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

New publication on the mechanisms of tenebrescence and persistent luminescence in synthetic hackmanites

Check out our new interesting publication about the mechanisms of tenebrescence and persistent luminescence in synthetic hackmanites. Well done, everyone!

Norrbo, I., Gluchowski, P., Hyppänen, I., Laihinen, T., Laukkanen, P., Mäkelä, J., Mamedov, F., Santos, H.S., Sinkkonen, J., Tuomisto, M., Viinikanoja, A., and Lastusaari, M., Mechanisms of tenebrescence and persistent luminescence in synthetic hackmanite Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl,S)2, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 8 (2016) 11592−11602.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b01959

Collaboration publication about Semiconductor Junctions

Check out our latest collaboration article about semiconductor junctions!

Kuzmin, M., Laukkanen, P., Mäkelä, J., Yasir, M., Tuominen, M., Dahl, J., Punkkinen, M.P.J., Kokko, K., Hedman, H.P., Moon, J., Punkkinen, R., Lastusaari, M., Polojärvi, V., Korpijärvi, V.-M., and Guina, M., Toward the Atomically Abrupt Interfaces of SiOx/Semiconductor Junctions, Adv. Mater. Interfaces (2016) 1500510-1-5.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.201500510

Celebrations!

Today we had an afternoon break to celebrate Minnea and Isabella for their achievements. Minnea got her first publication out about the effect of Mn and Cr doping on the up-conversion luminescence from NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ and Isabella graduated as a Master of Science. Congratulations to both!

Minnea’s article can be found behind a link here http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2016.01.016. It will be added to our publication list after it has got page numbers.

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New publication about glass-ceramics with persistent luminescence properties

Check out a new publication from our collaborators about persistent luminescence in glass-ceramics:

Massera, J., Gaussiran, M., Głuchowski, P., Lastusaari, M., Petit, L., Hölsä, J., and Hupa, L., Effect of the glass melting condition on the processing of phosphate-based glass–ceramics with persistent luminescence properties, Opt. Mater. 52 (2016) 56-61.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2015.12.006