APA Tutorial on Advances in Photosciences
Edinburgh Instruments was recently delighted to exhibit and participate in the 10th Asian Photochemistry Conference (APC) which was held in Taipei, Taiwan from 16th – 20th December 2018.
The conference provided the opportunity for scientists to network and discuss the latest developments and research in both fundamental and applied photochemistry in addition to other related areas.
2018 marked the 90th anniversary for Academia Sinica and the National Taiwan University. To commemorate the occasion a series of events including seminars and heritage were held throughout the year. One such event was the APA Tutorial on Advances in Photosciences (APA-TAP). This was an initiative of the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) in collaboration with APC2018 to introduce the basic principles and concepts of photochemistry, photophysics and photobiology to young graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Edinburgh Instruments was proud to be able to offer a travel scholarship to 10 students to allow them to attend the tutorial.
The focus of the tutorial was:
- Steadystate and time-resolved emission
- Energy and electron transfer process
- Spectroscopic and photochemical techniques and instrumentation.
The tutorial also covered topical areas such as cutting-edge applications of photosciences in energy and optoelectronics to biomedical diagnostics and imaging.
The event was chaired and opened by Prof Vivian Yam, President of the Asian Photochemical Society.
Our CEO, Dr. Roger Fenske, was delighted to give a talk on the various aspects of photoluminescence spectroscopy featuring the prompting, counting and discrimination of photons. He also discussed rare-earth upconversion luminescence, thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF), and singlet oxygen. It was well attended with an audience of approximately 75 made up of students and professors.
Further reading material related to Dr. Fenske’s talk can be found via the links below:
- Luminescence Thermometry with Upconversion Materials
- TADF: What is Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence
- Detection of Singlet Oxygen
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