Natural hackmanite paper spreads everywhere

It seems that the natural hackmanite article published in Chemistry of Materials has spread wider than we could ever imagine. It has now been found in 17 different sources from 5 different language regions throughout the world, and there will probably be even more during the coming months.

Check the links from this list:

IMC’s hackmanite research gets country-wide attention in two major newspapers

We wrote a press release based on our hackmanite research article in the high-impact Chemistry of Materials journal. The news was published on University of Turku’s website, and it spread instantly to Finland’s biggest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and also to a Turku-based newspaper Aamuset:

Tutkijat selvittivät, miksi luonnonkivi loistaa pimeässä – Hackmaniitin ytimessä hehkuu titaaniHelsingin Sanomat 23/10/2020

Pimeässä loistavan luonnonkiven salaisuus selvisi tuoreessa tutkimuksessaAamuset 23/10/2020

IMC theme song video!

To celebrate the five-year anniversary of Inorganic Materials Chemistry group at the University of Turku – and to pass the time during these social distancing times – we created the IMC theme song. The current IMC group and alumni joined forces to bring you joy in the darkening autumn of Finland. Enjoy! Warning: flashy lights and fast images!

Newspaper article: IMC face masks

Turun Sanomat, the biggest local newspaper, asked for photos of readers’ face masks. We saw an opportunity there to show our new face masks with our logo on them:

“Sami Vuori from the chemistry department of University of Turku’s says: “We ordered our research group (Inorganic Materials Chemistry research group, IMC) face masks with our logo on them.

Mela’s communications team’s visit

Today we had a communications team from The Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution Mela taking photos of IMC’s laboratories. The people admiring the IMC’s Chemistree, from left to right: Mela’s Mikko Käkelä and Julia von Flittner and our Adjunct Professor Ari Lehtonen. Missing from the photo: Mela’s Virve Laine and the mannequin, PhD student Sami Vuori. The stock photos will be published later, so stay tuned!

News: Hackmanite based SensoGlow material for UV exposure detection

Variety of news covers the development of new hackmanite based SensoGlow material that can be used in detecting UV exposure on their www pages. Unfortunately most of them are only in Finnish.

Tutkijat kehittivät säteilyä mittaavan materiaalin – UV-altistusta voi kohta seurata kännykkä-appsilla  (Only in Finnish) Turun Sanomat (www TS+) (17.5.2018)

University of Turku News announcements about the topic:
Uusi materiaali tunnistaa helposti UV-säteilyn määrän – mahdollisuus seurata omaa altistumista  (Only in Finnish) (16.5.2018)
and the same in English
New Material Detects the Amount of UV Radiation and Helps Monitor Radiation Dose (22.5.2018)

Same news is also featured in other chemistry and physics related pages such as phys.org and sciencenewsline.com

News: White emitting hackmanites @ University of Turku news

University of Turku news covers our hackmanite studies in addition with discussion about their use in various applications. So if you want to gain more perspective on the recent publication and can read Finnish, this is your link to follow:

“Turun yliopiston tutkijat kehittivät valaisimiin ja diagnostiikkaan edullisen ja auringonvalon sävyä tuottavan materiaalin” (University of Turku www, 24.5.2017)

edit // 8.6.
English version is now available at phys.org New low-cost material for lighting and diagnostics produces white light imitating sunlight