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NUANCE staff co-author paper published in Advanced Materials

NUANCE Center staff members, Dr. Xinqi Chen and Dr. Vinayak Dravid, co-authored a paper, "From ScOOH to Sc2O3: Phase Control, Luminescent Properties, and Applications," which has been published by the weekly Advanced Materials journal. Dr. Chen is the Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science (Keck-II) Center facility manager, and Dr. Dravid is the director of the NUANCE Center.

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In the controlled synthesis of ScOOH nanomaterials, the surfactant molecule Na3Cit not only helps to manipulate the crystallographic structures, but also to initiate the transfer from α-ScOOH to γ-ScOOH. Further annealing of ScOOH generates cubic Sc2O3 with morphologies inherited from respective origins. When doped with lanthanide ions, both ScOOH and Sc2O3 can be utilized for high-temperature probing and light-emitting-diode lighting.

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