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Hackmanite Changes Colour Also Upon Exposure to Nuclear Radiation – Memory Trace from Radiation Enables New Applications

29.09.2022

Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have long studied the colour-changing properties of the natural mineral hackmanite upon exposure to UV radiation or X-rays. Now, the research group studied the reactions of synthetic hackmanite to nuclear radiation. The researchers discovered a one-of-a-kind and novel intelligent quality, gamma exposure memory, which allows the use of hackmanite as e.g. radiation detector.

Natural Mineral Hackmanite Can Change Colour Almost Indefinitely Enabling Numerous Applications

21.06.2022

While investigating hackmanite, a natural wonder material, researchers found that it, in addition to two other minerals, can change their colour upon exposure to UV radiation repeatedly without wearing out. The results show that the inexpensive hackmanite, which is easy to synthesise, is also an excellent material because of its high durability and applicability for different purposes.

Researchers from the University of Turku Develop Hackmanite-Based Radiation Detectors for the International Space Station

04.05.2022

Researchers from the University of Turku are developing a new hackmanite-based dosimeter and passive detectors for the International Space Station, intended to be used to measure the radiation dose uptake of materials during space flights. The year-long research project is funded by the European Space Agency, ESA.

Aboa Tech Talks 14.12.2021 – Solar Based Technologies

25.11.2021

The universities in Turku, in close collaboration with Turku Science Park, have launched a joint Aboa Tech Talks webinar series this autumn focusing on emerging technologies and sustainable development. Aboa Tech Talks aims to highlight advanced and innovative technological research and education carried in the universities that can offer sustainable solutions to the complex global challenges of our time.