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Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials Superconductivity Thin Film Technology Spintronic Materials Energy Materials T-Hertz Science Nanomaterials Staff, Researchers and Postgraduate Students • 10 Teaching Academic staff • 25 Research staff including 12 ARC fellows: 2 x ARC APF - 2 x International PF - 3 x QEII/ARF - 5 x APD • 40 postgraduate students • Member of ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and CSIRO Flagship Program Your ISEM Contacts Director: Professor Shi Xue Dou, FTSE, DSc ISEM, Innovation Campus, AIIM Facility, University of Wollongong, Squires Way, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519, Australia Email: email@example.com Associate Director: Professor Chao Zhang ISEM, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, The University of Wollongong invested $A31m NSW 2522, Australia to build new labs to house the two institutes: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ISEM (Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials & IPRI (Intelligent General Enquiries: ISEM Secretary: Polymer Research Institute). ISEM moved to Dr Germanas Peleckis Mrs Meghan Gestos the new Innovation Campus in September 2008. Ph: +61 2 4221 5728 Ph: +61 2 4221 5730 Email: email@example.com Fax: +61 2 4221 5731 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials Build World-Class Infrastructure at ISEM Build up World-Class Infrastructure • ISEM has established very effective cooperation with 15 institutions Australia wide, obtaining seven large RIEF/LIEF grants and a DETYA’s SII grants. These grants involved a large number of academic staff, research fellows and postgraduate students from these institutions. • ISEM labs are equipped with advanced facilities for materials processing and characterisation. • ISEM labs provide services to Australian institutions and a wide range of consultant work to a number of industries, including those from NZ, USA , and Asian countries. Magneto-Optical imaging Gas absorption analyser Nova Magnetic property management 1000 for BET and Pore Size system 4K-300K, 0-5T Commercialisation of the Research Outcomes with cryocooler from 12K to 300K Analysis • ISEM is focused on applied research which is closely related to commercial applications. • ISEM has developed a number of strong IP through its research activities. • Industry partners have licenced IPs for commercial exploitation. Nano-scale doping to MgB2 holds very strong patent deposition and has achieved very significant impact on advancement in superconductor applications. Education and Training of Postgraduate Students • A number of PhD graduates have been accepted by prestigious overseas Cryostat with 360º rotating VSM, Maglab, 2-400K, institutions. These PhD graduates and fellows are very well spread within the ICP AES, Vista Simultaneous Axial Spectrometer 2T magnet 0-12T DC Field science, technology and industry field world wide. They have made significant contributions to advancements in science, technology and industry. • PGS training includes both research excellence and grant proposal ability. • Establish PhD student exchange program with prestigious collaborative institution by joint supervision. • Establish PGS excellent awards and best paper award. Industry Collaborators • Alphatech International Ltd, Auckland (NEW ZEALAND) New JEOL FE-SEM System. New 14T PPMS. • DLG Battery Co Ltd, Shenzen (P. R. China) Includes EDS module for VSM – for magnetic characterization (4K to 1000 K) • Hyper Tech Research Ltd, Ohio (USA) chemical composition analysis. Heat capacity module (4K to 340 K) AC transport • Hypres Inc (USA) Resolutions of up to 1 nm can module. Thermal transport module (4K to 340K) – • Kiswel Ltd (KOREA) be achieved. Seebeck coefficient and thermal conductivity can be • Lexel Batteries Co. Ltd, Shenzhen (P. R. China) measured. • Mesaplex Ltd, Brisbane (AUSTRALIA) • Redac Ltd, Adelaide (AUSTRALIA) University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials International Links Australia Japan South Korea Australian Nuclear Science & Technology National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science Andong National University Organisation (ANSTO) and Technology (AIST) Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Australian National University National Institute of Materials Science Technology (KAIST) CSIRO Division of Applied Physics Osaka National Research