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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 It will be added to our publication list after it has got page numbers.