[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0210065]
Researchers Prof GQ Lu Dr H Zhu A/Prof RL Frost Mr Z Han Dr J Li
Brief description The project aims to develop a novel synthesis approach for making nanocomposites of transition metal oxides and sulfides intercalated laponite clay. Such nanomaterials made by integrating template synthesis and intercalation have superior pore and surface properties promising for advanced catalytic applications. The project will provide insights into mechanisms of nanostructure formation and interactions of molecular species during synthesis. The best catalysts screened will be tested for two important reactions to establish the relationships between processing parameters, nanostructural properties and catalytic performance. Optimised synthesis parameters for high catalytic performance will be obtained. The project contributes to significant knowledge creation in nanomaterials science and catalysis.
Funding Amount $488,186
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects