Graphene coatings make steel corrosion-resistant
IFM researchers have grown graphene flakes directly onto stainless steel, improving the metal's resistance to corrosion.
Concrete outcome for carpets
A Deakin-industry partnership will give new life to textiles waste that was headed for landfill.
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.
Professor Lingxue Kong
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Our ResearchOne 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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