Synthesis and Applications of Graphane

Chemists at the University of Victoria, in collaboration with Epic Ventures Inc., have developed a new process for manufacturing a novel 2-dimensional nanomaterial that stands to make a significant contribution to the development of new devices for hydrogen storage, advanced electronics, transistors, electron–phonon superconductors, and highly-sensitive nanosensors. Although highly hydrogenated graphite (also know as “graphane”) is known to have exceptional electronic, chemical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties, it has always been difficult to manufacture and store. This Mitacs project will build on two previous Mitacs Accelerate projects to optimize this new graphane production process so that it can be scaled up for commercialization and investigated for specific applications

Minh Hai Tran
Faculty Supervisor: 
Alexandre Brolo
British Columbia
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