURODIM) take place every four years and are alternated with International conferences (ICDIM). EURODIM 2018 followed other conferences in the series, held in Kent, UK (2014), Pecs, Hungary (2010), Milan, Italy (2006) and Wroclaw, Poland (2002), as well as the related ICDIM conferences held in Lyon, France (2016), Santa Fe, USA (2012), Aracaju, Brazil (2008), Riga, Latvia (2004) and Johannesburg, South Africa (2000). These series of conferences are broad international forums on the science and technology of defect-related phenomena in crystalline and amorphous wide band-gap materials and bringing together scientists to discuss the chemistry and physics of defects in solids, and their role in determining material properties.

The 13 edition of EURODIM will be hosted by the Institute of Physic Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (UKW). The chairman is prof. dr hab. Yuriy Zorenko and the vice-chairs are prof. dr. hab. Andrzej Suchocki and prof. dr. hab. Kazimierz Fabisiak, all from Institute of Physics UKW.

Applications are now accepted for hosting EURODIM 2022. The applications should be sent by email to prof. dr. hab. Yuriy Zorenko indicating potential chairman and location/institution and containing the information on the conference plans/logistics. The applicant will have to prepare a presentation to report the proposal to the international advisory committee during EURODIM 2018.

Note that after the conference EURODIM 2018, LUMDETR 2018, the 10th conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation will be held in Prague.


The scope of the Conference is the presentation of the latest investigations on point and extended defects in bulk materials, thin films and nano-structures. Technological applications will be presented together with fundamental investigations and theories. The EURODIM 2018 brings together scientists from universities, academic institutions and industry. The meeting aim is a free exchange of new results and ideas for advancing the development of the fields of defect-related phenomena in wide band-gap materials. The main scientific areas EURODIM 2018 include:

  • Fundamental physical phenomena
  • Point and extended defects in wide band-gap systems
  • Defects at surfaces and interfaces
  • Thin films and low-dimensional systems
  • Nanocrystals, colloids and aggregates
  • Defects and material preparation technology
  • Defects modeling and computational methods
  • Radiation effects, radiation induced defects, colour centers
  • Luminescence spectroscopy of excitons, impurities, and defects, including using of synchrotron radiation
  • Electronic excitations, excited state dynamics, radiative and non-radiative relaxations
  • Scintillation, energy transfer and storage, carrier trapping phenomena
  • Laser active centers
  • Defect related non-linear optical phenomena
  • Phonons and defects, electron-phonon interactions
  • Defect diffusion, ionic relaxations, ionic transport
  • Technological applications
    • detection by scintillators and dosimeters and microimaging with traditional sources and synchrotron radiation
    • lasers and optical fibers
    • materials for optoelectronics, photonics and microelectronics
    • other advanced optical devices
    • other applications

08 - 13.07.2018
Registration at the conference
01.11.2017 - 30.06.2018
Abstract submission open
Abstract submission closed
Acceptance announcement *
Early birds conference fee payment
31.05.2018 postponed to 08.06.2018
Reduced price for hotel reservation
Regular conference fee payment
Paper submission open
Paper submission closed

* including sending invitation letters if necessary




  • Chair
    Prof. dr hab. Yuriy Zorenko
    IP UKW
  • Vice-Chair
    Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Suchocki
  • Vice-Chair
    Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Fabisiak
    IP UKW
  • Conference secretary
    Pawel Szroeder
    IP UKW
  • Adam Gadomski
  • Piotr Malinowski
    IP UKW
  • Vitaliy Gorbenko
    IP UKW
  • Pawel Popielarski
    IP UKW
  • Kazimierz Paprocki
    IP UKW
  • Lidia Mosińska
    IP UKW
  • Tetiana Zorenko
    IP UKW
  • Sandra Witkiewicz
    IP UKW


  • Christophe Dujardin
  • Martin Nikl
    Czech Republik
  • Anna Vedda
  • László Kovács
  • Mikhail Brik
  • Yuriy Zorenko
  • Andrzej Suchocki
  • Kazimierz Fabisiak


  • Marie-Geneviève Blanchin
  • Frank Bridges
  • Henk Vrielinck
  • Alan Chadwick
  • Darrell Comins
    South Africa
  • Volkmar Dierolf
  • Christophe Dujardin
  • Sergey Feofilov
  • Juan Maria García Lastra
  • Siegmund Greulich-Weber
  • Marek Grinberg
  • Rob Jackson
  • László Kovács
  • Aleksandr Lushchik
  • Joachim Maier
  • Rosa Maria Montereali
  • Phuti Ngoepe
    South Africa
  • Martin Nikl
    Czech Republic
  • Sergiu Nistor
  • Chris Stanek
  • Ivars Tale
  • Mario Valerio
  • Anna Vedda
  • Graeme Watson
  • Richard Williams
  • Akira Yoshikawa


  • Pieter Dorenbos
  • Setsuhisa Tanabe
  • Iwan Moreels
  • Stéphane Pailhes
  • Maria Alfredsson
  • Eduardo Yukihara
  • Zoila Barandiaran
  • Eugene Kotomin
  • Rotraut Merkle
  • Michael Engel
  • Georges Boulon
  • Miroslaw Batentschuk
  • Miroslav Kucera
    Czech Republic
  • Valentyn Laguta
    Czech Republic
  • Chong-Geng Ma
  • Anatoli Popov
  • Yuriy Malyukin
  • Yurii Orlovskii
  • Eugeniusz Zych
  • Pawel Bilski
  • Marko Kirm
  • Zbigniew Galazka
  • Mingying Peng
  • Jin-Iong Liu
  • Mamoru Kitaura
  • Przemysław Dereń


