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Using nano-structured metal surfaces

Trainee Achievements

Using nano-structured metal surfaces

Anh Luu (USD, Chemistry) has been exploring the potential for using nano-structured metal surfaces for the enhancement of NIR-to-visible upconversion luminescence from Er,Yb:NaYF4 nanocrystals. He and his principle advisor (S. May) have been collaborating with Steve Smith (Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, SDSM&T), Mahdi Baroughi (Electrical Engineering, SDSU), and Chaoyang Jiang (Chemistry, USD), Anh has two publications related to solving some of the fundamental problems. One publication describes a successful method for creating homogeneous monolayer dispersions of our UC nanocrystals stabilized within polyelectrolyte layers (J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 8356.), and the second describes a method for the reproducible deposition of thin films of silver nanowires (J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2011, 356, 151.).