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Development of Two-dimensional Advanced Materials for Low-power Electronic and Thermoelectric Devices:

A reactive seed layer can be created on the 2D surface without perturbing the electronic properties of the 2D substrate for depositing a thin layer of dielectrics uniformly on the functionalized 2D surface for designing low power electronic devices (such as super-capacitor and field effect transistor (FET)) and high energy conversion thermoelectric devices.

References: 14, 15, 18 and 20 in publications list.

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Catalyst Design for Energy and Environment:

(left panel):Non-expensive Pt-Free Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Fuel Cells.
(right panel):Two-dimensional porous catalytic materials suitable for the conversion of natural gas (mainly, methane) into liquid feedstock (mainly, methanol) under mild condition.

References: 16 and 17 in publications list.


Anhydrous Proton Transport Membranes:

Anhydrous proton exchange fuel cells membrane will have significant advantages over conventional proton exchange membranes because fast proton transport can take place at relatively high temperatures in the complete absence of water.

Reference(s): 19 in publications list.


Graphene As High Chemical Sensing Platform:

STM and DFT results show that functionalization of graphene with MPc would be a potential candidate for chemical sensing platforms, which can be expected to show high chemical sensitivity. NO/CuPc/HOPG, negative charge is transferred from graphene to NO, and there is a large decrease of DOS in graphene around 1 eV below the Fermi surface in the valence band. This altered DOS of graphene induces a decreased binding energy for NO chemisorption in neighboring sites consistent with low saturation coverage. However, even though the saturation coverage of NO/CuPc/graphene is low, the electronic structure of graphene can be highly altered, because of very low density of states of graphene.

Reference(s): 13 in publications list.


Sorbent Materials:

Advanced sorbent materials (alkali metal doped SWNTs and HOPG) can act as chemically reactive highly dispersed sorbents that irreversibly break carbonâlorine bonds in chloroalkanes anchoring the alkyl groupp on the carbon surface at defect sites of SWNTs and both basal plane of HOPG. This finding could prove useful for capturing and detoxification of toxic chemicals agents and toxic industrial compounds with other key functional groups (e.g. âN, CâC, âO) on high area advanced carbon sorbents, and also opens up new potential area of research using functionalized metal surfaces.

References: 8-12 in publications list.