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Reference Number EP/D038391/1
Title HIGH THROUGHPUT INORGANIC NANOMATERIALS DISCOVERY
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor X Wang
No email address given
Inst of Particle Science & Engineering
University of Leeds
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 27 November 2006
End Date 26 May 2010
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £141,616
Industrial Sectors Manufacturing
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng, Physical Sciences, Process Environment and Sustainability
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor X Wang , Inst of Particle Science & Engineering, University of Leeds (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Hydrogen Solar Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Malvern Instruments Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , SRI International, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tescom Corporation UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Coates Lorilleux Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Faraday: INSIGHT (Chemical Throughput) (0.000%)
Project Contact , AMR Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The current advancement of technology very much depends upon the discovery of new materials. It has been known for some time that combinations of elements not largely involving carbon (called inorganic materials) can have important uses in areas from electronics, computing, UV protection in products, to harnessing energy from the sun. In particular, when inorganic particles are very small, typically made of a few hundred atoms (called nanomaterials), they become can have unusual and excitingproperties. The discovery of such "nanomaterials" very much is hampered by our inability to make these materials fast enough and then to be able to test them adequately for their properties.The proposed research seeks to develop a new way of making and discovering inorganic "nanomaterials" using a very fast approach. This project is seeking to discovery better nanomaterials, which can absorb the suns rays (as an free energy source), and use this energy to splitwater into its constituents, hydrogen and oxygen (in a process known as photocatalysis). The hydrogen can then be used for powering cars or devices of the future. Such a process is important to sustain the energy requirements of mankind on this earth when our fossil fuels (e.g. oil) are exhausted
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Added to Database 13/03/07