A study of an early-career TPU researcher on luminescent ceramics awarded at ICOM 2018

As.Prof. Damir Valiev from the School of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies presented his research at the leading international scientific event ICOM 2018 Conference on Physics of Optical Materials and Devices, which has been recently held in Igalo (Montenegro). The early-career TPU researcher received a prize for the best poster report devoted to the synthesis and properties of luminescent ceramics. His research is carried out within the grant of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF).

The conference was devoted to the current state of synthesis methods, optical characterization and applications of photonic materials and devices in various fields of science and technology. It was organized jointly by the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, the Belgrade University (Serbia), the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Paris (France), the Institute of Chemistry de Clermont-Ferrand (France) and the Institute of Low-Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The event brought together leading researchers and technologists studying or developing materials for optical and photonic applications from over 30 countries of the world, including Great Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Denmark, China, Japan, Spain, Italy, Poland, Australia and others. Besides, the conference was attended by editors of leading scientific journals for luminescence and optical materials science. Totally, 95 oral and 146 poster reports were presented at the conference.

The Organizing Committee of the conference recognized the study of Damir Valiev on the Synthesis and Cathodoluminescence Properties of MgAl2O4 Ceramics Doped with Rare-earth Ions Produced by Spark Plasma Sintering Technique as the best poster report. This research theme is one the aspects of his project carried out within the grant of the Russian Science Foundation under the supervision of the director of the TPU Innovation Research Center for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, Professor Oleg Khasanov.

Damir Valiev tells:

‘Our research is devoted to the development of luminescent nanostructured ceramics based on aluminum-magnesium spinel with controlled optical properties. In the long term, the material can be used to obtain active laser media and serve as a converter of ionizing radiation. Our task is to identify an optimal ratio of both doping impurities and conditions for ceramics synthesis in order to obtain materials with best optical-luminescent properties.’

Photo: Alumomagnesium spinel-based ceramics obtained by spark-plasma sintering.

The research project supported by the RSF is designed until 2019.