Department of Physics

Dr L L Noto

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Physics
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 2446
E-mail: notoll@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD (Physics), University of the Free State
  • M.Sc. (Physics), University of the Free State
  • B.Sc and B.Sc.Hons. (Physics), University of the Free State

NRF Rating

Y2

Currently teaching

  • Solid State Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics 

Fields of academic interests

Experimentalist: Solid State, Condensed Matter 

My research project is focused on developing novel materials and enhancing their properties to suit applications in persistent luminescence and solar cells. To achieve this goal I rely on different synthesis methods and research techniques that can enable me to enhance the electron trapping defects in the material. This research is conducted for applications in sun re-chargeable light bulbs and solar cells.

Journal articles

  • Kingsley Obodo, Luyanda L Noto, Sefako J Mofokeng, Cecil N.M. Ouma, Moritz Braun, Mokhotjwa S Dhlamini, Tuning the optical and electronic properties of Yb activated ZnTiO3 crystal structure doped with Tm, Ho and Er, Mater Res. Express 5 10 (2018) 106202.
  • T.E. Talane, P.S. Mbule, L.L.Noto, K.Shingange, G.H.Mhlongo, B.M.Mothudi, M.S.Dhlamini, Sol-gel preparation and characterization of Er3+ doped TiO2 luminescent nanoparticles, Materials Research Bulletin, 108 (2018) 234.
  • Fokotsa V. Molefea, Luyanda L. Noto, Mokhotjwa S. Dhlamini, Bakang M. Mothudi, Victor R. Orante-Barrón, Structural, photoluminescence and thermoluminescence study of novel Li+ co-activated lanthanum oxide activated with Dy3+ and Eu3+ obtained by microwave-assisted solution combustion synthesis, Opt. Mater. 88 (2019) 540
  • G.E. Nyongombe, G.L. Kabongo, L.L. Noto, M.S. Dhlamini, Facile up-scalable synthesis of highly crystalline electroactive Ni-Co LDH nanosheets for supercapacitor applications, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 15 (2020) 4494.
  • Luyanda L. Noto, Mduduzi Mbongo, Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter, 578 (2020) 411768
  • S.J. Mofokeng, L.L. Noto, D.V. Mlotswa, V.R. Orante-Barrón, S.D. Dhlamini, Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter, 582 (2020) 412008.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Y2 NRF rating (2020 – 2025)
  • Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings alumni from 2016.
  • Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa

Projects

  • Persistent luminescence of titanate, tantalite, gallates and borate nanomaterials.
  • Thermoluminescence studies of F-centers.
  • Development of smart and advanced nanomaterials to enhance the efficiency of solar cells.

Other

Research Focus

My research project is focused on developing smart and advanced materials and enhancing their properties to suit applications in persistent luminescence and solar cells. To achieve this goal, I rely on different synthesis methods and research techniques, which enable me to tune the electron trapping centers and the frequency of luminescent emission. This research is conducted for applications in sun re-chargeable light bulbs and solar cells.