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Production of 3D-shaped Graphene via Transfer Printing
Prof. Georg S. Duesberg

Graphene is a two-dimensional material whose electronic and mechanical properties have sparked much research interest. Although graphene is generally perceived as completely flat, wrinkles and folds do form in the material, changing its electrical properties and chemical reactivity. The intentional folding of graphene provides a pathway to tailoring its properties for specific applications.

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Production of 3D-shaped Graphene via Transfer Printing
Existence of Micrometer-Scale Water Droplets at Solvent/Air Interfaces
Prof John J. Boland

Using a novel optical technique we demonstrated the existence of micron size water droplets at these interfaces and provided estimates of their stability

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Existence of Micrometer-Scale Water Droplets atSolvent/Air Interfaces
First Principles Study of Electron Tunneling Through Ice
Prof Stefano Sanvito

With the aim of understanding electrochemical scanning tunnel microscopy experiment in aqueous environment we investigate electron transport through ice in the coherent limit

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First Principles Study of Electron Tunneling Through Ice
Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction at the Ni/YSZ Anode of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells from First Principles
Prof Stefano Sanvito

The overall rate limiting step is associated with hydrogen spillover from the metal to the YSZ surface, simulations have also revealed that in the presence of water chemisorbed at the oxide surface the active region for H oxidation actually extends beyond the metal/YSZ interface unraveling the role of water partial pressure in the decrease of the polarization resistance observed experimentally

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Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction at the Ni/YSZ Anode  of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells from First Principles
Nanocarbon for Photonics and Optoelectronics
Prof. Werner J. Blau

Topical and highly interesting overview of the state-of-the-art in the emerging wide-ranging field of nanocarbon photonics research with focus on possibilities for future research

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Nanocarbon for Photonics and Optoelectronics
Suppression of Short-range Scattering via Hydrophobic Surfaces and the Fractional Quantum-Hall Effect in Graphene
Prof Vojislav Krstic

The study reveals that upon reduction of charged scatterers the increase of the ratio of mean-free-path to charge-carrier-separation prevails over the generally believed necessity for an extraordinarily high overall mobility to enable the formation of fractional quantum Hall states in graphene and, thus, provides new insight in the development of the fractional quantum Hall state in relativistic fermion systems

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Suppression of Short-range Scattering via Hydrophobic Surfaces and the Fractional Quantum-Hall Effect in Graphene
Electrical Stimulation of Carbon Nanotubes to Provide a Cardiomimetic Cue to MSCs
Prof. Werner J. Blau

Manipulation of MSC differentiation pathways can be achieved by harnessing the electrical properties of a carbon nanotube based medium or scaffold

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Electrical Stimulation of Carbon Nanotubes to Provide a Cardiomimetic Cue to MSCs
Spectroscopic Characterisation of a Single Dangling Bond on a Bare Si(100)-c(4x2) Surface
Prof Stefano Sanvito

Investigation into the charging state of an isolated single dangling bond formed on an unpassivated Si(100) surface with c(4×2) reconstruction

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Spectroscopic Characterisation of a Single Dangling Bond on a Bare Si(100)-c(4x2) Surface
Isolation of 2-D Nanosheets
Prof Jonathan Coleman & Prof Valeria Nicolosi

Two-Dimensional Nanosheets Produced by Liquid Exfoliation of Layered Materials

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Isolation of 2-D Nanosheets
Biosensors for Membrane Proteins
Prof Martin Hegner

Quantitative time-resolved measurement of membrane protein–ligand interactions using microcantilever array sensors

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Biosensors for Membrane Proteins
Material Advances in Spintronics and Magnetic Recording
Prof Michael Coey

Multifunctional thin film materials for spintronics and magnetic recording

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Material Advances in Spintronics and Magnetic Recording
Patterning Block Copolymer Thin Films
Prof Michael Morris

Cyclical “Flipping” of Morphology in Block Copolymer Thin Films

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Patterning Block Copolymer Thin Films