A powder so porous it fits the surface area of a football field in a teaspoon. MOFs have lots of potential uses but they’ve been too unpredictable, until now. Our breakthrough discovery means MOFs can have a wide range of optical, sensor and microelectronic applications.
A new metal-based smart material can shield our soldiers against a broad spectrum of toxic chemicals, reducing the number of casualties.
We’ve developed a polymer based coating for implantable medical devices that prevent bacteria from sticking to the surface and forming into a biofilm antibiotics can’t penetrate.
A new method using vapour to grow designer tiny crystals, known as metal organic frameworks, could lead to a new breed of faster, more powerful electronic devices.
Our new technology for cleaning up industrial waste and soil could offer industry an innovative solution for turning wastewater into a safe, clean and usable resource.
The UN estimates that 780 million people worldwide have no clean water, and that number goes up if you include those who have been affected by natural disasters like floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. Cara Doherty, who has just won L’Oreal’s 2014 Women in Science Award, is working to change that. Using crystals. A very
What do the Real Housewives of Melbourne and plastic have in common? You’ll be surprised to hear that it’s a Hollywood makeover. We’ve developed a new material that prevents plastic from ageing, acting like a shot of collagen. And how will that freeze power costs? When applied to plastic lining (like those used in power generators)
By Angela Beggs Could the everyday devices we use be about to shrink even more? Looks like it! Our materials science researchers have been hard at work on a new micro-chip which could change devices as we know them and make them; well, much skinnier and far more intelligent. The work has been highlighted on