UTSA COS Summer Research Experience
Mentors and Research
Synthesis and Characterization of New Nanoparticles
Students will be involved in the synthesis and characterization of various types of nanoparticles such as highly fluorescent nanoparticles doped with rare earth ions. In particular, students will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of synthesis techniques including hydrothermal, solvothermal, thermal decomposition, precipitation, and solid state reaction methods. Students will also be involved in characterizing nanomaterials through spectroscopic techniques such as absorption and fluorescence emission spectra and quantum efficiency as well as electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.