Using electrochemical techniques or traditional solution based hydrothermal techniques, this project involves the development of nanomaterials with advance applications.
Using electrochemical techniques, or traditional solution based hydrothermal techniques, we undertake the synthesis of functional nanomaterials.
Our researchers have explored the dramatic effects that nanostructure can have on catalytic and sensing performance.
New materials that are highly porous, or contain small amounts of noble metals doped into a base metal, are stable and active substitutes for supported nanoparticles.
Nanostructures oxides have also been developed with interesting photocalaytic properties. New materials are fed into all of CAMICS research streams to take advantage of our multidisciplinary work environment.
The many materials synthesised in this study proved effective catalysts for the electrocatalysis sensing and photocatalysis. Several of the materials also demonstrated greatly increased surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
This study opens new possibilities in the creation of bespoke nanomaterials with potential application for multiple end users.
PhD positions available
Interested students and researchers should contact Dr Lathe Jones for possible candidature/collaboration.
- Plowman, B. J., L. A. Jones and S. K. Bhargava (2015). "Building with bubbles: the formation of high surface area honeycomb-like films via hydrogen bubble templated electrodeposition." Chemical Communications 51(21): 4331-4346. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2015/cc/c4cc06638c
- V E Coyle, D K Oppedisano, Lathe A Jones, A Kandjani, Y Sabri, S K Bhargava, Hydrogen Bubble Templated Growth of Honeycomb-Like Au-Pt Alloy Films for Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensing, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, (2016), 163(14), pB689. http://jes.ecsdl.org/content/163/14/B689.full
- A Rananaware, A Gupta, J Li, A Bilic, Lathe Jones, S Bhargava, S V Bhosale, A four-directional non-fullerene acceptor based on tetraphenylethylene and diketopyrrolopyrrole functionalities for efficient photovoltaic devices with a high open-circuit voltage of 1.18 V, Chemical Communications, (2016), 52, 8522. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2016/cc/c6cc03730e