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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
                                                                                        Professor Shi Xue Dou, FTSE, DSc
                                                                                        ISEM, Innovation Campus, AIIM Facility,
                                                                                        University of Wollongong, Squires Way,
                                                                                        Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519, Australia
                                                                                        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:
                                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:                Fax: +61 2 4221 5731

            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
                                                                                             • 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
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
                                                                                             • 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
                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                              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 Argonne National Laboratory,       University, China                                                                                                                    • High n value, suitable for persistent current
  USA                                • National Research Council of                                       10

                                                                                                                                                              20K             application
• NEDO Fellowship, Osaka National      Canada,                                                                                    30K
  Research Institute, Japan          • University de Sherbrooke,                                          10
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                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                        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)
• 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
                                                                                                                   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

Superconductor Programs at ISEM: High Temp Superconductors (BPSCCO,                           1
                                                                                                           MgB +10wt% SiC               dual reaction model has a significant
                                                                                            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
                                        • 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
                                                                                        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

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
                                                                                                                                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
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
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

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