The project aims to fabricate soft 2D plasmonic photocatalysts with leaf-like structures and functions for solar-to-chemical energy conversion.
The proposed 2D photocatalysts are expect to change the traditional way of design artificial photocatalysts. Expected outcomes of this project include fabrication of soft 2D plasmonic photocatalyst with large-area, ultrathin thickness, and high flexibility, understanding their plasmonic enhancement mechanisms, and construction of artificial leaves to perform the solar-to-chemical conversion, which can provide significant benefits, such as creating new-generation of soft energy devices and advance Australian expertise in photochemistry, self-assembly and functional nanomaterials.
A stipend of $33,826 for 3 years.
8 September 2024.
Applicants require a Bachelors Degree with Honours (or equivalent) in either Chemistry or Physics.
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