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New aluminium radical battery promises more sustainable power
Scientists hope to make the world’s first safe and efficient non-toxic aqueous aluminium radical battery
17-Jul-2023 - Teams from Flinders University in South Australia and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in China have reported the first stage of developing these novel batteries in a new article published by the Journal of American Chemistry, the flagship journal of the American Chemical Society. Most batteries ...
‘Electrifying’ achievement for making more sustainable polymers
New low-cost material can be made with minimal power and no hazardous chemicals
24-May-2023 - Chemistry researchers at Flinders University have ‘struck gold’ by discovering a new way to make ‘green’ polymers from low-cost building blocks with just a small amount of electricity. The reaction is fast and occurs at room temperature. No hazardous chemical initiators are required – just ...
Enhancing water-splitting process for hydrogen production
Chromium oxide found to be best material for photocatalyst semiconductor efficiency
02-May-2023 - The rise of hydrogen as an important future renewable energy source is accelerating – and Flinders University has made an important contribution to the understanding of the stability of photocatalysts for water splitting to improve potential production methods. The latest research by Flinders ...
New polymer made from recycled waste has real magnetic appeal
Renewable material has many uses - from robotics and construction to water purification
17-Oct-2022 - A new multi-functional material which can be used to purify water, as a recyclable construction material, and as a lightweight machine component for possible use in soft robotics, can also be moved remotely by a magnet. The new material that has been created and tested in theChalker Research ...
Smart coatings in the pipeline
Made from cheap chemicals, this polymer packs a punch
17-Mar-2022 - An imaginative approach to polymer surface coating has produced a sustainable way to remove mercury from water – while providing a wide range of protection including for preventing metal corrosion and solvent damage of plastic PVC pipes. The smart coating, made from low-cost chemicals from oil ...
Slick solution for oil spills set to clean up
20-Apr-2018 - Polluted beaches, oily water, dead birds and marine life destruction caused by crude oil spills could be a thing of the past with pioneering new research led by Flinders University. An exciting, more sustainable answer to effectively clean up oil spill destruction follows development of a new way ...