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Hackmanite Is a Miracle Material

29.11.2022

Hackmanite is an exceptional mineral – it changes colour and glows in the dark. Research on the material started by chance at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turku, and researchers there have been astounded by its versatility. Hackmanite’s properties have been tested in the bunkers of the Sweden’s Ministry of Defence and, within a year, the mineral will be sent to space.

Aboa Tech Talks - Batteries Enabling a Sustainable Future

22.11.2022

The universities in Turku launched in autumn 2021 a joint webinar series focusing on technology and sustainable development. Aboa Tech Talks will highlight new technologies and innovative technological research that can offer solutions to the complex global challenges of our time.

Thematics Talk Together – Sustainability

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7.12.2022 at 14.15 - 16.00
Thematics Talk Together -seminar series addresses topical and interesting themes from the different points of view of the six strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku. The theme of the seminar series for the academic year 2022–2023 will be Sustainability.The theme of the...

Polarized X-rays reveal shape and orientation of extremely hot matter around black hole

04.11.2022

The researchers observed the X-ray radiation from the matter around a black hole. According to the researchers the shape and orientation of the X-ray glow support the theory, that the X-rays come from the disc-shaped material flowing into the black hole which is perpendicular to previously imaged relativistic outflows of matter called jets. These findings give a better understanding about the inner workings of black holes and how they consume mass.

Aboa Tech Talks 4.11.2022 - Sustainable use of biomass

14.10.2022

The universities in Turku launched in autumn 2021 a joint webinar series focusing on technology and sustainable development. Aboa Tech Talks will highlight new technologies and innovative technological research that can offer solutions to the complex global challenges of our time.

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.