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 (3)
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..
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..