The best way to conclude the week is to report on the acceptance of a new paper :) I'm pleased to report that our paper Visible light activation photocatalytic performance of PbSe quantum dot sensitized TiO2 Nanowires was accepted for publication in Applied Catalysis B - Environmental today. Zoltán Győri has really broken new ground with this nice work, congratulations!
Excellent news to close this week :) Our paper "Unveiling the Role of CNTs on the Phase Formation of 1D Ferroelectrics" was accepted for publication in Langmuir yesterday. This work was done in cooperation with the group of Prof. Paula Vilarinho from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. We are very happy about the paper and look eagerly forward to continuing our collaboration.
Our new 3D printer, a bq Witbox is finally operational. We are very excited about the possibilities of this new technology and look forward to learning what it can do for the group.
I'm happy to report that Valéria Bugris, ex-member of our group has successfully defended her PhD thesis yesterday. The title of her work is "Dehydration-rehydration induced structural changes in pristine and composite layered double hydroxides". I acted as a co-supervisor for Valéria together with Dr. István Pálinkó. Valéria has received lots of help in the dielectric relaxation spectroscopy part of her work from Dr. Henrik Haspel. Congratulations Valy and all the bests for your profession career!
Today marks a major improvement in our nanotechnology research infrastructure: our brand new Malvern Zetasizer DLS instrument was installed! This unit is the quasi-standard in the industry for dynamic light scattering particle size distribution analysis and I'm really happy that we finally have our own system. The purchase was made possible by the OTKA projects K 112531 and NK 106234, but the unit will be fully accessible for the research purposes of the "Lendület" group as well.
This is just to proudly let you all know that our paper "Facile synthesis of CuS nanoparticles deposited on polymer nanocomposite foam and their effects on microstructural and optical properties" was published in the European Polymer Journal. This is the latest addition to the series of nanocomposite papers written in cooperation with our friends at the Baku State University. Congratulations to all co-authors!
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.