Strain analysis & geochronology of Neoproterozoic rocks, Ghubrah Bowl, Oman

Glacially deposited Neoproterozoic rocks (~700 million years old) crop out in the Sultanate of Oman and provide critical information regarding the Earth’s paleoclimate history. The depositional environment of these ancient sandstones and conglomerates within the Ghubrah Formation of the Jabal Akhdar Mountains has been well-researched, yet these are deformed rocks with a well-developed tectonic fabric that is poorly understood in the research community.

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Iodocyanocuprate Salts: Syntheses, Structures, Photophysics, and Catalysis

Inorganic materials are important for photo- and electroluminescent light-emitting diodes, photovoltaic solar cells, environmental sensors, and photocatalysis which can be used to destroy organic pollutants in the presence of sunlight. These processes all involve light harvesting which can have two outcomes: (1) long-term excitation of the cluster complex which can be used to destroy pollutant molecules and (2) photon re-emission which produces luminescence behavior. Our lab has shown that environmental conditions can result in alteration of the emission wavelength, which can be used in sensor devices. Copper is a good choice for development of commercial sensing and pollution remediation strategies because it is earth-abundant, non-toxic, and active toward light exposure when it is in the +1 oxidation state.

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