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.
The nice people from the Communications and Media Science Department of our University have prepared a series of movies about the scientific workshops active at SZTE. Our group got several minutes of spotlight in the Nanotechnology episode available here (in Hungarian).
It is a real pleasure to report here that the first paper written specifically about the evaporation profile phenomenon has been accepted for publication in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials on Friday. This work was written by Erzsébet-Sára Bogya and Gábor Schuszter. It is a very nice combined study on organic solvent evaporation from carbon nanotube paper monitored by simultaneous weight loss measurement, electric resistance measurement and visual imaging. The experimental data are interpreted parallel with theoretical calculations. Well done! :)
For the record, let us note here that Betty and Gábor have actually finished this manuscript a reeeaaallllyyy long time ago and it was even submitted in May 2014. However, for some unfathomable reason the journal decided to wait until January 2015 to send us the reviewer opinions. All the stranger, since the opinions were favorable (minor revision from one, accept as it is from the other colleague) and once we submitted the revised version, it was accepted in 3 days.... Anyway, I am very happy to have this paper out finally. More evaporation profile and fluctuation enhanced sensing papers are expected for 2015, let's hope for the best.
First of all, Happy New Year to all readers! I've been silent in the past couple of weeks but now things are speeding up for 2015. This year starts with good news: our paper "Synthesis and characterization of CdS nanoparticle based multiwall carbon nanotube - maleic anhydride - 1-octene nano composites" written and managed by our Baku friend Elvin Malikov was accepted for publication in Physica E today. Elvin has done a very fine job with this paper and we look forward to more cooperation with BSU!
Festive time indeed! :) It is a pleasure to report here that two members of our research team, Zita Ibolya Papp (Ph.D. student) and Dr. Henrik Haspel (assistant lecturer) have won Hungarian state Campus fellowships. This will allow them to spend a few months abroad in the first half of 2015, get new impulses and bring new knowledge home. Zita is headed to San Sebastian, Spain, Henrik will fly to Houston, Texas, USA. Congratulations Zita and Henrik, keep up the good work guys!
It is nice to see how the work of 2014 pays off finally. Our paper "Trace level volammetric determination of lead and cadmium in sediment pore water by a bismuth-oxychloride particle - multiwalled carbon nanotube composite modified glassy carbon electrode" was accepted for publication in Talanta, This research was expertly managed and published by the lead author, Dr. Valéria Guzsvány from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Congratulations and thank you Vali!
The end of November is kind to us as far as papers are concerned. Yet another paper by full-time Lendület group member Zoltán Győri was accepted for publication in Reaction Mechanisms, Kinetics and Catalysis yesterday. The title is "Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Nanowires Photosensitized with CdSe Quantum Dots". This paper reports on a huge body of experimental work Zoltán has performed on CdSe sensitized nanowire photocatalysis. Well done!
It is a pleasure to report here that our paper "Comparison of static and dynamic sonication as process intensification for particle size reduction using a factorial design" was accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification. This work was performed in cooperation with the Faculty of Pharmacy. I am particularly happy about this one because it provides an example for the strength of the statistical Design of Experiments (DoE) method. All in all, a nice collaboration, I look forward to our next joint project.
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.