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New group pictures

Finally we have a new group picture, this time together with Maria Skłodowska-Curie! Only two people were left from the previous picture, so an update was sorely needed. We also managed to combine the photo session with a much needed beer to cool down. The first time we’ve had a […]

Electrochemistry in an optical fiber microcavity – optical monitoring of electrochemical processes in picoliter volumes

We just published an article combining electrochemistry and interferometry in a microcavity. This work was done in collaboration with colleagues from Warsaw University of Technology and the National Institute of Telecommunications, who are responsible for the optics part of the work. The experiment is based on a microcavity in-line Mach-Zehnder […]

The spectroelectrochemical behaviour of 1,4‐dimethoxypillar[5]arene (P5A) and its monomer in different organic solvents

Pillararenes were introduced as a novel class of macrocyclig host molecules in 2008 when 1,4-dimethoxypillar[5]arene (P5A) was synthesised. The pillararenes are similar in structure to the better known cyclodextrins or calixarenes and they can also form host-guest complexes with smallish molecules that can fit into their cavities. In a recent […]

Patterned silver island paths as high-contrast optical sensing platforms

Another paper has come out in the silver nanostructure series with our neighbours in the Surface Nanoengineering group and the Maćkowski group in Toruń. This time the focus is on silver island paths – basically SIFs deposited along lines on a substrate. The idea here, as the title indicates, is to use the contrast between fluorescence enhancement on […]

Bimetallic nanocatalysts supported on graphitic carbon nitride for sustainable energy development: the shape-structure-activity relation

We are glad to share the first paper related to one of our research projects: “Microfluidic System for Solar Energy Conversion”. In this project, we seek to answer how to use renewable energy sources in the most efficient way to carry out a more eco-friendly chemical reaction? Following the current […]