Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Sliz, Rafal
Organisation OY
Project title
Taming the Coffee Ring Effect – Enhanced Thermal Control as a Method for Thin-films Nanopatterning
Decision No. 296890
Decision date 09.05.2016
Funding period 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2019
Funding 266 663
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
The results achieved in this project provided evidence that improved our scientific understanding of the coffee-ring phenomena and material novel methods of fabricating nanostructures. In addition, the acquired set of skills and knowledge allowed the applicant to successfully implement the scientific breakthroughs and develop a new way of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots, developed together with the researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada. Quantum dots are tiny particles of 15-150 atoms of semiconducting material that have extraordinary optical and electrical properties due to quantum mechanics phenomena. By controlling the size of the dots, the researchers are able to finetune how they react to different light colors (light wavelengths), especially those invisible for the human eye, namely the infrared spectrum.