NanoSensing group is a newly funded research group at the Department of Chemistry, which focuses on studying the use of nano-sized materials for sensing applications – especially nanothermometry and ion sensing, employing luminescence phenomena for this purpose. These sensors are based on a various range of host materials (inorganic phosphors, hybrid inorganic-organosilica materials, etc.) and primarily lanthanide ions.

The lanthanides are a group of 15 elements located at the bottom of the periodic table (La – Lu). One of their most fascinating properties is bright and color pure luminescence, which explains their wide use for various applications (lasers, light applications, sensors, etc.).

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