Research

The LumiLab group brings together various domains of light research:
  • LED phosphors, mainly binary and ternary sulfides for wavelength conversion in white LEDs
  • Persistent luminescence, glow-in-the-dark materials and their perceived brightness
  • Non-aqueous sol-gel synthesis and protection of particles by coating, solvothermal synthesis
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy as a tool to investigate rare earth ions in host crystals
  • Photocatalysis for fast removal of volatile organic molecules and air purification
Most of our materials are home-made, and we have various facilities available to study their properties: fluorescence spectrophotometry, absorption spectroscopy, decay measurements, ellipsometry, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy,...

> Overview of our most important publications

> List of facilities available at our labs

> Thesis subjects for master students (in Dutch)