SUNDAY, 08.07.2018


15:00 - 18:00
Arrival and registration with refreshment

MONDAY, 09.07.2018


08:00 - 08:30
OPENING ceremony
08:30 - 10:30
Session 1 Fundamental physical phenomena - Dedicated to Fritz Luty. Chairman: Richard Williams
08:30 - 09:15
Plenary lecture - Pieter Dorenbos
The levels of lanthanide point defects in inorganic compounds and deliberate design of electro-optical properties
09:15 - 09:45
Keynote lecture - Mingying Peng
A tango with bismuth
09:45 - 10:30
Oral presentations1
Frank Bridges : Meta-stable dopant/compensator configurations and local distortions in optical crystals
Oral presentations2
Henk Vrielinck : What paramagnetic vanadyl probe Ions tell us about framework transformations in metal-organic frameworks
Oral presentations3
Baiba Berzina : Luminescent nitrogen vacancy type defects in III group element nitrides AlN and hBN
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
Session 2. Electronic excitations, excites state dynamics, radiative and non-radiative relaxations. Chairman: László Kovács
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote lecture - Gábor Corradi
Excitonic scenarios of hopping, pinning and recombination in LiNbO 3
11:30 - 12:15
Oral presentations4
Simon Messerschmidt : Temperature-dependent transient absorption and luminescence due to self-trapped excitons in Fe and Mg-doped LiNbO 3
Oral presentations5
Marco Bazzan : Polaron physics in lithium niobate: theory vs experiments
Oral presentations6
Richard Williams : Self-trapped excitons and Ce excited states studied by picosecond absorption spectroscopy in La (1-x) Ce x Br 3 with 0 < x ≤ 1
12:15 - 13:00
Oral presentations7
Marek Grinberg : Luminescence quenching mechanisms in Gd 3 Al 2 Ga 3 O 12 :Ce 3+ and Gd 3 Ga 5 O 12 :Ce 3+ phosphors
Oral presentations8
Vitali Nagirnyi : The role of lattice relaxation in the processes of luminescence, energy transfer and storage in doped lithium tetraborate
Oral presentations9
Stanislav Fedorenko : Luminescence impurity quenching and self-quenching in disordered systems: from bulk to nanoparticles
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
Session 3. Point and extended defects in wide band-gap systems. Chairman: Aleksandr Lushchik
14:00 - 14:30
Keynote lecture- Mamoru Kitaura
Mg 2+ codoping effect on shallow electron traps in Ce:Gd 3 Al 2 Ga 3 O 12 crystals
14:30 - 15:00
Keynote lecture - Anatoli Popov
Thermal annealing of F-type centers in irradiated solids: A critical analysis of experimental and theoretical studies
15:00 - 15:30
Oral presentations10
Andrzej Suchocki : Controlling luminescence of transition metal and rare-earth dopants using high pressures
Oral presentations11
Loreleyn Flores : Study of near infrared photoluminescence in Yb 3+ , Er 3+ and Yb 3+ , Tb 3+ co-doped silicon oxycarbide thin films
15:30 - 16:00
Oral presentations12
Tetiana Babuka : An influence of electron correlations on to the native defects formation in Sn 2 P 2 S 6 chalcogenide crystals
Oral presentations13
Yuriy Hizhnyi : Optical properties and electronic structure of Te- and Al-doped ZnSe crystals
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 18:30
Session 4. Thin film and composite scintillators and low-dimensional systems. Chairman: Yuriy Zorenko
16:30 - 17:00
Keynote lecture - Miroslav Kucera
Development of film scintillators based on the garnet compounds
17:00 - 17:45
Oral presentations14
Jiri A. Mares : α- and gamma-rays characterization of single crystalline films and composite scintillators
Oral presentations15
Sandra Witkiewicz : Composite scintillators based on the doped LuAG crystals and films for simultaneous registration of α-particles and γ-quanta
Oral presentations16
Tomasz Runka : Raman spectroscopy of Ce 3+ doped Lu 3 Al 5 O 12 single crystalline films grown onto Y 3 Al 5 O 12 substrate
17:45 - 18:30
Oral presentations17
Vitalii Gorbenko : Efficiency of Bi 3+ -Yb 3+ energy transfer in luminescent materials based on the single crystalline films of Y 3-x Lu x Al 5-y Ga y O 12 :Yb,Bi garnets
Oral presentations18
Markiyan Kushlyk : Enhancement of YAG:Ce,Yb photoluminescence by Ag nanoparticles
Oral presentations19
Łukasz Jarosiński : Optical properties of a MoS 2 /Ti x O y heterostructure produced in magnetron sputtering process
19:00 - 20:00
The Copernicanum building, Kopernik Street 1
20:00 - 22:00
Welcome dinner
The Copernicanum building, Kopernik Street 1