Institute Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) Curtin University of Technology Tokai University Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) James Cook University Yamagata University Macquarie University Monash University Switzerland University of Melbourne New Zealand University of Geneva University of New South Wales University of Aukland University of Queensland Industrial Research Lab Ukrane University of Sydney Donetsk Physico-Technical Institute University of Technology, Sydney Peoples Republic of China Institute for Metal Physics Beijing University of Science and Technology Austria Harbin University United Kingdom Atomic Institute of Austrian Universities, Vienna Hubei University Imperial College L. Bolzmann Institute of Physics Institute for Microsystem and Information Technology Oxford University Institute of Electrical Technology Southhampton University Canada Institute of Non-ferrous Metals University of Cambridge University of Alberta Nakai University University de Sherbrooke Nanjing University United States of America Northeastern University Ames Lab, Iowa State University Croatia Shanghai Jiao Tong University Argonne National Laboratory University of Zagreb Shanghai University Brookhaven National Lab. Tienjun Uinversity Houston University Germany Institute of Physics Los Alamos Laboratory Max-Planck-Institut for Metalloforschung National Institute of Standard Technology Russia New York Polytechnic University Institute of General Physics Ohio State University India University of Wisconsin National Physical Laboratory Singapore Worcester Polytechnic Institute National University Nanyang University of Technology University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials Breakthrough MgB2 Superconductor via Nano-SiC Doping PhD Employment Prospects ISEM Postgraduate research students continue to be well received and highly sought • Reproducible after by such prestigious institutions as: 5 5K • High performance: Hirr = 29 T, Hc2(0) = 45 10 T & Jc = 30,000 A/cm2 at 4.2 K and 10 T • 2 Cambridge University, UK • ChangJiang Professor,Nankai (approaching NdTi) Jc (A/cm ) 2 4 10 • 2 Argonne National Laboratory, University, China • High n value, suitable for persistent current USA • National Research Council of 10 3 20K application • NEDO Fellowship, Osaka National Canada, 30K 2 Research Institute, Japan • University de Sherbrooke, 10 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 S. X. Dou et al, Applied Physics Letters 81, H (Oe) • Los Alamos National Lab., USA Canada 3419 (2002) • Florida State University, USA • Alberta University, Canada • Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan • Intermagnetics General Co, USA Dual Reaction Model to understand the mechanism of SiC –Doping effect and • National Inst. Mater. Sci, Japan • Risoe National Lab, Denmark predict potential dopants for optimum enhancement of critical current density. • Leads Univ, UK • University of NSW, Australia We demonstrate a unified mechanism • DSTO, Australia • Texas A&M University, USA according to which the optimal doping • ANSTO, Australia • ARC Fellowship at UoW effect can be achieved when the C 4.2 K • University of Geneva • Ningbo Institute of Materials 10 4 substitution and MgB2 formation take • DSL Switzerland Science place at the same time at low • Honeywell Ltd • University of Waterloo, Canada 3 temperatures. The understanding of dual Jc (Acm-2) 10 • Samsung Ltd Korea • Vice-president University of reaction model has led to the discovery • Everready Ltd US Kirdestan 700 C 950 C o o of the advantages of carbohydrate MgB C 3 CEO and 5 Professors went back to China from ISEM 10 2 o o doping in MgB2, resulting in a significant 1.9 0.1 650 C 1000 C un-doped MgB enhancement in Jc, Hirr, and Hc2. The 2 Superconductor Programs at ISEM: High Temp Superconductors (BPSCCO, 1 MgB +10wt% SiC dual reaction model has a significant 2 10 6 8 10 12 14 16 YBCO) Magnesium Diboride, and Fe-As Superconductor ramification to the fabrication of other μ0H (T) carbon containing compounds and Peak Effect in the Critical Current of composites. S. X. Dou et al., Physical Review Letters 98, 097002 (2007) Type-II Superconductors with Strong Magnetic Pinning • PE can take place only for certain pinning strengths, densities of pinning Record high upper critical field of NdO0.82F0.18FeAs centers, and driving forces • No vortex order-disorder transition observed • PE is a dynamical phenomenon, thus Hc2 = 13 T at 48 K with Tc = 51 K, thermal fluctuations significantly Hc2 (0) = 80 T + 230 T contribute to PE effect X. L. Wang et al, Advanced Materials 21, 236 (2009) X. B. Xu et al, Physical Review Letters 101, 14002 (2008) University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials MgB2 MRI demonstration coils Energy Materials: Hydrogen storage and battery program Background: Having recognized superconductors would be a long hold we initiated 53 cm bore; 3.8 cm coil height energy storage and battery program in 1994. Successful LIEF grant provided basic Strand: standard multifilament: facilities for fabrication and characterization of batteries. MgB2/Nb/Cu/CuNi 18 • Hydrogen storage, metal-nickel hydride batteries-- from 1994 to now filament Length = 823 meters • Fuel cells project--2002 482 turns Jc is 22 kA/cm2 at • Li-ion battery– from 1996 to now 20 K Bcoil is 0.12 at 20 K • Super-capacitors-- 2002 TEM images of spheroidal carbon-coated Si nanocomposite produced by spray pyrolysis at 400 ºC in air 10 x 1 km [0.8 mm multi] Demonstration purpose: Cool to 10 K, use frozen LN2 for Third World environments where power outages likely. Coil would take 24 hrs to heat up from 10 K to 20K. Hyper Tech send over 14 km to MIT MIT measured 80 A in coil set with a central bore field of 0.54 T at 13 K Strain Engineering in MgB2 and beyond a) Low magnification: Indexed diffraction pattern confirms presence of Si The residual thermal strain in SiC nanoparticles MgB2 caused by the different thermal b) High resolution: Insert shows interface between crystalline Si particle and the expansion coefficients between MgB2 pyrolyzed carbon coating layer and SiC represents an additional Ng et al, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 45, 6896 (2006) pinning in the SiC-MgB2 composite. The residual strain is evidenced through XRD, TEM and Raman Ultra-fine porous SnO2 nanopowders prepared via a molten salt process: studies. Strain engineering can Ultra-fine porous SnO2 nanoparticles for lithium ion batteries were prepared by a achieve desirable materials properties simple easily scale-up molten salt method at 300°C. The as-prepared SnO2 had a without significant alteration in tetragonal rutile structure with particle sizes between 2 and 5nm. The as-prepared The normalized ambient Raman spectra of intrinsic properties. nanoparticles delivered a significant higher discharge capacity and better cycle samples. The line spectra correspond to retention. It delivered a reversible capacity of 410 mAh g-1 after 100 cycles. The measurements taken before, and the dot R. Zeng et al, Applied Physics Letters excellent electrochemical performance of the ultrafine porous SnO2 can be spectra to measurements taken after cooling 94, 042510 (2009) attributed to the ultrafine crystallites and porous structures. to 10K for pure MgB2 and SiC+MgB2 Z. P. Guo et al, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2009 (in press) University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials SnO2 nanowires prepared by self-catalyzed growth process Thin film program Build on success of several LIEF/SII/NCRIS grants Experimental: Achieve the state-of-the-art coating technology and substantially enhanced our SnO + Sn mixing and ball mill materials fabrication capabilities. Thermal evaporation at 900C Deposition on to Si substrates at 800C to 850C in argon The microstructure of self-catalyzed grown SnO2 nanowires; (a) SEM image of SnO2 nanowires, (b) SEM image of tips including Sn doplets M. S. Park et al, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 46, 750 (2007) Thin film deposition facility Pulse Laser Deposition with examiner laser and high chamber vacuum chamber S. L. Chou et al, Electochem. With these facilities and expertise we attracted industry Commun. 11, support: 242 (2009) LP: Mesaplex Ltd, LP: Hyperis Ltd, 5 DP: AV Pan (3) , DQ Shi (1) and Y Zhao (1) 3 APD and 1 ARF The TEM image of SnO2 Capacity and cycle life SnO2 Electron beam evaporation nanotubes nanotube and rods facility Nanostructured electrodes for lithium ion battery (SnSb / CNTs) Pulsed Laser Deposition of YBaCuO films and (Y/Nd)BaCuO multi-layers Possible solution: Multi-layered structures MWCNT TEM SnSb/CNT M. S. Park et al, Chemistry of Materials 19, 2406 (2007) A. V. Pan et al, Applied Physics Letters 88, Cross-sectional TEM image of the 232506 (2006), Physical Review B 73, multilayered MgB2 film 155309 (2006) University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials Sensors using 1D nanostructure: Electronic Materials One dimensional (1D) nanostructures such as • Spintronics-ARC DP, QEII nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods and nanoribbons • Colossal magnetoresistance materials have been extensively investigated worldwide. • Multi-ferroics-ARC DP Chemical sensors play an important role in the • Ferroelectric materials areas of emissions control, environmental • Magnetocalorical materials –ARC DP and APD protection, public safety, anti-terrorism, and • Thermoelectric materials-ARC DP, LP, LX human health. In particular, the large surface-to- volume ratios of 1D nanostructures and the congruence of the carrier screening length with their lateral dimensions make them excellent candidates for gas-sensing. We have successfully Spintronics developed various semiconducting 1D Electron nanostructures for gas sensing applications with Conventional Electronics: ultrahigh sensitivity. Charge + Spin (1/2) Manipulation of Electrons by using their Charges for storage and processing of information G. X. Wang et al, Crystal Growth & Design 8 1940 (2008) Spin is ignored ! Spin Electronics: THz research in UoW Manipulation of spin or both spin and charge • Nonlinear optics and transport Spin plays important role !!! (Zhang) • New fundamental Physics • Resonant plasma emission (Zhang) • New Phenomena • Optical generation of pulsed THz • New Devices radiation (Lewis, Vickers, Mendis) Proposal for a new class of materials: Spin Gapless Semiconductors • THz spectroscopy (Lewis, Vickers) X.L. Wang, Physical Review Letters, 100 (2008) 156404 • Dynamics of nanotubes (Zhang) Spintronics, also called spin electronics, is a newly emerging field in solid state • THz imaging (X Zhang, RPI) physics and information technology. In spintronics information is carried by electron spins in addition to, or in place of, electron charge. The use of both charge and spin degrees of freedom in semiconductors is expected to enable the development of a S. Hargreaves et al, Applied Physics Letters 93, 242101 (2008) revolutionary class of electronic devices whose functionality will surpass that of Single maximum and single minimum is observed in terahertz power emitted by existing semiconductors. Conventional semiconductor electronics is based on the (100) n-type InP when crystal is rotated through 360º about its surface normal. number of charges and their energies, and devices are limited in speed due to energy This stands in contrast to other semiconductor terahertz emitters for which two, dissipation, whereas spintronics is based on direction of spin and spin coupling, and is three, or four maxima per rotation are observed. capable of much higher speeds and lower power consumption. Our team has invented The research is supported by ARC (DP, LE, LX), AAS, UoW, DLR(Germany), a number of new classes of materials which has great potential for new functional spintronic applications. NSF(USA), NNSF (China) University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials Example of ISEM Research Applications THz application Superconducting MRI system in operation HTS Power Cable (Image courtesy of Sumitomo Electric / SuperPower Wind turbine Battery for hybrid cars (Image courtesy of American Superconductor) Magnetic Hard Disk University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials ISEM ARC Funded Research Projects (2008-2009) ARC Center of Excellence Project CE0561616, H. K. Liu, COE Project, Nano-Materials for Energy Storage (2005-2010) ARC Discovery project 1. DP0558753, X. L. Wang, Exploration for New Materials for Spintronics, QEII, (2005- ARC Linkage Project 2009) 1. LP0882832, A. V. Pan, S. X. Dou, O. Mukhanov: Development of Superconducting 2. DP0665292, R. A. Lewis, High Efficiency Terahertz Emitters (2006-2008) Leads with Ultra-Low Thermal Conductivity for Cryoelectronic Applications (2008- 3. DP0666771, D. Q. Shi, Development of Conductive Buffer Layers for RABiTS-based 2010) Coated Conductors (2006-2008) 2. P0882282, C. Zhang, X. L. Wang, G. Wang, T. Toyoda: Novel Methods for 4. DP0666853, Y. Zhao, M. Ionescu, J. Du, E. W. Collings, Superconducting MgB2 Thin Enhancing Room Temperature Figure of Merit of Thermoelectric/Thermionic Films and Structures for Electronic Devices and Telecommunication Applications (APD, Materials for Refrigeration Applications (2008-2010) 2006-2008) 3. LP0989352, SX Dou; XL Wang; CD Cook; EW Collings: Approved Magnesium 5. DP0665873, X. L. Wang, Z. X. Cheng, T. Shrout, W. Wen, K. Yamaura, K. Liss, R. O. Diboride Superconductor Magnets for