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NanoSea 2018 conference

Group photo – NanoSea 2018 – Carqueiranne The 7th International conference NANO-structures and nanomaterials SElf-Assembly was successfully held in Carqueiranne (Provence) from 1st to 7th july 2018. Our group presented and invited talk and an oral on the growth of graphene and 2D materials heterostructures. More details at: 

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New Xe-Plasma Dual Beam funded by ARC

Prof Nunzio Motta is leading a team of investigators who was awarded by ARC a LIEF grant to purchase a Xe-plasma dual beam for advanced future materials which will be installed at QUT. Partner institutions: QUT, UQ, Griffith, Monash, UTS – ARC contribution: $1,1M$ – Total cost of the equipment: 2.3M$ This project aims to establish a…

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NanoS-E3 School and Workshop

Following the successful NanoS-E3 schools and workshops in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2015 this 7th edition broadened the topics to 2D materials, batteries, supercapacitors and superconductors. With an impressive list of lecturers and keynote speakers, including several ARC Laureate Fellows, this well-established international meeting…

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Book: Growing Graphene on Semiconductors

Edited by Nunzio Motta, Francesca Iacopi and Camilla Coletti. The book covers the latest research on graphene growth on semiconductors, both in ultrahigh vacuum and in a controlled atmosphere, with an in-depth discussion of the physics and thermodynamics of the process Includes contributions from historical groups working in graphene…

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Cover: Nanotechnology 26 – August 2017

The cover is an EDX image of the patterned SiC substrate showing Ga contamination. In this paper we demonstrate that combining a protective silicon layer with FIB patterning implemented prior to graphene growth can significantly reduce the damage associated with FIB milling. Using this approach, we successfully achieved graphene growth…

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Funding supercapacitors for electric cars

A new battery that can be charged in minutes and run for a lot longer is being developed by QUT Professor Nunzio Motta in collaboration with Professor Yeugang Zhang in a project funded by $250,000 grant from the Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Research Fund. Professor Motta, from QUT’s Science and Engineering…

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Inverse photoemission funded by ARC

Dr Jennifer MacLeod has been awarded a DECRA project funded with $360,000 to build an inverse photoemission spectrometer. The aim of the project is to elucidate the electronic properties of molecular materials. In tandem with traditional photoemission, the spectrometer will measure the electronic structure of small molecules for organic…

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