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New Asymmetric Supercapacitors paper published in Advanced Materials

With an international team of researchers led by Prof. R.A.Fischer (TUM), we obtained a further increase of asymmetric supercapacitors’ energy density. The team synthesized a new graphene-based material with an Amine functionalized Metal-Organic Framework (MOF), successfully spacing the graphene layers and creating a hierarchical porous…

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High Power Radio Frequency Shielding using Modern Materials

A collaborative research project involving QUT and Defence aims to develop a printable ultrathin layer of carbon to shield sensitive electronics from electromagnetic radiation. QUT research team: Nunzio Motta, Jacob Coetzee, Soniya Yambem, Michael Horn and Fraser Williams DST research team: Kamal Gupta, Sean Braidwood

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New paper on APL

Palladium forms Ohmic contact on hydrogen-terminated diamond down to 4 K Kaijian Xing, Alexander Tsai, Sergey Rubanov, Daniel L. Creedon, Steve A. Yianni, Lei Zhang, Wei-Chang Hao, Jincheng Zhuang, Jeffrey C. McCallum, Christopher I. Pakes, and Dong-Chen Qi A hydrogen-terminated diamond (H-terminated diamond) surface supports a…

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New paper on Applied Physics Reviews

Group-IV 2D materials beyond graphene on nonmetal substrates: Challenges, recent progress, and future perspectives Miriam Galbiati, Nunzio Motta, Maurizio De Crescenzi & Luca Camilli The family of two-dimensional materials has been expanding rapidly over the last few years. Within it, a special place is occupied by silicene, germanene,…

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New paper on Advanced Materials – Interfaces

Transfer‐Free Synthesis of Lateral Graphene–Hexagonal Boron Nitride Heterostructures from Chemically Converted Epitaxial Graphene Jonathan Bradford,  Mahnaz Shafiei, Jennifer MacLeod, Nunzio Motta The synthesis of lateral heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h‐BN) has attracted attention due to the ability to broadly…

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Multiscale Plasma‐Catalytic On‐Surface Assembly

Just appeared on Small! Hugo Hartl, Jennifer MacLeod, Anthony P. O’Mullane, Nunzio Motta, Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov Abstract: Controlled modification of surfaces is one of the key pursuits of the nanoscience and nanotechnology fields, allowing for the fabrication of bespoke materials with targeted functionalities. However, many surface…

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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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