18.09.2023 Congratulations to Nafi for finalizing her master thesis!

We are happy to announce that Nafi Farzana has just successfully completed her master thesis! Nafi helped us to develop and characterize a setup for photoluminescence excitation imaging spectroscopy of plastic materials as part of the LOEWE Exploration project. The setup is in particular suited for small particles or very heterogeneous samples. While the precise identification of the plastic type turned out to be demanding in many cases, Nafi still found general trends in the spectra which could be related to different chromophores indicating the underlying material type. The method is less specific than infrared or Raman spectroscopy but potentially more cost-efficient. Moreover, the setup will be very useful for our future work on semiconductor microcrystals.

We thank Nafi for her valuable contributions to project and we wish her all the best for her future career!