[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101861]
Researchers Dr Chuan Zhao; Em/Prof David Hibbert
Brief description The project will develop new generation of miniature electrochemical devices based on salts that are liquid at room temperature (called “ionic liquids”). In making these devices we will learn about the fundamental physicochemical and electrochemical behaviour of the ionic liquid microinterfaces formed, and this will allow optimisation and enhancement of their properties. A gas sensor made of a micro-pattern of ionic liquid drops will be designed to detect gaseous toxic amines, which are released from numerous anthropogenic sources including waste water, sewage treatment, farms and industry. These sensors will be small, specific to the target gas, sensitive, fast in response and portable.
Funding Amount 401300
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects