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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

2011 The International year of CHEMISTRY

This much belated post is aimed at readers, who like me, have had an extremely busy year 2011, failing miserably in my self appointed tasks of bringing subjects of importance to the attention of the specialised and general public, Science especially: Metallurgy, Materials Science,Modelling, Materials Chemistry and Thermodynamics
and the benefits of the scientific method to improve the well-being of humanKind and objective shared by the initiatives of my colleagues in chemistry and related. In order to bring information, invention into practice I blog on Innovation and Management with a distinct focus on  Materials Science (Technology) and Engineering.


 2011 The International year of CHEMISTRY

Thanks to a tweet by IYC poster designer:  Simon C. Page - Excites

Friday, 4 November 2011

The French Journal, "La Recherche award for Chemistry 2011" goes to a team from the Co-ordination Chemistry Lab,Univ Paul Sabatier Toulouse .


The winning paper :

"A novel approach for fluorescent thermometry and thermal imaging purposes using spin crossover nanoparticles" was published by the Royal Society for Chemistry (RSC) in it's Journal of Materials Chemistry by  

Lionel Salmon, Gábor Molnár, Djelali Zitouni, Carlos Quintero, Christian Bergaud, Jean-Claude Micheau and Azzedine Bousseksou
J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 5499-5503

DOI: 10.1039/C0JM00631A
Received 08 Mar 2010, Accepted 04 May 2010
First published on the web 26 May 2010

Abstract
"Temperature plays a fundamental role in all fields of science; hence the development of methods for measuring this property remains in vogue. Within this vast field, fluorescent thermometry appears as a simple, noninvasive and cost-effective method for providing good spatial, temporal and thermal resolution in both solid and liquid phases, even in distant or inaccessible environments. "