Category: Outreach

ESR 11 Carolina: Introduction to XPS

In this video, ESR 11 Carolina (RUG) explains the principles of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), state-of-art characterization technique in surface science. Carolina’s research goal is the on-surface synthesis of BN-doped graphene through photopolimerization and thermal conversion of BNC precursors. XPS is the analytical technique accurate for surface characterization and suitable for all type of synthetic steps.

ESR 7 Diego: Photolithography

In this short video, ESR 7 Diego Jaramillo (UCLouvain) explains the basics of photolithography. Diego is working on the integration of BNC materials into electronic devices, and photolithography represents one of the possible techniques that can be used to build such architectures.

ESR 14 Miquel: PhD in industry

In this video, ESR 14 Miquel Garcia Lleo (GXT) explains what it means to pursue a PhD in industry. Miquel is working on the preparation of Boron-Nitrogen-Carbon bulk materials, for coating applications, at GXT, company based in Bologna, Italy.

ESR 1 and ESR 2: KinderUni outreach activity

ESR 1 Marco Franceschini and ESR 2 Martina Crosta participated in a “KinderUni” outreach activity, for kids aged between 7 and 12 years, organized at the University of Vienna by Bonifazi group on the 21st of July, 2022. The topic was chemistry of colors, and the kinds performed different experiments (red cabbage pH indicator, thermochromic slime and ink chromatography). They also received a guide to repeat these experiments at home.

ESR 12 Veronika: Photoluminescence

In this short video, ESR 12 Veronika Kost (UNITS) explains the basics of photoluminescence. Veronika is working on the synthesis of luminescent Boron and Nitrogen doped Graphene Quantum Dots. Part of Veronika’s research consists in the study of their photoluminescent behaviour.