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Hackmanite Is a Miracle Material


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.

Research at the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry developes new tools for the needs of drug development and diagnostics as well as new solutions for sensors, energy storage and energy transfer.

Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry educates experts for many fields of industry, research and teaching. The research carried out at the department aims to provide solutions to numerous everyday challenges starting from medicinal molecules designed for people and animals via new intelligent materials all the way to slowing down the climate change using the defense compounds of plants.