The ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science aims to:
Our specific objectives are:
To create new nanostructured electrode materials based on organic materials such as inherently conductive polymers (ICPs), carbon nanotubes, fullerenes or hybrid nanocomposites containing them.
To develop and apply theory and computer modelling techniques in order to understand structure and transport behaviour of nanocomponents and nano-assemblies.
To determine the effect of nanostructure on ion transport as relates to ionic conductivity in solids and ionic liquids.
To apply this knowledge and fabrication protocols to deliver greatly enhanced performance for energy conversion/storage systems and novel energy transfer systems in bioapplications.
The fundamental work of the new Centre is expected to have impact in a range of diverse areas including:
- Artificial Muscles
- Nerve Cell Communication Systems
- Electronic Textiles (Including New Biomonitoring System)
- Plastic Solar Cells