Electronic, magnetic and ionic materials & properties
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