Applications (2009-2011) Piltz, Development of Novel Ferroelectric Magnetic Materials for Multi-functional 4. LP0989134, G Wang; D Wexler; J Horvat; C Zhang; H Kim, Approved Novel Lithium Applications (2006-2008) Iron based Olivine Phosphates as Cathode Materials for the Development of New 6. DP0770205, S. X. Dou, J. Driscoll, R. L. Flukiger, H. Kumakura, M. D. Sumption, Current Generation Power Batteries (2009-2011) Limiting Mechanisms in Magnesium Diboride Superconductor (APF, APD, 2007-2011) 5. LP0669456, S. X. Dou, D. Shi, R. Taylor, J. Barry and T. Matsushita, Development of 7. DP0771193, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu, P. H. Notten, J. Chen, A. Zuettel, New Concepts with High Performance Second Generation Superconductors (2006-2008) Multidisciplinary Approach: Novel Functionalised Nanostructures for Hydrogen Storage 6. LP0775109, G. X. Wang, H. K. Liu, K. Konstantinov, J. Z. Wang, D. Wexler, O. (2007-2009) Savadogo, Exploration of New Catalyst Materials for Hydrogen/Air Fed Proton 8. DP0772999, G. X. Wang, C. Zhang, K. Konstantinov, J. Z. Wang, M. S. Islam, R. S. Liu, P. Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (2007-2009) Novak, P. H. Notten First Principles for Development of Novel Hybrid Electrochemical 7. LP0775456, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu, J. Z. Wang, K. Konstantinov, M. Forsyth, Miniature Energy Storage and Conversion Systems (QEII, 2007-2011) Lithium Ion Battery for Implantable Medical Device Applications (2007-2009) 9. DP0879070, S. X. Dou, J. H. Kim, T. H. Johansen, E. Bruck: Giant Magnetocaloric Materials and Room Temperature Refrigeration, APD: J. H. Kim (2008-2011) ARC-LIEF project 10. DP0878611, Z. P. Guo: Charge Transfer Mechanism in 3-Dimensional Pore-solid 1. LE0882347, Prof. S. X. Dou et al, Title: High Field Magnetic for Materials Nanoarchitectures for Electrochemical Systems (2008-2010) Characterisation and Processing (2008) 11. DP0879933, A. V. Pan, C. P. Foley, T. H. Johansen, H. Hilgenkamp: Tailoring Superconducting Hybrid Multilayered Film Systems for Electric and Electronic ARC International Linkage Project Applications, ARF (2008-2010) 1. LX0455329, H. K. Liu, V. Pan, The Role of Nano-structures for the Super-current 12. DP0879714, G. Peleckis: Development of Novel High Efficiency Thermoelectric Oxides LX0668576, C. Zhang,D. Abbott, C. Zhang, Terahertz Optoelectronics based on for High Temperature Power Generation (2008-2010) Spintronics Materials (2006-2008) 13. DP0879151, C. Zhang, D. Li, F. Liu, R. B. Kraner, Y. Jiang: Novel Graphene 2. LX0776043, R. A. Lewis, R. Mendis, R. E. M. Vickers, C., Sydlo, H. L. Hartnagel, Nanostructures: Modelling, Synthesis, Fabrication and Characterisation (2008-2010) Advanced Materials and Structures for Terahertz Science and Technology (2007- 14. DP0879843, S. H. Zhou: Fabrication of High Quality MgB2 superconductor (2008-2010) 2009) 15. DP0878661, X. B. Yu: Improvement and Synthesis of Advanced Hydrogen Storage 3. LX0881969, Prof. S. X. Dou, Dr. Y Zhao, Prof. X. Xi, Prof. G. Ramanath, Prof. Q. J. Materials for Fuel Cell Application, APD (2008-2010) Li, Dr. G. Peleckis, Title: Development of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials 16. DP0984200, RA Lewis; J Horvat; W Xu, Approved Better Emitters, Enhanced Optics, for Power Generation from Heat (2006-2010) Superior Detectors: Advancing Terahertz Science and Technology for Applications in 4. LX0882225, A/Prof. X. L. Wang, Prof. S. Lee, Title: Mechanism and Enhancement of Medicine, Agriculture, Industry and National Security (2009-2011) Supercurrent Carrying Ability in Magnesium Diboride Superconductor (2008-2010) 17. DP0987805, JZ Wang, Approved Development of Inorganic-conducting Polymer 5. LX0881899, Prof. C. Zhang, Prof. F. Liu, Title: Design and Creation of Composites and Ionic Liquid-based Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (2009- Nanomechanical Architectures from Folding of Ultrathin Bi-layer Films (2008) 2011) 6. LX0989591 Dr J Kim; Prof SX Dou; Dr G Hong, Approved Study on the Deposition 18. DP0987190, XL Wang; CZ Cheng; D Chen; T Kimura; F Klose, Approved Frustrated of Superconducting REBCO Film via Chemical Route for Coated Conductor (2009) Magnets: a New Platform for Multiferroic Materials, APD: D. Chen (2009-2011) 7. LX0990073 A/Prof AV Pan; Prof TH Johansen, Approved Magnetic Walls as Nano- manipulators for Physics, Bio- and Medical Technologies (2009) University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials 2008 A* Publications 15. Wang X. L., Ghorbani S. R., Peleckis G. and Dou S. X., “Very High Critical Field and 1. Cheng Z. X., Wang, X. L., Kimura H., Ozawa K. and Dou S. X., “Nb and La Co-doped Superior Jc-Field Performance in NdFeAsO0.82F0.18 with Tc of 51 K”, Advanced Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films on Oxide Bottom Electrodes by Pulsed Laser Ablation”, Materials 21(2), 236 (2009). Applied Physics Letters 92, 092902 (2008). 