The 4th International Workshop on Persistent and Photostimulable Phosphors (4PPP) was convened from April 4 to 8 at Park Plaza Beijing Science Park. The workshop was jointly hosted by Beihang University and Peking University. Prof. Yan Chunhua, President of Lanzhou University, was the Chair of the workshop. Prof. Zhang Junying from Beihang University and Prof. Xia Zhiguo from the University of Science and Technology Beijing were co-chairs of the workshop.
Aimed at making combined effort to unravel the nature of persistent and photostimulable luminescent materials, the workshop consisted of 133 academic reports (9 plenary talks, 22 keynote talks, 44 invited talks and 58 oral talks) and 79 poster presentations. The plenary talks were given by nine prominent experts from home and abroad including Prof. Andries Meijerink from Netherlands, Prof. Setsuhisa Tanabe and Prof. Chao-Nan Xu from Japan, Prof. Bruno Viana from France, Prof. Jean-Claude G. Bünzli from Switzerland, Prof. Dayong Jin from Australia, Prof. Qiu Jianrong from Zhejiang University and Prof. Sun Lingdong from Peking University.
Academician Yan Chunhua addressed the opening ceremony, offering his welcome to all the scientists in the field of luminescent materials who participated in the workshop. Academician Zhou Ji from Tsinghua University hosted the plenary talks. Lu Guanghong, Dean of the School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering of Beihang University, was also present and gave the welcome address.
The 4PPP Workshop covered subjects like the synthesis and development of persistent and photostimulable materials with different wavebands, defect and structural characterization, dynamic energy transfer processes, simulation and models for processes such as the trapping and releasing of charge carriers and applications of persistent and photostimulable materials in biomedical imaging, cancer treatment, luminescent nanomaterials and so on. It fully presented the latest and forefront development in the field of persistent and photostimulable materials, and even in a broader sense, the field of luminescent materials. Participants further discussed the new system design, synthesis, characterization, performance test and applications of luminescent materials, expecting to inspire new ideas and ways of thinking to solve basic scientific problems.
The workshop offered guidance to the design, preparation and applications of persistent and photostimulable materials in the future and provided theoretical support for the wide use of luminescent materials through heated and in-depth discussions. Besides registered delegates, there were about 40 graduate students from Beihang University attending the workshop and actively participating in the discussions with delegates.
Attendees from home and abroad spoke highly of the workshop, believing that adequate preparations had been made for this activity, including the participation of domestic and foreign peers, selection of themes and venue, schedule and announcements, accommodation and meal arrangement, safety measures, manufacturer exhibition, discussions during intervals, etc. The success of the 4PPP Workshop lays a good foundation for the continuation of the workshop series.
Source from the International Division
Translated by Xiong Ting