- Introduction: the elements - from their discovery to modern uses
- Physicochemical properties, electronic structure and spectroscopy of the lanthanides
- Co-ordination and structural properties of Ln(III) complexes
- Luminescence of the lanthanides and luminescent probes
- Structural and spectroscopic probes - application in chemistry and biology
- Chemiluminescence of systems containing lanthanide ions as analytical tool
- Nanoluminophors based of systems doped with Ln(III), their hybrids, functionalization and biocompatibility
- Modern applications of lanthanide containing luminescent and multifunctional materials in science and technology
- Synthesis of nanophosphors doped with Eu3+ by co-precipitation and Pechini’s sol-gel method.
- Structural, morphological and spectroscopic analysis of obtained products.
- Up-conversion phenomenon in nanomaterials doped with lanthanide ions. Synthesis and spectroscopic investigations.
This course aims to introduce the basics of lanthanide. This includes introduction to:
- basic and spectroscopic properties of complexes containing 4f elements (lanthanides, Ln)
- spectroscopic (photo- and chemi-luminescent) properties and mechanisms of sensitizations of the Ln trivalent ions in systems of analytical and biological importance
- design and synthesis of molecular (supramolecular) luminescent probes and multifunctional luminescent nanomaterials based on trivalent 4f ions
- lanthanide based materials and multi-functional nanomaterials in modern applications
- modern laser spectroscopy instrumentation, methods of analysis and interpretation of data
- Cotton, Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry, John Wile & Sons Ltd, Chichester, England 2006.
- J-C.G. Bünzli, G.R. Choppin, Lanthanide Probes in Life Chemical and Earths Sciences, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1989.
- T. Xueyuan Chen, Yongsheng Liu, Datao Tu, Lanthanide-Doped Luminescent Nanomaterials, Springer, Berlin, 2014.