Let us conclude March 2015 with some good news! :) Our review paper "Layered titanate nanostructures: perspectives for industrial exploitation" was accepted today for publication in Translational Materials Research (2015). This review was written upon the kind request of Prof. George Grüner, the Editor-in-chief of the journal. TMR is a new and interesting addition to the palette of scientific journals, because it is dedicated to translating scientific breakthroughs into commercial products and technologies. I honestly believe that titanate nanotubes and nanowires have the potential to have a major effect on the commercial nanomaterial landscape, therefore, I am particularly happy to have contributed an industry-oriented review about them to the pool of available literature.
I was able to get a quick look at Cappadocia while in Kayseri. Cappadocia is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, now I know why. Stunning landscape and rich history make visiting this place well worth.
On the road from Ürgüp to Göreme
Göreme Open Air Museum
Chapels and early Christian community habitats carved out of volcanic rock from the 3rd century AD. Rock chapels with frescos surviving in vivid colors from the 10-13th centuries.
Pasabag rock chimneys
Tea in Avanos
Derinkuyu underground city
No science in this post, only a few photos I've shot in Kayseri. This is a brand new looking city of 1 million citizens in Central Eastern Turkey, at the foot of mount Erciyes in the anti-Taurus mountains.
Last week I attended the NANOSMAT Asia 2015 conference in Kayseri, Turkey as an invited speaker. In my talk on 24 March I introduced the concept of the evaporation profile and have shown selected examples of the capabilities of this method. The talk was received well and provoked quite a few questions from the audience. Most importantly, it helped me get in contact with a colleague from India with whom we now have high hopes of a successful collaboration.
Report on a new professional dissemination action. This Friday, 20 March 2015 I gave a talk at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hungarian Chemical Society at Budapest. The talk covered our results achieved until now and introduced evaporation profiles and fluctuation enhanced sensing. I'm copying the results summary table from the presentation here for reference.
Another great news for today! Our paper "Adsorption of chlorinated phenols on multiwalled carbon nanotubes" was accepted today for publication in RSC Advances. This work has been expertly performed and managed in Novi Sad by our friends in the Dalmacija group. This is a really fruitful collaboration that we appreciate a lot. Keep up the good work guys! :)
This is just to quickly share the good news with you all :) The abstract "Water and non-polar solvent droplet surface/pores evaporation from macro-porous carbon nanotube films" written by Dr. Erzsébet-Sára Bogya has been accepted for oral presentation at the E-MRS 2015 Spring meeting. It will be presented by Betty on 12th May 2015 in session B.
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.