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Chemistry nanotechnology for energy storage and environmental monitoring

Nanoflex have developed a technology for the reproducible fabrication of electrodes in which the critical dimension is 50nm. This project aims to use the technology for construction of nanoelectrode devices at critical dimensions, allowing for further and substantial performance advantages in energy storage and environmental monitoring. This involves fabrication, characterisation and fundamental studies of nanoelectrodes for batteries and environmental sensors. Positive short-term benefits include conductimetric sensing for metal ions in effluent streams, while long-term benefits lie in a crucial paradigm shift in the field of energy storage through supercapacitors/batteries/battery capacitor hybrids.

Nanoflex Limited

NanoFlex manufactures high performance electrodes for electrochemical research. They brought to market the first commercial nanoelectrode, which embeds NanoFlex's patented nanoelectrode architecture at the heart of the CAVIARETM (CAVIty ARray Electrode) system. Their core CAVIARETM technology can be incorporated into electrochemical based products or developed to address specific requirements.

Researcher: Miriam Ferrer Huerta

Miriam Ferrer Huerta holds a first class BSc(Hons) in Chemistry and a Masters of Science degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the University of Barcelona. She then joined the engineering academic community at Lancaster University, where she is currently working on chemistry nanotechnology

Project supervision

  • Nanoflex Ltd
  • Lancaster University

Fri 11 May 2012