Application of Novel Two-dimensional Nanostructures for Gas Sensing and H-Storage Technologies

Investigate the chemical properties of Novel 2D materials.

Principal investigator

Amir Karton
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Area of science

Computational Materials

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Partner Institution: The University of Western Australia| Project Code: pawsey0313

The Challenge

Design new 2D materials for gas-sensing, hydrogen storage, and battery applications.

The Solution

Use powerful supercomputers and the laws of quantum mechanics for the computational design of these materials.

The Outcome

This project resulted in three papers in top-tier journals: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, and Carbon.

List of Publications

A. Savateev, N. V. Tarakina, V. Strauss, T. Hussain, K. ten Brummelhuis, J. M. S. Vadillo, Y. Markushyna, S. Mazzanti, A. P. Tyutyunnik, R. Walczak, M. Oschatz, D. Guldi, A. Karton, M. Antonietti. Potassium Poly(Heptazine Imide) – Metal-free Solid State Triplet Sensitizer in Cascade Energy Transfer and [3+2]-cycloadditions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, in press (2020). [Selected for the Hot Topic: Carbon, Graphite, and Graphene Collection] [Highlighted on the Nature blog Nature Research Chemistry Comminity]

T. Hussain, E. Olsson, K. Alhameedi, Q. Cai, A. Karton. Functionalized Two-Dimensional Nanoporous Graphene as Efficient Global Anode Materials for Li-, Na-, K-, Mg-, and Ca-Ion Batteries. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, 9734–9745 (2020).

T. Hussain, M. Sajjad, D. Singh, H. Bae, H. Lee, J. A. Larsson, R. Ahuja, A. Karton. Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds on Two-Dimensional Nitrogenated Holey Graphene, Graphdiyne, and Their Heterostructure. Carbon, 163, 213–223 (2020).