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Institute for Frontier Materials

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New method uncovers highly porous graphene

IFM researchers have developed a new, highly efficient method of preparing porous and reduced graphene oxide.

Putting tiny diagnostics to the test

A portable device that uses 'smart matter' could transform medical diagnosis in developing countries.

Our Research

An image of Researchers Researchers using a secure cabinet to extract reactive metal nano-particles used in the fabrication of nano-porous metal membranes.

Researchers use a secure cabinet to extract reactive metal nano-particles used in the fabrication of nano-porous metal membranes.

One of the group's key strengths is the design, fabrication and characterisation of porous nanoparticles at room temperature. These particles contain a network of interconnected pores, making the material suitable for transporting chemicals into plant, animal and human cells.

The group's knowledge and expertise has facilitated a major breakthrough in the fabrication and functionalization of porous materials with pores at sub-nanometre level and unique surface properties for water treatment and desalination.

The properties displayed by these materials are being explored for the development of new micro and nano-devices which may be used in diagnostic technologies.

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23rd January 2014