TUESDAY, 10.07.2018

HOLIDAY INN - meeting room

08:30 - 10:30
Session 5. Defects at surfaces and interfaces. Chairman: Frank Bridges
08:30 - 09:15
Plenary lecture - Iwan Moreels
Defects, defect mitigation and doping in highly fluorescent colloidal nanoplatelets
09:15 - 09:45
Keynote lecture - Przemysław Dereń
The role of defects in the stabilization of Eu 2+ in dielectrics
09:45 - 10:30
Oral presentations20
Phuti Ngoepe : Density functional theory study on catalytic properties of (110) β-MO 2 (M : Mn,Ti,V) surface in metal-air batteries
Oral presentations21
Partha Goswami : Effect of magnetic Impurities on monolayer uniaxially strained graphene on TMD
Oral presentations22
Pietro Galinetto : Structural, electronic and magnetic properties of pure and doped FeNb 11 O 29
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
Session 6. Radiation effects, radiation induced defects, colour centers. Chairman – Anna Vedda
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote lecture - Paweł Bilski
Application of color centers in LiF crystals for fluorescent imaging of nuclear particles tracks
11:30 - 12:15
Oral presentations23
Rosa Maria Montereali : Visible photoluminescence of colour centres in lithium fluoride detectors for low-energy proton beam Bragg curve imaging and dose mapping
Oral presentations24
Aleksandr Lushchik : Fast-neutron-induced and as-grown structural defects in Mg-Al spinel crystals with different Stoichiometry
Oral presentations25
Erich Friedland : Influence of inelastic stopping on critical amorphization parameters of indium arsenide implanted with heavy ions
12:15 - 13:00
Oral presentations26
Joseph Schuyt : Radiation induced changes in the luminescent properties of Mn and Sm doped NaMgF 3 for non-destructive radiation dosimeter readout
Oral presentations27
Vladimir Kalinov : Formation and characterization of the near-clusters radiation color centers in alkali halide crystals
Oral presentations28
Revazi Kobaidze : Semiconductor materials withstanding large fluxes of hard radiation
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
Session 7. Defects and material preparation technology. Chairmen – Mario Valerio, Małgorzata Guzik
14:00 - 14:30
Keynote lecture - Zbigniew Gałązka
Defects in ultra-wide-bandgap oxide semiconductor β-Ga 2 O 3
14:30 - 15:00
Keynote lecture - Miroslaw Batentschuk
Defects in light conversion phosphors with a high fluorescence quantum yield for white light emitting diodes and solar cells (NANOLUX 2014 #286)
15:00 - 15:30
Oral presentations29
Liudmyla Chepyga : Investigation of the influence of Mg 2+ and Si 4+ substitution on the emission properties of Y 3 Al 5 O 12 :Ce 3+ as luminescence converter for white light emitting diodes (NANOLUX 2014 #286)
Oral presentations30
Yuriy Zorenko : Single crystalline films in investigation of the intrinsic and defect–related luminescence of garnet compounds (NANOLUX 2014 #286)
15:30 - 16:00
Oral presentations31
Mário Valerio : Synthesis and characterization of pure and doped BaAl 2 O 4 via a modified Sol-Gel route using PVA
Oral presentations32
Małgorzata Guzik : Transparent ceramics based on rare earth ions-doped cubic tungstate/ molybdate matrices: a challenge and prospect for new efficient optical materials?
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00
Session 8. Defect diffusion, ionic relaxations, ionic transport. Chairman: Phuti Ngoepe
16:30 - 17:00
Keynote lecture - Stéphane Pailhes
From phonons to lattice thermal conductivity: the lifetime challenge
17:00 - 17:30
Keynote lecture - Rotraut Merkle
Defects and transport in perovskites with protons, oxygen vacancies and electron holes
17:30 - 18:00
Oral presentations33
Andrey Mysovsky : Ab initio molecular dynamics study of diffusion mechanism of self-trapped Holes in BaF 2 and LaF 3 crystals
Oral presentations34
Alexander Grabar : Formation of defects in Sn 2 P 2 S 6 ferroelectric crystals by doping and indiffusion
18:00 - 20:00
Poster session with cocktail
Holiday Inn hotel, posters hall Chairmen: Miroslav Kucera, Marco Kirm, Eugeniusz Zych
1. Fundamental physical phenomena
Raúl Riera Aroche or César I. Huerta Pérezs : Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond and qubit
Alexandr Popov : Concentration self-quenching of luminescence in LaF 3 : Nd 3+ crystals
Bohdan Pavlyk : The role of dislocations in radiation-stimulated changes in the electrophysical and optical characteristics of silicon structures
Vitaliy Vistovskyy : Diffusion of 5p-holes in BaF 2 nanoparticles
Dmitry Spassky : Excitation density effects in decay kinetics of CaMoO 4 and ZnMoO 4
Marco Bazzan : Anomalous diffusion of small electron polarons in lithium niobate
Stanislav Shandarov : Dynamics of changes in optical absorption in Bi 12 TiO 20 :Al crystal induced by nanosecond laser pulses
Paweł Popielarski : Persistent photoconductivity in ZnO thin films grown on Si substrate by spin coating method
Baiba Berzina : Luminescence of doped AlN nanopowders for marking of biological materials
2. Point and extended defects in wide band-gap systems
Elena Edinach : High-frequency magnetic resonance study of non-Kramers Tb 3+ ions in yttrium aluminum garnet crystals
László Kovács : OH- defects in transition metal ion doped stoichiometric LiNbO 3
Éva Tichy-Rács : Optical spectroscopy of Li 6 Y(BO 3 ) 3 single crystals doped with praseodymium
Dmytro Bletskan : Influence of intrinsic point defects on the electronic structure, photoelectric and photoluminescence properties of GeSe 2
Kazimierz Paprocki : Morphological and cathodoluminescence study of defects in diamond films grown by HF CVD technique
3. Defects at surfaces and interfaces
Dmytro Sugak : Investigation of the interface of Y 3 Fe 5 O 12 /Gd 3 Ga 5 O 12 structure, obtained by the liquid phase epitaxy
4. Thin films and low-dimensional systems
Vitalii Gorbenko : Growth and luminescence properties of the β-Ga 2 O 3 single crystalline films
Vadim Koronovskyy : Influence of an external electric field on micromagnetic structural elements in thin ferrite garnet films
Paweł Szroeder : Photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotube thin Films
Tetiana Zorenko : Growth and luminescent properties of Ca 3 Sc 2 Si 3 O 12 :Pr and Ca 2 YScMgSiO 12 :Pr single crystalline films (NANOLUX 2014 #286)
5. Nanocrystals, colloids and aggregates
Mehmet Isik : Defect characterization of Gd-doped ZnO nanocrystals by low temperature thermoluminescence studies
Beauty Shibiri : Lithiation induced structural changes in layered-spinel bulk and nanoporous Li-Mn-O electrode materials.
6. Defects and material preparation technology
Wojciech Gieszczyk : Luminescent properties of undoped and Ce 3+ doped Y 2 O 3 –Al 2 O 3 double system crystals prepared by micro-pulling down method
Adrian Sulich : High-resolution XRD study on selected Czochralski-grown rare-earth containing borates and gallates
Laura Kocsor : Preparation of LiNbO 3 nanocrystals and rare earth diffused layers for quantum optical experiments
Mário Valerio : Synthesis and characterization of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles produced via proteic sol-gel method
Yuriy Zorenko : Eu 3+ multicenter formation and luminescent properties of Ca 3 Sc 2 Si 3 O 12 :Eu and Ca 2 YScMgSiO 12 :Eu single crystalline films (NANOLUX 2014 #286)
7. Scintillation, energy transfer and storage, carrier trapping phenomena
Maksym Buryi : Permanent and irradiation-induced point defects in molybdenum rich PbMoO 4 and their participation in charge trapping processes
Juraj Paterek : YAG:Ce codoped with Ho 3+ : energy transfer and acceleration of Ce 3+ decay
Mamilla Rathaiach : Effect of Ca 2+ and Si 4+ co-doping on luminescence and scintillation properties of Lu 3 Al 5 O 12 : Ce 3+ epitaxial garnet films
Sunghwan Kim : Fabrication and characterization of UV cured polyvinyl toluene based plastic scintillator for 3D printing applications

WEDNESDAY, 11.07.2018

HOLIDAY INN - meeting room

08:30 - 10:30
Session 9. Luminescence spectroscopy of excitons, impurities, and defects, including using of synchrotron radiation -1. Chairman: Pieter Dorenbos
08:30 - 09:15
plenary lecture - Georges Boulon
Distribution of dopants in crystals/ceramics/glasses/glass-ceramics analyzed by the conjugation of TEM, EDX, XPS and optical spectroscopic tools
09:15 - 09:45
Keynote lecture - Zoila Barandiarán
A new model to explain anomalous emission from CaF 2 :Yb and other systems
09:45 - 10:30
oral presentations35
Sergey Feofilov : Luminescence zero-phonon lines of 3d 3 Ions in garnet solid solutions with disorder in different cation sublattices
Oral presentations36
Luis Seijo : Exploring widespread hypotheses of luminescence with multiconfigurational ab initio calculations
Oral presentations37
Krisztián Lengyel : Cooperative luminescence of Yb pairs in Li 6 Y(BO3) 3 single crystals
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
session 10. Luminescence spectroscopy of excitons, impurities, and defects, including using of synchrotron radiation-2. Chairman: Mingying Peng
11:00 - 11:30
keynote lecture - Marco Kirm
Relaxation of intrinsic and extrinsic excitations in nano- to micro-size alumina
11:30 - 12:15
Oral presentations38
Anatoliy Voloshinovskii : Relaxation of electron excitations in CeF 3 nanocrystals
Oral presentations39
Yaroslav Zhydachevskyy : Quantum efficiency of the down-conversion process in some Bi 3+ -Yb 3+ or Ce 3+ -Yb 3+ co-doped oxide phosphors
Oral presentations40
Volodymyr Tsiumra : Localized excitons in Bi-doped YVO 4
12:15 - 13:00
Oral presentations41
Yongjie Wang : Hole trap process and highly sensitive optical thermometry, host-sensitized and IVCT interfered in Pr 3+ -doped Na 2 La 2 Ti 3 O 10 micro-crystals with layered perovskite structure
Oral presentations42
Ihor Vorona : Point defects in Si 4+ , Nd 3+ :YAG transparent ceramics – ab initio calculations and experimental study
Oral presentations43
Adriano Andrade : Luminescent mechanism of RE 3+ -doped BaY 2 F 8 single crystals (RE= Tb, Er, Nd, Pr and Tm)
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 19:30
excursion to the malbork castle
19:00 - 23:00
gala dinner in the restaurant at Gniew castle and comeback in Bydgoszcz

