Advanced Materials III
- Chungjong Yu ()
Dr Patrick Kluth (Australian National University)
Ion tracks are narrow trails of permanent damage generated along the paths of highly energetic heavy ions. These tracks are generally between 5-10 nm in diameter and can be tens of micrometers long. They have applications in many disciplines including materials science and engineering, nuclear physics, geochronology, archaeology, and interplanetary science. If generated in an accelerator,...
Dr Bridget Ingham (Callaghan Innovation)
The corrosion of steel in aqueous saturated CO2 environments is a major industrial problem. Under certain conditions a highly protective scale of siderite (FeCO3) is formed; however, there is little information available regarding the initial nucleation processes. In recent years we have performed a number of in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies using electrochemistry to accelerate...
Ms Andrea Hadley (ANU)
Membranes with nano-sized pores are ideal for many advanced applications including bio-sensing, filtration processes, nano-fluidics, nano-electronic and nano-optic devices. To effectively realise these applications, pores with controlled shapes and narrow size distributions are needed. Irradiation with high energy heavy ions and subsequent chemical etching can be used to form highly uniform...
161. Biomimetic antibacterial surfaces - fatty acid molecular packing and surface topology on HOPG by grazing incidence diffraction
Dr Chris Garvey (ANSTO)
The distinctive topology on the wings of some insects may provide a physical anti-bacterial action based on the penetration of the cell wall/membrane and the disruption of the integrity of the intra-cellular solution. Surfaces which mimic the topology of the insect anti-bacterial surface may be produced by the crystallization of fatty acid molecules on a highly ordered pyrolytic graphite...