Using Chemistry to stop robbers!
Hello, my name is Grégory Albertt, I’m a Brazilian, student of the Instituto Federal de Alagoas, which sponsored my participation in this incredible event, as a reward for the best overall work in the 5º Encontro de Iniciação Científica (EIC), organized by IFAL, in Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas.
My research was selected to be presented to all the students at the LIYSF; this idea scared me, because of my rustic English, but it was a rewarding experience!
Anyway, my study is about using the synthesis of luminescent markers to identify banknotes coming from theft ATMs, using lanthanide complexes, with the aim of proposing an alternative solution to a very common problem in Brazil: the robbery of ATMs. The luminescent markers would facilitate the identification of both the banknote and burglar.
|Gregory speaking at the science bazaar at LIYSF|
The characterization of several lanthanides complexes was made from the emission spectrum, which will allow the creation of a database with information from their spectroscopies. This information will be used to create a codification. One kind of fingerprint will be obtained from a mixture of several complexes. The junction of several complexes with their respective spectral information will be used as the luminescent marker. From what I could observe, these complexes, which only exhibit luminescence when irradiated in ultraviolet, have great potential for application as markers of banknotes.
Despite all the problems with the expression, my objective has been achieved, I managed to pass my message. Ah, the public went wild when, at the end of my presentation, all were invited to visit Brazil, it was really funny! I just have to thank everyone for this opportunity. Thank you!