Functional materials

The worlds of electronics, optics and catalysts are in continuous quests for finding low energy alternatives to current systems. It is expected that low-dimensional materials, such as quantum dots and atomically thin (two dimensional – 2D) structures, offer the sought-after alternatives, paving the way for future low energy units. A significant portion of CASLEO research is focused on such investigations. These materials are synthesised using post transition metals, which are base of liquid metals. Additionally, new processes based on liquid metals can also be applied on transition metals for the creation of low dimensional entities.

Ref: Advanced Materials 2020, 32, 2001997. Liquid-Metal-Templated Synthesis of 2D Graphitic Materials at Room Temperature. DOI: 10.1002/adma.202001997
Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 31, 2005866. Self-Deposition of 2D Molybdenum Sulfides on Liquid Metals. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202005866
Advanced Science 2020, 2003138. Optimizing Surface Chemistry of PbS Colloidal Quantum Dot for Highly Efficient and Stable Solar Cells via Chemical Binding. DOI: 10.1002/advs.202003138
Nature Communications 2019, 10:1003. Precipitation strengthening in an ultralight magnesium alloy. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08954-z