Mr Thomas Payten

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

My project aims to develop a spectral reference library for mineral upconversion fluorescence. Upconversion fluorescence is a phenomena which is widely studied in the biological/medical/photovoltaic fields, but has not been investigated in minerals. It has the potential to provide robust, mineral-specific identification on timescales that matter for operations at scale.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 - 2019 Honorary Research Associate La Trobe University
    2008 - 2019 Advisor - Mineralogy Rio Tinto
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2011 La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Physics (Honours)
    2005 - 2008 La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    General Radiation Safety Officer Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Moffatt, J. E., Payten, T. B., Tsiminis, G., De Prinse, T. J., Teixeira, L., Klantsataya, E., . . . Spooner, N. A. (2021). Upconversion Fluorescence in Naturally Occurring Calcium Fluoride. Applied spectroscopy, 75(6), 674-689.
    2021 de Prinse, T. J., Karami, A., Moffatt, J. E., Payten, T. B., Tsiminis, G., Teixeira, L. D. S., . . . Spooner, N. A. (2021). Dual Laser Study of Non-Degenerate Two Wavelength Upconversion Demonstrated in Sensitizer-Free NaYF4:Pr Nanoparticles. Advanced Optical Materials, 9(7), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4
    2017 Welch, N. G., Madiona, R. M. T., Payten, T. B., Easton, C. D., Pontes-Braz, L., Brack, N., . . . Pigram, P. J. (2017). Surface immobilized antibody orientation determined using ToF-SIMS and multivariate analysis. Acta Biomaterialia, 55, 172-182.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS20 Europe PMC7
    2016 Welch, N. G., Madiona, R. M. T., Payten, T. B., Jones, R. T., Brack, N., Muir, B. W., & Pigram, P. J. (2016). Surface Adsorbed Antibody Characterization Using ToF-SIMS with Principal Component Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks. Langmuir, 32(34), 8717-8728.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC6
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - 2019 Member Bachelor of Science Course Advisory Committee La Trobe University Australia
  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83132396
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Physics

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