Our research focus is the liquid processing of nanomaterials, with the aim of developing next generation nano-enabled applications. Employing a method developed by our group, liquid phase exfoliation (LPE), defect-free 2-D nanosheets may be produced from a wide array of layered materials; such as graphene, MoS2, and black phosphorous. The resulting LPE-produced, liquid-suspended 2-D nanosheet inks can then be processed into functional structures, through use of deposition techniques such as spraying and inkjet printing. This enables the development of applications in areas such as printed electronic devices and energy storage. Our 2-D nanosheet dispersions have also been used to develop electronic nano-composites, which have applications in electromechanical sensing for health monitoring.

Prof. Jonathan Coleman

School of Physics & CRANN

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Principal Investigator