THURSDAY, 12.07.2018

HOLIDAY INN - meeting room

08:30 - 10:30
session 11. Defects modelling and computational methods. Chairman: Sergey Feofilov
08:30 - 09:15
Plenary lecture - Eugene Kotomin
Large scale first principles modelling of non-stoichiometric perovskites
09:15 - 09:45
Keynote lecture - Michael Engel
Colloidal clusters from confined self-assembly
09:45 - 10:30
Oral presentations44
Adam Gadomski : On grain-boundary fingerprint embodied in polycrystalline slowly evolving soft materials
Oral presentations45
Ashley Shields : Shining a light on amorphous UO 3 : a computational and experimental approach to understanding amorphous uranium materials
Oral presentations46
Jacek Siódmiak : Modeling of hyaluronic acid in solution: parameterization of the biopolymer molecule in the coarse-grained representation
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
session 12. Scintillation, energy transfer and storage, carrier trapping phenomena-1. Chairman: Rosa Maria Montereali
11:00 - 11:30
keynote lecture - Setsuhisa Tanabe
Rechargeable persistent phosphors for the first and third bio-imaging windows by traps redistribution
11:30 - 12:00
keynote lecture - Chong-Geng Ma
Local coordination environment and valence state of luminescent centers: probing via first-principles modeling
12:00 - 12:30
oral presentations47
Sunghyun Kim : Anion vacancy as killer defect in Cu 2 ZnSnS(Se) 4
Oral presentations48
Zelia Macedo : Structure, defects, non-stoichiometry and ion migration in bismuth germanate: experimental and computer modeling approaches
12:30 - 13:00
Oral presentations49
Ivan Venevtsev : Afterglow decay curves modeled for mixed oxide garnets using TSL measurements
Oral presentations50
Mohamed Taibeche : Band gap effect on luminescence efficiency in rare earth doped inorganic scintillator materials
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
session 13. Scintillation, energy transfer and storage, carrier trapping phenomena-2. Chairman: Setsuhisa Tanabe
14:00 - 14:30
keynote lecture - Valentin Laguta
Paramagnetic trapped-electron and trapped-hole centers in oxide scintillators
14:30 - 15:15
oral presentations51
Andrey Vasil'ev : Energy transfer to RE Ions in scintillators with the account for excitation density effects
Oral presentations52
Andrei Belsky : Decay mechanisms in YAG-Ce,Mg fibers excited by γ- and X-rays
Oral presentations53
Federico Moretti : Effect of Au codoping in BaBrCl:Eu scintillating single crystals
15:15 - 16:00
Oral presentations54
Zuzanna Mianowska : Non-proportionality phenomenon in CsI:Tl scintillators – new observations
Oral presentations55
Shunsuke Kurosawa : Scintillation and optical properties for Ce-doped (Gd,La) 2 Si 2 O 7 in Low Temperature
Oral presentations56
Karol Bartosiewicz : Effect of Ce and Mg concentration ratio on the properties of Gd 3 Ga 3 Al 2 O 12 single crystal scintillators
16:00 - 16:30
coffee break
16:30 - 18:00
session 14. Scintillation, energy transfer and storage, carrier trapping phenomena-3. Chairman: Marek Grinberg
16:30 - 17:00
keynote lecture - Eugeniusz Zych
Double doping for energy storage. The case of Lu 2 O 3 -base ceramics
17:00 - 17:30
oral presentations57
Jarosław Komar : Energy transfer and down- and up-conversion phenomena in Gd 3 (Al,Ga) 5 O 12 crystals containing Pr 3+ and Yb 3+ impurities
Oral presentations58
Giordano Frederico da Cunha Bispo : Persistent luminescence of CaY 0.96 Tb 0.04 Al 3 O 7 produced via Pechini method
17:30 - 18:00
Oral presentations59
Oleksiy Voronov : Inorganic activated KDP group crystals with radiation-stimulated defects of the hydrogen sublattice for selective registration of neutrons and alpha particles
Oral presentations60
Ghanshyam Pilania : Physics-informed machine learning for rapid screening of potential inorganic scintillator chemistries
18:00 - 20:00
Poster session with cocktail
Holiday Inn hotel, posters hall. Chairmen: Yuriy Malukin, Mirosław Batentschuk, Kazimierz Fabisiak
8. Defects modeling and computational methods
Sahib Babaee Tooski : Quantum entanglement, and electronic transport in quantum dots system
Romel Araujo : Defects and optical behaviors of rare-earth dopant Ions in YVO 4 through computer simulation
Romel Araujo : Computer modeling of Y 3 GaO 6 and Y 3 Ga 5 O 12 : defect structure, rare earth doping and optical behaviors
Giordano Frederico da Cunha Bispo : Study of Ln-doped CaYAl 3 O 7 through a static computer modelling approach
Alexander Platonenko : Structural and electronic properties of β-NaYF 4 and β-NaYF4:Ce 3+
Tetiana Babuka : Dynamical and elastic properties changes Induced by substitutional impurity in β-InSe hexagonal crystals
Ghanshyam Pilania : Materials theory and Informatics for the discovery and optimization of new radiation detector materials
Blessing Rikhotso : Simulation of structural evolution and ion diffusion in LixTiO 2 nanosheet
Marcos V. S. Rezende : Computer simulation of Co-doping in lithium tantalate (LiTaO 3 )
9. Radiation effects, radiation induced defects, colour centers
Der-Sheng Chao : Identification of antisite defects and transmuted impurities in gallium arsenide (GaAs) irradiated by fission neutrons
Vasyl Gritsyna : Radiation induced processes in spinel crystals doped with titanium
Uliana Yakhnevych : Photochromic properties of Gd 3 Ga 5 O 12 :Co single crystals
Enrico Nichelatti : Modelling of photoluminescence from F 2 and F 3+ color centers in lithium fluoride irradiated at high doses by low-energy proton beams
Maria Gieysztor : Time-resolved analysis of the NV centers’ fluorescence dynamics
Daria Ananchenko : ESR and luminescent properties of anion-deficient α-Al 2 O 3 single crystals after high dose irradiation by pulsed electron beam
Stepan Kachan : Calculations of radiation sensitivity parameters of NaJ –TL crystals
Andriy Luchechko : TSL and TSD investigation of MgGa 2 O 4 spinel ceramics
10. Luminescence spectroscopy of excitons, impurities, and defects, including using of synchrotron radiation
Marcos V. dos S. Rezende : Effect of the amounts of Li + additive on the luminescence properties of LiBaPO 4 :Eu phosphors
Alexander Ogurtsov : Manifestation of crystal size effect in polaritonic luminescence from rare-gas solids
Dmitrii Vasil’ev : Growth, optical absorption, photoluminescence and scintillation properties of Ce-doped (Pb,Gd) 3 (Al,Ga) 5 O 12 epitaxial films
Meldra Kemere : Energy Transfer in Dy 3+ /Eu 3+ co-doped glass-ceramics containing fluoride nanocrystallites
Sergiy G. Nedilko : Luminescence of praseodymium doped perovskite - like SrLa 4 Ti 5 O 17 under VUV and UV excitation
Oksana Chukova : The role of oxygen vacancies in light absorption and radiation of the ReVO 4 :Ca nanoparticles
Sandra Witkiewicz : Luminescent properties of Ca 3 Sc 2 Si 3 O 12 :Mn and Ca 2 YScMgSiO 12 :Mn single crystalline films (NANOLUX 2014 #286)
11. Electronic excitations, excites state dynamics, radiative and non-radiative relaxations
Gábor Mandula : Saturation spectroscopic studies on Yb 3+ and Er 3+ ions in Li 6 Y(BO 3 ) 3 single crystals
Wojciech Jadwisienczak : Synthesis, characterization and properties of multifferroic Na 0.5 Bi 0.5-x Eu x TiO 3 perovskite Red Phosphor
Andrei Belski : Free and bound excitons in ZnO at variable excitation density
Harutyunyan Vachagan : Investigation of luminescence processes in YAG single crystals
Elena Sim : Simulation of λ-modulation of the optical transmission in the bismuth germanium oxide crystal
12. Defect diffusion, ionic relaxations, ionic transport
Rotraut Merkle : Proton uptake and mobility in (Ba,Sr,La)FeO 3 perovskites: DFT results
13. Technological applications
M. C. Rossi : Phase transition, structural defects and stress development in superficial and buried regions of femtosecond laser modified diamond

FRIDAY, 13.07.2018

HOLIDAY INN - meeting room

08:30 - 10:30
session 15. Nano-crystals, colloids and aggregates. Chairman: Gorges Boulon
08:30 - 09:15
plenary lecture - Yuriy Malyukin
Defect-controlled unusual redox activity of colloidal nanoceria
09:15 - 09:45
keynote lecture - Yurii Orlovskii
NIR fluorescence concentration self-quenching and quenching by OH- molecular groups in aqueous colloids of Nd 3+ doped nanocrystals used for bioimaging
09:45 - 10:30
Oral presentations61
Anna Vedda : Radio-luminescence spectral features and fast emission in hafnium dioxide nanocrystals
Oral presentations62
Tsutomu Iwayama : Optical properties of silicon nanocrystals synthesized by reactive pulsed laser deposition
Oral presentations63
Maria Gomes : Temperature-sensitive luminescence of Y 2 O 3 :Nd 3+ nanocrystals produced by an eco-friendly route
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
session 16. Technological applications. Chairman: Henk Vrielinck
11:00 - 11:30
keynote lecture - Eduardo Yukihara
Development of luminescent materials for new thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) applications
11:30 - 12:00
keynote lecture - Sebastian Mahlik
Determination of the location of impurity and defect states with respect to the bands by high pressure spectroscopy
11:30 - 12:30
Oral presentations64
Suellen Novais : Radiation sensors based on polymer composites loaded with tungstate compounds
Oral presentations65
Timothy D. Gustafson : Progress and challenges towards the development of a new optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) material based on MgB 4 O 7
12:30 - 13:00
Oral presentations66
Lilia Courrol : Synthesis of aminolevulinic acid with silver nanoparticles for cancer therapy application
Oral presentations67
Damian Włodarczyk : Structural studies focused on Ca 9 R(VO 4 ) 7 (R = La, Nd, Gd) whitlockites under elevated pressure
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:45
session 17. Defects and dopants in wide band gap oxides. Chairman: Andrzej Suchocki
14:00 - 14:30
keynote lecture - Jinlong Liu
High-quality CVD diamond preparation and its electronic application
14:30 - 15:00
oral presentations68
Kazimierz Fabisiak : Study of defects in chemical vapor deposited diamond films
Oral presentations69
Paweł Szroeder : Impact of defects, strain, and magnetic field on electronic states in graphene and heterogeneous charge transfer kinetics
15:00 - 15:30
Oral presentations70
Lidia Mosińska : The influence of the level of H-termination on wetting properties of CVD diamond surface
Oral presentations71
Marcin Gnyba : Raman spectroscopic study of diamond foils synthesis
15:30 - 16:15
Oral presentations72
Lev-Ivan Bulyk : Eu 3+ luminescent centers in RE=Y, Gd, Tb aluminum perovskites under high pressure
Oral presentations73
Andriy Luchechko : TL and OSL studies of Mn 2+ -doped ZnGa 2 O 4 phosphor
Oral presentations74
Uliana Yakhnevych : The processes of diffusion and drift of copper ions in LiNbO 3 crystal
16:15 - 17:00
conference closing with refreshment



Holiday Inn★★★★

Grodzka 36, 85-109 Bydgoszcz, Poland

The upcoming meeting will be hosted at the modernly designed 4**** hotel Holiday Inn situated in a green area of Bydgoszcz near River Brda. The city’s historic Old Town is a 5-minute walk from the property, as is the modern-day city centre. The Opera Nova Conference Centre is 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. In the summer, the hotel offers an outdoor terrace.


Early fee postponed to 08.06.2018
Reduced for students

Regular fee until 30.06.2018
Reduced for students

Late & on-site fee after 30.06.2018
Reduced for students

Accompanying Person Fee

  • tickets for public transport
    in Bydgoszcz (if necessary)
  • Lunches
    July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Poster session / Cocktail party
    incl. Snacks and Fingerfood
    Tuesday, July 10
  • Coffee breaks
    July 9,10,11, 12, 13
  • Welcome dinner
    Monday, July 9
  • Social trip
    Wednesday, July 11
  • Gala dinner
    Wednesday, July 11
  • Poster session / beer evening
    incl. Snacks and Fingerfood
    Thursday, July 12
  • Conference papers publication
  • Welcome dinner
    Monday, July 9
  • Social trip
    Wednesday, July 11
  • Gala dinner
    Wednesday, July 11
  • Concert at the Copernicanum
    Monday, July 9, 19:00
  • Sightseeing
    July 10 or 12
    (details to be advised)

The conference materials will be published in the special issue of "Optical Materials", Elsevier, ISSN: 0925-3467



  • Fee payments should be transfered to:
  • Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne
  • 69 Hoża Str., 00-681 Warsaw, Poland
  • Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
  • PL54 1030 0019 0109 7806 0107 1154



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Holiday Inn★★★★

Grodzka 36, 85-109 Bydgoszcz, Poland /

Holiday Inn hotels are a popular brand of the hotel chain : InterContinental Hotels Group. Its hotels accept more guests than any other group hotels. Holiday Inn hotels are fully prepared for the needs of both guests traveling on business as well as those who wish to relax in a pleasant atmosphere and take advantage of the attractions offered by the hotel, such as luxurious restaurants, room service, MiniGym. BOOK

  • Prices staring from 286 PLN.
  • Please note that these prices are valid only for the term: 8.07.-13.07.2018. If you need to book a different date please contact the hotel directly. The price will be the same for the conference guests the day before or staying longer. In this case please use contact details below:
    • Password: EURODIM
    • e-mail:
    • Tel. +48 523477000


Hotel Ratuszowy★★

ul. Długa 37, 85-034 Bydgoszcz, Poland /

The hotel is placed among historical buildings in the Bydgoszcz Old Town. All rooms at the Ratuszowy are classically furnished and decorated in warm colours. Each has a modern bathroom with a shower.

  • SGL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 165 PLN.
  • DBL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 225 PLN.
  • How to book:
    • Password: EURODIM
    • e-mail:
    • Tel. +48 523398400


Hotel City★★★★

ul. 3 Maja 6, 85-950 Bydgoszcz, Poland /

City Hotel– accommodation in the very centre of Bydgoszcz. An excellent choice for a business or tourist stay. Comfortable accommodation, excellent food and friendly atmosphere. The hotel’s excellent location in the heart of Bydgoszcz will make discovering the city and nearby attractions easier.

  • SGL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 220 PLN.
  • DBL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 275 PLN.
  • How to book:
    • Password: EURODIM
    • e-mail:
    • Tel. +48 523252500


Campanile Bydgoszcz ★★★

ul. Jagiellońska 59, 85-027 Bydgoszcz, Poland /

Hotel Campanile Bydgoszcz is situated in the city centre. Each room has air conditioning and LCD TV, wireless internet access and welcome coffee and tea with a sweet snack. In the bathroom, guests can relax taking a bath or a shower.

  • SGL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 181 PLN.
  • DBL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 217 PLN.
  • How to book:
    • Password: EURODIM
    • e-mail:
    • Tel. +48 52 586 20 00


Focus Premium Pod Orłem★★★★

ul. Gdańska 14, 85-006 Bydgoszcz, Poland /,142.html

Situated in the heart of Bydgoszcz, behind a beautiful Art Nouveau façade, this historic 4-star hotel has welcomed famous politicians and artists over the years. Dating back to the late 19th century, the Focus Premium Pod Orłem offers everything you require for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

  • SGL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 215 PLN.
  • DBL room Bed & Breakfast basis - 265 PLN.
  • How to book :
    • Password: EURODIM
    • Valid for term: 7-14.07.2018
    • e-mail:
    • Tel. +48 52 583 05 30


Student hostels at UKW in Bydgoszcz

Łużycka str., 21, 85-096 Bydgoszcz, Poland /

Budget housing at Student Hostel.

  • Per person from - 33 PLN.
  • How to book:
    • e-mail:


  • BZG Bydgoszcz - 11 km to the venue - Holiday Inn Hotel Bydgoszcz. How to get:
    • By bus. The bus stop is located on the right side of the terminal building.
    • By taxi.
  • POZ Poznan 135km from Bydgoszcz. How to get:
    • By bus.
    • By train.
  • GDN Gdansk 160km from Bydgoszcz. How to get:
    • By bus.
    • By train.
  • WAW Warsaw - country hub airport - 300km from Bydgoszcz. How to get:
    • By bus.
    • By train.
  • In order to plan your trip to Bydgoszcz you can use e-podróżnik:
  • Moving in Bydgoszcz will be easier by using the application Jak dojade:


Bydgoszcz is the capital city of the kujawsko-pomorskie voivodeship. A city with the population of 358 thousand it has three state universities and sixteen other universities and colleges. It was granted municipal rights by king Casmir the Great in 1346 and has since grown to the rank of a dynamically developing economic centre. The city is home to many international companies that deal with electrotechnical industry, telecommunications and banking, such as Nokia, Tyco Electronics, Atos Origin and JP Morgan Chase. It is also worth knowing that the Old Market Square is crossed by the 18 meridian East. However, the place that actually contains a display of this geographical curiosity is Mill Island. A number of museums, the proximity of the Opera and the numerous festivals and concerts that take place in the amphitheatre make this place the cultural centre of the city.

Old Town

Bydgoszcz Old Town was marked out in 1346, when the city was founded by King Casimir the Great. Its present-day buildings date back mainly to the 20th century. The oldest church in Bydgoszcz, the Cathedral of Saints Martin and Nicholas, is also located here


Bydgoszcz Canal

Bydgoszcz Canal was built in 1773-1774 as a part of the international waterway. It connects the Vistula River and the Odra River. The establishment of Bydgoszcz Canal has contributed to the dynamic development of the city.


Bydgoszcz Cathedral

Bydgoszcz Cathedral - was constructed in 1466- 1502. The high altar painting is the most interesting attraction for the faithful and tourists.


Granaries on the Brda River

Granaries on the Brda River - are the symbol of the city. They belong to one of the most recognized natural city logos. Once timber-framed landmarks in Poland, nowadays they belong to the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum.


Mill Island

Mill Island - is the notable heart of Bydgoszcz. One of the most enchanting places in Bydgoszcz. Sights: Water, bridges, old mills, red-brick buildings. They all reflect the atmosphere of this Bydgoszcz river island.


Museum of Soap and History of Dirt

Museum of Soap and History of Dirt - offers interactive time travel through the history of dirt and soap making, which has ties with Bydgoszcz.


Forest Park of Culture and Recreation

Forest Park of Culture and Recreation - Myślęcinek.One of the largest "green" complexes in Poland. It covers an area of nearly 500 ha of forests with hundred year old specimens of trees. Myślęcinek is excellently linked with the centre of Bydgoszcz.




Toruń is famous for housing of one of the biggest number of Gothic art and architecture in Poland. Toruń was founded in the medieval times. The city is abundant in monuments


Tuchola Coniferous Forests

One of the largest forest complexes in Poland. Far away from big city hustle. Here one can go on many kayaking trails on the Brda, Wda and other rivers.



Biskupin settlement with amazing wooden structures, dated by prof. Kostrzewski to 700 – 600 BC.



The construction of the castle in Gniew was started by the Teutonic Knights in 1282 and continued in the XIV century. As the seat of the convent during the Order times, it was the main political centre of the commander.



Commander of the Teutonic Order Siegfried von Feuchtwangen moved his office to Malbork in 1309. The castle started to be the capital of one of the most powerful states of the Baltic. Malbork was then transformed into a strongly fortified High Castle. It was surrounded by deep moats and several defensive walls. Representative rooms inside: the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Ann’s chapel beneath it. The latter became the burial site for the Grand Masters.



Gdańsk is Poland's principal seaport. The city lies on the southern bay of the Baltic Sea and together with two other cities forms a metropolitan area called the Tricity which approaches 1.4 million citizens. Gdańsk has its origins in the 980s when it was erected by Mieszko I of Poland. Prior to the 18th century it was the most rapidly growing city of Poland.