Carbon Based Flexible and Multi-Component Self-Powered Devices
Carbon and its allotropes have been researched intensively for their potential applications in various fields including energy storage/generation, sensor technology, and wearable electronics. Graphene and graphene oxide have especially drawn attention during the last decade due their unique electrical, chemical, and mechanical properties. This talk will focus on recent research efforts at use of graphene and graphene oxide as electrodes or nanofillers for fabrication of flexible and multi-component self-powered devices that can operate with minimal footprint on the environment. On materials science front, exfoliation and chemical synthesis methods for carbon, metal, and metal-oxide based nanoparticles will be discussed. On fabrication front, thin film deposition, nanoparticle/polymer composite formulation, and polymer gel electrolyte formulation will be discussed. Finally, future performance optimization strategies and opportunities will be presented.
If you are coming from the Lazaridis Centre, take the 11:35am shuttle to RAC 1 and return on the 1:15pm shuttle.