Surface forces and confinement of anisotropic particles

Grant number: DP150101156 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019



Advanced materials assembled from engineered particles found in next generation solar cells, nano-electronics, photonic materials, and nano-sensors have experienced an explosion in research interest over the past decade. This is in large part due to improving techniques for the synthesis of anisotropy in particle shape to form rods, plates, iso-hedra and nano-prisms and material properties such as janus particles used for self-assembly. However, there is a lack of methods to measure the interactions that control the assembly process. This project aims to develop a novel method to quantify the particle-particle and particle-surface interactions for anisotropic particles to enable predictive a..

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