GPOM: XXth aniversary

Last year, 2018, the research Group of Optical Properties of Materials at the Optical Research Center, GPOM-CIO, turned 20 years since Oracio Barbosa encouraged it through an invitation to three young researches. Today three, out of four, of them keep working in the group, Marco Antonio Meneses, José Luis Maldonado and Oracio Barbosa. There is also one technician, Ing. Martín Olmos, and a Ph. D, in Chemistry, Mario Rodríguez. Their research and thesis work granted by graduate and undergraduate students is carried out in the Materials and Spectroscopy laboratories of the group. These labs are placed in three areas, two labs with 80 m2 each and one of 18 m2.

At the beginning the group worked out the field of resonance energy transfer in laser crystals and some spectroscopy technics were implemented for their application in the field of food. During these early years the GPOM-CIO published some papers concerning the discrimination among tequilas, and fake tequilas through absorption spectroscopy and chemometrics; this work would be extended and applied to other spirit beverages. At the same time the fields of organic photonics and organic electronics were developing.

Nowadays the GPOM-CIO is well known domestic and overseas as the main Mexican research group into the fields of organic photonics and organic electronics. The solar cell devices made by the group with organic materials and hybrid perovskites have been reported with efficiencies about 9.0 and 12 %, respectively. Meanwhile their reported OLEDs have reached luminance above 5000 cd/m2 and current efficiencies about 38 cd/A.

The Materials and Spectroscopy labs are well equipped through different grants; about 2.5 M USD in equipment and some reserved money each year is for different kind of materials.

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    From 2008 to 2018

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    +40 Millions of pesos MX