What's New In the Lab?


Congratulations Sean!

On March 27, Sean successfully defended his M.Sc thesis. In his thesis research, he used Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) devices to detect lead and mercury in water. Congratulations, Sean! 

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Underground Fluorescence

To detect and study neutrinos over the course of several years, SNO+ proposes to 'light up' neutrinos in an underground sphere by filling it with 780 tons of a fluorescent cocktail. Our paper examines the degradation of this cocktail over time. In his work, Nic Andrews uses a submersible fiber-probe to measure the fluorescence excitation emission matrix spectrum of the cocktail as it is thermally and oxidatively degraded. (PCCP 19(1) 2017)

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Join us at AIO

Our postdoctororal fellow, Dr. Sogol Borjian, is one of this year's program chairs at the 2017 Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) meeting in San Francisco, CA. Two of our group members, Sogol and Amy, will  be giving oral presentations at the conference. We hope to see you there!