UNSW team develops new “bottom-up” way to grow catalysts, with potential in more efficient fuel cells

University of NSW Sydney researchers have developed a new way to grow nanoscale materials, opening up the possibility for cheaper and more sustainable fuel cells. Their paper in Science Advances details a way to create “interconnected hierarchical structures in 3D at the nanoscale”, the university said in a statement on Wednesday. These structures were described…

Graphene is a proven supermaterial, but manufacturing the versatile form of carbon at usable scales remains a challenge

By Kevin Wyss, Rice University “Future chips may be 10 times faster, all thanks to graphene”; “Graphene may be used in COVID-19 detection”; and “Graphene allows batteries to charge 5x faster” – those are just a handful of recent dramatic headlines lauding the possibilities of graphene. Graphene is an incredibly light, strong and durable material…

Graphene set to change the future, but Australian commercialisation needs incentivisation

The nanomaterial graphene holds vast industrial possibilities, but more incentives are needed to commercialise world-leading Australian research, the Graphene + Enabled Smart Cities Conference heard yesterday. Chair of the Australian Graphene Industry Association Chris Gilbey said in his opening remarks at yesterday’s event that graphene was a critical ingredient in the “smart cities” of the…