In the latest article from the Mudring group, they demonstrate that using ionic liquids as the reaction medium, structure templates, and mineralizer, all-in-one, allows for the design of transition metal fluorophosphate of varied dimensionality. Aside from engineering of magnetic exchange interaction, which is extremely exciting particularly from a fundamental viewpoint, their synthetic approach might lead to new battery cathode materials!
You can read the full article here.
In a collaboration with colleagues from 5 countries, Siebeneichler et al. combined X-ray diffraction, magnetization and neutron diffraction to establish a universal phase diagram for ThCr2Si2-type solid solutions of REMn2X2. They were able to relate the emergence of magnetic incommensurability to structural features.
You can read the full paper here.
We are pleased to welcome Alina Fedorets to the group. You can read about her journey to Aarhus here.
Professor Mudring is hiring a new postdoc in Ionic Liquids – Synthesis of Organic, Organometallic and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials. The application deadline is 8th May. You can apply here.
We are again accepting applications for PhD students. Two positions are available: Advancing Crystal Engineering through Ionic Liquids and Ionic Liquids – Game Changers in Nanosynthesis. You can apply through Aarhus University’s Graduate School of Natural Sciences. The application deadline is 23.59 (Central European Time), 1st May 2022. Please read the application guide before you submit your final application.
AVM and Dr. Oli Hammond have just published a new paper on Ionic liquids and deep eutectics as a transformative platform for the synthesis of nanomaterials in Chemical Communications. Their paper is part of the ongoing web-collection featuring the latest articles published in ChemComm that have been marked as HOT by our Editors and trusted Reviewers.
Their review demonstrates that these ionic liquids (ILs) and deep eutectic solvents (DES) are great green alternatives for producing nanomaterials, as well as functioning as powerful green synthesis tools when combined with unconventional synthesis techniques such as microwave, ultrasound and sputtering. Most importantly, they promote that when ILs and DES are approached holistically, new universal manufacturing techniques that provide solutions to the existing problems of nanomanufacturing are enabled. Furthermore, that will open new possibilities for controlling the growth and assembly of nanostructures. The review of examples in the article illustrates this power of ILs and DES in the improved manufacturing of nanomaterials.
In short, ILs and DES look to be some of the future’s green and efficient problem-solvers within nanotechnology.
We are looking for two new PhD students!
One student will have the opportunity to work on Novel Routes to Crystal Engineering: Controlling Crystallization through Ionic Liquids. The other student will work on Ionic Liquids as a Transformative Tool in Nanosynthesis.
Follow the links to learn more about the projects and how to apply. The application deadline is 1st February 2022.
A big thank you to the Carlsberg Foundation who just announced that AVM will receive an infrastructure grant to purchase a new research-grade spectrofluorimeter! As part of AVM’s green transition research, the spectrofluorimeter will be used to evaluate new materials and enable the next generation of energy efficient, environmentally benign lighting.
AVM was privileged to be on the panel discussion during the 2021 Volvo Environment Prize award ceremony honoring Paul Anastas and his contributions to #greenchemistry. You can watch the panel discussion here.