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Research project: Bartlett & Nandhakumar: Nanostructured Materials

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The use of electrochemical deposition from lyotropic liquid crystalline phases has enabled us, in collaboration with Prof. Attard and Dr Owen, to deposit films of metals such as platinum, palladium, nickel and cobalt containing regular arrays of cylindrical pores of nanometre dimension.

Project Overview

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The diameters of the pores and the thickness of the metal walls between the pores can be controlled through the choice of surfactant template used in the deposition. This unique approach has great flexibility and can be applied to a wide range of materials giving films with unique physical properties. Our current work focuses both on the applications of these materials and on fundamental studies and is supported by both research council and industrial funding.

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Electrochemistry
Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics

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