PRINTABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH SECURITY DOCUMENTS AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Grant number: LP160100071 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
This project aims to develop two next-generation printable security feature technologies to protect users from counterfeiting, which costs the world economy billions in lost revenue and undermines the security of citizens. First, it aims to enhance the security of banknotes by developing printable active device patches with energy harvesting flexible polymers as a power source and thin film graphene/polymer nanomaterial as an electrode/energy storage media. Second, it aims to design invisible carbon nanotube inks for optical authentication via near infrared activation. Both technologies are expected to thwart sophisticated counterfeits, particularly those supported by organised crime.
Related publications (8)
Probing Contact Electrification: A Cohesively Sticky Problem.
Peter C Sherrell, Andris Sutka, Nick A Shepelin, Linards Lapcinskis, Osvalds Verners, Liva Germane, Martin Timusk, Renzo A Fenati, Kaspars Malnieks, Amanda V Ellis
Contact electrification and the triboelectric effect are complex processes for mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion, particu..
Interfacial piezoelectric polarization locking in printable Ti3C2Tx MXene-fluoropolymer composites
Nick A Shepelin, Peter C Sherrell, Emmanuel N Skountzos, Eirini Goudeli, Jizhen Zhang, Vanessa C Lussini, Beenish Imtiaz, Ken Aldren S Usman, Greg W Dicinoski, Joseph G Shapter, Joselito M Razal, Amanda Ellis
Piezoelectric fluoropolymers convert mechanical energy to electricity and are ideal for sustainably providing power to electronic ..
Spatially isolated redox processes enabled by ambipolar charge transport in multi-walled carbon nanotube mats
Renzo A Fenati, Peter C Sherrell, Dmitriy A Khodakov, Joseph G Shapter, Amanda Ellis
This work demonstrates a simple dual-well device which enables spatially isolated solutions to undergo complementary redox reactio..
Printed recyclable and self-poled polymer piezoelectric generators through single-walled carbon nanotube templating
Nick A Shepelin, Peter C Sherrell, Eirini Goudeli, Emmanuel N Skountzos, Vanessa C Lussini, Greg W Dicinoski, Joseph G Shapter, Amanda V Ellis
With an increasing global energy demand, along with a rising uptake of portable electronic devices, it is of great importance to i..
New developments in composites, copolymer technologies and processing techniques for flexible fluoropolymer piezoelectric generators for efficient energy harvesting
Nick A Shepelin, Alexey M Glushenkov, Vanessa C Lussini, Phillip J Fox, Greg W Dicinoski, Joseph G Shapter, Amanda V Ellis
Flexible piezoelectric generators (PEGs) have recently attracted significant interest, as they are able to harvest mechanical ener..
3D printing of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene): a poling-free technique to manufacture flexible and transparent piezoelectric generators
Nick A Shepelin, Vanessa C Lussini, Phillip J Fox, Greg W Dicinoski, AlexeyM Glushenkov, Joseph G Shapter, Amanda V Ellis
Flexible piezoelectric generators (PEGs) present a unique opportunity for renewable and sustainable energy harvesting. Here, we pr..