Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170100450 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Colin Raston

Brief description This project aims to develop continuous flow thin film microfluidic device technology to gain access to nano-carbon material or carbon nano-material. This project will exploit high shear stress in dynamic thin films, field effects, including Faraday waves, plasma, magnetic, laser and LED irradiation. The technology is expected to allow both scalable ‘top down’ synthesis of graphene scrolls, laterally slicing carbon nanotubes and composites of different types of carbon, and ‘bottom up’ synthesis of nano-carbon from natural saccharides. By incorporating sustainability metrics including scalability, renewable feed-stocks and minimising waste, this research is expected to be attractive to industry and minimise the effect on the environment.

Funding Amount $376,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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