Dynamic fluorescence spectroscopy for materials development in energy and environmental research.

The project has been funded since 2016 by the Free State of Thuringia under the number 2015 FGI 0019 in the amount of € 323,340 and co-financed with funds from the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The object of the project is the expansion of the "Fluorolab" collaborative laboratory for the investigation and development of new materials and systems with specifically adjusted luminescence properties, as well as for the use of photoluminescence properties for the electronic characterisation of materials and their precursors.

These materials and findings are to be obtained in particular for the application fields "functional luminescent materials and lighting systems", "laser materials for energy and environmental technology", "optical sensor technology and marking", "biosensor technology and biomedical sensor technology" as well as "hybrid materials and nanostructured materials".

The key competence of the joint laboratory will be the acquisition, provision and evaluation of data on the excitation and emission behaviour of photoluminescent materials with the highest time resolution (dynamic spectroscopy), the highest spectral sensitivity and sensitivity in the ultraviolet (UV) to mid-infrared spectral range (IR), temperature-dependent investigations and the possibility of spatially resolved measurements.

This substantially complements and extends existing possibilities of fluorescence microscopy, both in terms of the relevant spectral range and, in particular, in terms of temporal and spectral resolution from ultrafast to extremely slow processes. The funded project relates to the construction and implementation of a corresponding modular spectrometer system.