Advanced materials business Archer Materials continued progress on a number of fronts during the third quarter as it advanced projects ranging from mining to cathode production and quantum computing development.
The listed company re-iterated progress on a number of fronts in a statement to investors:
# Drilling continued at its Franklyn deposit and concluded at its Eyre Peninsula tenement with spherical graphite produced at the latter suitable for use in the lithium-ion battery industry.
# The company is on-track in building its CQ quantum computing processing chip.
Executive chairman Greg English said: “We commenced the next stage of the development of the CQ Project which involves undertaking complex quantum measurements using equipment and facilities available at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne.
“The measurements will complement work undertaken at the University of Sydney Research and Prototype Foundry.”
The company also released photographs (main picture) of its first-phase prototype graphene biosensor technology built at the University of Adelaide ARC Graphene Hub.
To create the biosensor components, graphene ink was printed on an array of 32 gold-plated nickel electrodes with micron-scale features.
Graphene acts as a sensing interface to detect biochemicals.
During the third quarter Archer filed a patent application for the technology with the World IP Organisation.
The company is aiming to progressively build a functioning biosensor.
Picture: Archer Materials/Prototype graphene biosensor