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Designing and Building Novel 2D Hybrid Materials

Project Member(s): Ford, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Intersect Australia Ltd

Start year: 2016

Summary: The aim of this project is to use computational and experimental techniques to discover and fabricate new hybrid materials. Single-layer (2D) materials like graphene have gained prominence and new ones are constantly being reported. Hybrid materials built from combinations of 2D layers are appearing but progress is slow. The significance of this project is that it will allow speed-up in the discovery and fabrication of hybrids. The outcome will be an extensive database of materials properties, clear direction on how to control material properties and manufacturing protocols to build a wide range of new materials which could be used in Australian industry for new product lines.


Fronzi, M, Tawfik, SA, Ghazaleh, MA, Isayev, O, Winkler, DA, Shapter, J & Ford, MJ 2020, 'High Throughput Screening of Millions of van der Waals Heterostructures for Superlubricant Applications', Advanced Theory and Simulations, vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 2000029-2000029.
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Keywords: hybrid materials, Two-Dimensional Materials, Van der Waals heterostructures, materials science, nanotechnology

FOR Codes: Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry, Condensed Matter Modelling and Density Functional Theory, Physical Chemistry of Materials, Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, Supramolecular chemistry, Physical properties of materials