New publication on molybdenum(VI) oxo transfer catalysts

Check out a new publication about molybdenum(VI) complexes and their catalytic activity.

Hossain, M.K., Haukka, M., Sillanpää, R., Hrovat, D.A., Richmond, M.G., Nordlander, E., and Lehtonen, A. “Syntheses and catalytic oxotransfer activities of oxo molybdenum(VI) complexes of a new aminoalcohol phenolate ligand”, Dalton Trans. 46 (2017) 7051-7060.
Read online: 10.1039/C7DT00846E

New publication about low-cost white persistent luminescence materials

Our latest publication enlightens an alternative route to prepare white emitting phophors by using Li-Hackmanites as a host material. Moreover, the long lasting persistent luminecence can be obtained without heavy metals.

Check out the publication in Advanced Functional Materials below and congratulations to Isabella, José and Mika for their hard work that really paid off!

Norrbo, I., Carvalho, J.M., Laukkanen, P., Mäkelä, J., Mamedov, F., Peurla, M., Helminen, H., Pihlasalo, S., Härmä, H., Sinkkonen, J., and Lastusaari, M. “Lanthanide and Heavy Metal Free Long White Persistent Luminescence from Ti Doped Li-Hackmanite: A Versatile, Low-Cost Material”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 27 (2017) 1606547.
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New publication about phosphate glasses

Check out a new collaboration publication about the structural properties of phosphate glasses.

Lopez-Iscoa, P., Salminen, T., Hakkarainen, T., Petit, L., Janner, D., Boetti, N.G., Lastusaari, M., Pugliese, D., Paturi, P., and Milanese, D. “Effect of Partial Crystallization on the Structural and Luminescence Properties of Er3+-Doped Phosphate Glasses”, Materials 10 (2017) 473.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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