New publication about a new wide-range beamline in Lund

We’re participating in the ongoing buildup of Finnish-Estonian beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory. Check out this new publication about the wide-range beamline and its properties.

Pärnä, R., Sankari, R., Kukk, E., Nõmmiste, E., Valde, M., Lastusaari, M., Kooser, K., Kokko, K., Hirsimäki, M., Urpelainen, S., Turunen, P., Kivimäki, A., Pankratov, V., Reisberg, L., Hennies, F., Tarawneh, H, Nyholm, R., and Huttula, M., “FinEstBeaMS – A wide-range Finnish-Estonian Beamline for Materials Science at the 1.5 GeV storage ring at the MAX IV Laboratory”, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 859 (2017) 83-89.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.002

New publications on upconversion luminescence properties

Check out these two new publications from Iko dealing with the upconversion luminescence properties. One concerning excitation power effects and temperature sensing and the other about red upconversion emission pathways. Congrats, Iko!

Hyppänen, I., Perälä, N., Arppe, R., Schäferling, M., and Soukka T., “Environmental and Excitation Power Effects on the Ratiometric Upconversion Luminescence Based Temperature Sensing Using Nanocrystalline NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+“, ChemPhysChem 18 (2017) 692-701.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201601355

Hyppänen, I., Höysniemi, N., Arppe, R., Schäferling, M., and Soukka, T., “Enviromental Impact on the Excitation Path of the Red Upconversion Emission of Nanocrystalline NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+“, J. Phys. Chem. C 121 (2017) 6924−6929.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01019

New publication about upconverting nanoparticle synthesis

Check out the new publication from Emilia if you want to know more about the upconversion nanoparticle synthesis.

Palo, E., Tuomisto, M., Hyppänen, I., Swart, H.C., Hölsä, J., Soukka, T., and Lastusaari, M., “Highly uniform up-converting nanoparticles: Why you should control your synthesis even more”, J. Lumin. 185 (2017) 125–131.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2016.12.051

Collaboration publications about semiconductors and upconverting nanoparticles

Have a look at our latest collaboration publications, from the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. One is about Mg doped AlGaN semiconductor crystals and its properties and the other about disintegration of upconverting nanoparticles.

Mäkelä, J., Tuominen, M., Nieminen, T., Yasir, M., Kuzmin, M., Dahl, J., Punkkinen, M., Laukkanen, P., Kokko, K., Osiecki, J., Schulte, K., Lastusaari, M., Huhtinen, H., and Paturi, P., Comparison of Chemical, Electronic, and Optical Properties of Mg-Doped AlGaN, J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 28591–28597.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b09248

Lahtinen, S., Lyytikäinen, A., Päkkilä, H., Hömppi, E., Perälä, N., Lastusaari, M., and Soukka, T., Disintegration of Hexagonal NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ Upconverting Nanoparticles in Aqueous Media: The Role of Fluoride in Solubility Equilibrium, J. Phys. Chem. C 121 (2017) 656-665.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b09301

Collaboration publications about clays, nanorods and biocomposites.

We have some new collaboration articles, one about clays as a support material, one about ZnO nanorods and third about biocomposite of bioactiveglass and cellulose. Check them out below!

Jäppinen, L., Jalkanen, T., Sieber, B., Addad, A., Heinonen, M., Kukk, E., Radevici, I., Paturi, P., Peurla, M., Shahbazi, M-A., Santos, H.A., Boukherroub, R., Santos, H., Lastusaari, M., and Salonen, J., Enhanced Photoluminescence in Acetylene-Treated ZnO Nanorods, Nanoscale Res. Lett. (2016) 11:413.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s11671-016-1627-y

Sobhana SS., L., Mehedi, R, Malmivirta, M., Paturi, P., Lastusaari, M., Dirtu, M. M., Garcia, Y., and Fardim, P., Heteronuclear nanoparticles supported hydrotalcites containing Ni(II) and Fe(III) stable photocatalysts for Orange II degradation, Appl. Clay Sci. 132-133 (2016) 641-649.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2016.08.016

Wang, X., Cheng, F., Liu, J., Smått, J-H., Gepperth, D., Lastusaari, M., Xu, C., and Hupa, L., Biocomposites of copper-containing mesoporous bioactive glass and nanofibrillated cellulose: Biocompatibility and angiogenic promotion in chronic wound healing application, Acta Biomater. 46 (2016) 286-298.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2016.09.021

New publication about learning approaches

If you’re interested in teaching and learning you can check out this new publication about students learning approaches by Mika and his collaborators.

Lastusaari, M., Laakkonen, E., and Murtonen, M., ChemApproach: validation of a questionnaire to assess the learning approaches of chemistry students, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 17 (2016) 723-730.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5RP00216H

New publication: Persistent luminescence in layered nanosilicates

Check out our new publication about non-doped nanosilicates and their persistent luminescence! Congrats Hellen on your first publication!

Santos, H.S., Lastusaari, M., Laihinen, T., Viinikanoja, A., Brito, H.F., Rodrigues, L.C.V., Swart, H.C., and Hölsä, J., Persistent luminescent non-doped layered nanosilicate, Mater. Today: Proc. 3 (2016) 2822–2830.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2016.06.032

Two up-conversion luminescence articles

Full bibliographic details are now available for two new up-conversion related publications. These articles are the first first-author articles for Minnea and Emilia, so yay for them! You can check the contents from the links below.

Tuomisto, M., Palo, E., Laihinen, T., Hyppänen, I., Lastusaari, M., Swart, H.C., and Hölsä, J., Effect of Mn and Cr Doping on the Up-Conversion Luminescence from NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+, Opt. Mater. 59 (2016) 115–119.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2016.01.016

Palo, E., Pihlgren, L., Tuomisto, M., Laihinen, T., Hyppänen, I., Kankare, J., Lastusaari, M., Soukka, T., Swart, H.C., and Hölsä, J., Up-conversion Luminescence of the NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ Nanomaterials Prepared With the Solvothermal Synthesis, Opt. Mater. 59 (2016) 49–54.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2016.02.043

Publication about microwave-assisted solid-state synthesis

During summer a new publication from our Brazilian collaborators and José concerning microwave-assisted solid-state synthesis came out – check the link below!

Pedroso, C.C.S., Carvalho, J.M., Rodrigues, L.C.V., Hölsä, J., and Brito, H.F., Rapid and Energy Saving Microwave-Assisted Solid-State Synthesis of Pr3+, Eu3+ or Tb3+-Doped Lu2O3 Persistent Luminescence Materials, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (2016) 19593-19604.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b04683