Electronic, magnetic and ionic materials & properties

Electronic, Magnetic and Ionic Materials & Properties

At Monash:

Monash researchers are bringing magnetism into the 21st Century through the development of unique magnetic nano-structures. These revolutionary new materials could be used to create soft magnetic materials, miniature electrochemical-electromagnetic devices and magnetic nano-particles for biomedical applications.

Our team is also using an understanding of ionic materials  and properties to develop next-generation solar cells. The team is developing new electrodes and electrolyte materials to create tandem dye sensitised solar cells, and monolithic and flexible solar cells.

Other exciting areas include:

  • Novel electrolytes based on ionic liquids, plastic crystals (materials which are crystalline in nature but display significant plasticity and ionic transport), nano-composites and polymer gels
  • Fundamental understanding and device applications for intrinsically conducting polymers such as poly(pyrrole) and poly(thiophenes)
  • Magnetism and magnetic materials with an emphasis placed on magnetic nano-structures
  • Magnetic and magneto-transport properties of magnetic nano-structures
  • Nano-structure and magnetic properties relationships and nano-structural formation mechanisms
  • Nano-composites including magnetic particles
  • Nano-particles for biomedical applications
  • Control of electrochemical processes at electrode/electrolyte interfaces
  • Corrosion monitoring in concrete structures