16. Wang X. L., “Proposal for a New Class of Materials”, Physical Review Letters 100(15), 2. Cheng Z. X. and Wang X. L., “Optical Property and Electronic Band Structure of a 156404 (2008). Piezoelectric Compound Ga3PO7 Studies by the First-principles Calculation”, Applied 17. Xu X. B, Fangohr H., Xu X. N., Gu M., Wang Z. H., Ji S. M., Ding S. Y., Shi D. Q., and Physics Letters 92, 261915 (2008). Dou S. X., “Peak Effect in the Critical Current of Type-II Superconductors with Strong 3. Chou S. L., Wang J. Z., Sun J., Wexler D., Forsyth M., Liu H. K., MacFarlane D. and Magnetic Vortex Pinning”, Physical Review Letters 101(14), 147002 (2008). Dou S. X., “High Capacity, Safety, and Enhanced Cyclability of Lithium Metal Battery Using a V2O5 Nanomaterial Cathode and Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Electrolyte”, Chemistry of Materials 20(22), 7044 (2008). Summary 4. Glushenkov A. M., Stukachev V. I., Hassan M. F., Kuvshinov G. G., Liu H. K. and Chen • ISEM has six programs, 80 researchers with multidisciplinary expertise to foster a Y., “A Novel Approach for Real Mass Transformation from V2O5 Particles to Nanorods”, dynamic, international research centre (external funding over $3 m/y in the last five Crystal Growth and Design 8(10), 3661 (2008). years) 5. Gou X. L., Wang G. X., Kong X. Y., Wexler D., Horvat J., Yang J. and Park J. S., • ISEM program focuses on energy and electronic materials. “Flutelike Porous Hematite Nanorods and Branched Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterisation and Application for Gas-Sensing”, Chemistry - A European Journal 14, • ISEM labs are equipped with modern facilities, providing services to researchers in 5996 (2008). a number of institutions 6. Hargreaves S. and Lewis R. A., “Single-cycle Azimuthal Angle Dependence of • ISEM has established strong international collaborative network and is keen to seek Terahertz Radiation from (100) n-type InP”, Applied Physics Letters 93, 242101 (2008). more collaborative partners. 7. Kim J. H., Xu X., Hossain M. S. A., Shi D. Q., Zhao Y., Wang X. L., Dou S. X., Choi S. • Work with industry to promote commercialization of IP. and Kiyoshi T., “Influence of Disorder on the In-field Jc of MgB2 Wires Using Highly Active Pyrene”, Applied Physics Letters 92, 042506 (2008). Meet ISEM 8. Lewis R. A., “Electroresistance of La0.8Li0.2MnO3”, Applied Physics Letters 92, 184102 (2008). 9. Liu J., Wright A. R., Zhang C. and Ma Z., “Strong Terahertz Conductance of Graphene Nanoribbons under a Magnetic Field”, Applied Physics Letters 93, 041106 (2008). 10. Park M. S, Kang Y. M., Kim J. H., Wang G. X., Dou S. X. and Liu H. K., “Effects of Low-temperature Carbon Encapsulation on the Electrochemical Performance of SnO2 nanopowders”, Carbon 46(1), 35 (2008). 11. Park M. S., Kang Y., Wang G. X., Dou S. X. and Liu, H. K., “The Effect of Morphological Modification on the Electrochemical Properties of SnO2 Nanomaterials”, Advanced Functional Materials 18(3), 455 (2008). 12. Wang G. X., Park J. S., Kong X. Y., Wilson P. R., Chen Z. X. and Ahn J. H., “Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Gallium Oxide (â-Ga2O3) 1D Nanostructures: Nanowires, Nanoribbons, and Nanosheets”, Crystal Growth and Design 8(6), 1940 (2008). 13. Wang G. X., Wang B., Park J. S., Yang J., Shen X. P. and Yao J., “Synthesis of Enhanced Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Graphene Oxide Nanosheets by a Solvothermal Method”, Carbon 47(1), 68 (2008). 14. Wang J. Z., Chew S. Y., Zhao Z. W., Ashraf S. A., Wexler D., Chen J., Ng S. H., Chou S. L., and Liu H. K., “Sulfur-mesoporous Carbon Composites in Conjunction with a Novel Our Mission Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries”, Carbon 46, 229 (2008). To establish and maintain a world-class co-operative research team in superconducting and electronic materials science and technology and stimulate the technological and commercial development of Australian Industry in this field. University of Wollongong Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials