The mystery of the glowing Bologna stone remains interesting through the years.
New collaboration publication about the spectroscopic properties of Yb doped silica glasses is published. Check it out below.
Glorieux, B., Salminen, T., Massera, J., Lastusaari, M., and Petit, L., “Better understanding of the role of SiO2, P2O5 and Al2O3 on the spectroscopic properties of Yb3+ doped silica sol-gel glasses”, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 482 (2018) 46-51.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.12.021
New IMC honorary citizenships were awarded to Hellen and Tero for their invaluable input into our group during the years. We are sad to let you go but we wish you both the very best for your future. Just remember when in need, the coffee is always served for you in our coffee room – you are most welcome to visit us anytime!
MSc Hellen Santos will have her doctoral dissertation on Friday 15th of December at at 12 o’clock in the lecture hall Arcanum 1.
The title of the thesis is “Halogen hectorites: Smectites designed to luminesce” and concerns design and preparation of these synthetic clay minerals and the studies how they could be used as optical materials.
Leena joined us and the Detection Technology Group for the Tekes project SENSOGLOW. She will be working as a project researcher and is mainly supervised by DTG leader Harri Härmä.
For the end of the year, a set of publications and patents about different luminescent materials and their properties.
Santos, H.S., Norrbo, I., Laihinen, T., Sinkkonen, J., Mäkilä, E., Carvalho, J.M., Damlin, P., Brito, H.F., Hölsä, J., and Lastusaari, M., “Synthesis and Features of Luminescent Bromo- and Iodohectorite Nanoclay Materials”, Appl. Sci. 7 (2017) 1243.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app7121243
Lastusaari, M. and Norrbo, I., “Luminescent Material”, WO 2017/194825 A1.
Lastusaari, M. and Norrbo, I., “Synthetic Material for Detecting Ultraviolet Radiation and/or X-radiation”, WO 2017/194834 A1.
Mäkelä, J., Tuominen, M., Dahl, J., Granroth, S., Yasir, M., Lehtiö, J-P., Uusitalo, R-R., Kuzmin, M., Punkkinen, M., Laukkanen, P., Kokko, K., Félix, R., Lastusaari, M., Polojärvi, V., Lyytikäinen, J., Tukiainen, A., and Guina, M., “Decreasing Defect-State Density of Al2O3/GaxIn1−xAs Device Interfaces with InOx Structures”, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 4 (2017) 1700722.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.201700722
Isabella and Minnea are at the Shift 2017 conference in Tenerife, Spain presenting their research topics (conference WWW). The conference and its name are referring to spectral shaping of light and the topics range from applications in energy and photochemistry to biomedical applications.
Go check the “Yb,Er up-conversion luminescence from molecular hybrid thin films prepared by ALD/MLD” poster by Minnea and “The use of synthetic hackmanites in storing UV radiation and X-rays” poster by Isabella.
Check out the latest short communication about the oxovanadium complexes and their use in oxidation catalysts.
Salonen, P., Peuronen, A., and Lehtonen, A., “Oxidovanadium(V) amine bisphenolates as epoxidation, sulfoxidation and catechol oxidation catalysts”, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 86 (2017) 165-167.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2017.10.017
We have the pleasure of hosting our collaborating doctoral candidate Nirajan Ojha from the Photonic Glasses group led by Laeticia Petit from Tampere University of Technology. He will be with us for a few days working with Minnea Tuomisto and hopefully they will have some luminescent pictures for us in the future.